Alamo Placita Park (Little Place of the Cottonwoods) has often been called Denver, Colorado's most ideal and most beautiful park.
Part of Denver Parks and Recreation Alamo Placita Park is a public park located on the north side of Speer Boulevard between Ogden and Emerson Streets. While I was in Denver last week, to go shopping with my daughter for her wedding dress, I passed the park many times while driving down Speer Boulevard. Seeing it's beauty from the corner of my eye, I decided that one day I had to stop and explore it further.
I was amazed by its array of beautifully well maintained flower beds!
The park was a landscape artist's masterpiece.
A very beautiful oasis of beauty next to the very busy highway. As you can see in the photos it still contained some cottonwood trees after which it was named.
Even though the month of August in Denver was in the 90's almost every day--the hottest August that was ever recorded in the city--the flowers were all in wonderful condition.
Just a few of the many beautiful blossoms in the park.
An informational placard in the park told the varied and colorful history of the land this park is located on, including the fact that this was once the site of an amusement area that was called "The Coney Island of the West." This photo, as well as all the photos in this post can be enlarged by clicking on them once, and then again when they reopen. More of the history of the park and surrounding neighborhood can be read at this link.
Directly across from Alamo Placita Park is a section of the Cherry Creek which winds though the city of Denver and is a favorite bicycle and walking path.
It is truly wonderful that municipalities such as Denver maintain such beautiful green spaces within city limits for the enjoyment of all!
I'm adding this post to "Mosaic Monday" on Mary's blog Little Red House. Thanks, Mary, for hosting this wonderful event each week!