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Butterflies; Denver’s Neighboring Beautiful Winged Art Show

May 16th, 2024

Up 36 to Broomfield, we are fortunate to be next to the famous Butterfly Pavilion. We see it as a photo up beyond compare and a rare treat. The butterflies might see it as a giant spring break in the jungle. Black Swallowtail             photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling The Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) is a striking and widespread species of butterfly, known for its distinctive appearance and fascinating life cycle. This North American native is recognizable by its large, black wings adorned with prominent rows of yellow spots, and blue and red markings near the tail, which... Read More

TOP STORY 2023! – Heartwarming Moment Captured: Denver is in Awe as Denver Zoo Lions Respond to Woman’s Presence

May 16th, 2024

During a visit to the Denver Zoo, a remarkable encounter occurred between a group of lions and a couple from Boulder. It was a heartwarming moment that showcased the special connection humans can share with animals. As the observer described, the lions were initially situated at the far end of their enclosure, seemingly disinterested or preoccupied with their own activities. However, everything changed when the visitor’s wife approached the glass. Unbeknownst to them, she possessed a unique affinity for animals, a quality that often attracts them and elicits unexpected reactions. As she... Read More

The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project And Future Changes

September 24th, 2018

While the reservoir will remain open throughout construction, there will be some changes and areas that are temporarily closed. The attached graphic outlines the anticipated schedule and impacts. Denver Water strives to provide Boulder and Denver residents with the latest information on how recreational activities will be impacted during the planned expansion of Gross Reservoir this season and beyond.  Read More

Cheesman Park: A Place For Beauty, Ghosts And Fun

June 13th, 2017
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There are a lot of great things about living in Denver, but one of my favorite parts is all the public parks. From City Park (great for an evening jog), to Confluence park (ideal for a good book and view of the city), Civic Center park (where all the best food trucks are) and more, Denver’s park scene is on point. That said, my absolute favorite park in Denver is Cheesman park! Located near Capital Hill between 13th Ave and 8th Ave, Race St and Humboldt St, this park offers 80.7 acres of space to play in, is open from 5:30am-11pm daily and is one of the most scenic places in town! From picnickers,... Read More