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The discovery of gold in 1858 led to the establishment of a settlement in Cherry Creek. Early settlers were warned of the danger of floods, but despite this, the community along the banks of Cherry Creek grew and thrived. However, regular flooding eventually caused the Cherry Creek Reservoir to be built in 1950. Nearly a decade later, the recreational use of the reservoir grew to the point that Cherry Creek Reservoir became part of the Cherry Creek State Recreation Area, Colorado’s first state park. Today, 1.5 million people visit annually to enjoy the facilities. There are the traditional outdoor activities like camping, hiking, boating, biking, and fishing, but there are also several more unique activities available. How about model airplane flying at the airfield? Or horseback riding? There is even a family shooting range.
The neighborhood of Cherry Creek is very affluent, with a median household income of almost twice the state average. Newer residences mingle with the majestic, historic homes in the neighborhood’s tree-lined residential areas. But Cherry Creek is far from quaint, offering a bustling urban environment. It is easily accessible by car and is also serviced by the RTD bus system, which make it simple to visit both of Cherry Creek’s commercial hubs. There is the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, an upscale, indoor shopping center with nearly 20 different dining options and top-of-the-line designer stores. To the north, there is the shopping district of Cherry Creek North. This shopping district spans 16 city blocks and boasts over 320 restaurants, upscale boutiques, galleries, and shops. The pedestrian-friendly Fillmore Plaza located here is the setting for a variety of community events, including concerts and the well-known Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Plaza also features an ice rink.
Cherry Creek is home to the Cherry Creek Bike Path, a 10-mile round-trip path that follows the Cherry Creek River. It is also home to Pulaski Park and Manley Park, all of which are part of the City of Denver’s Parks and Recreation Network.