Fantastically Fun New Playarea is Open at Cherry Creek Mall

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Downtown, Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 20-08-2010

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Did  you know Cherry Creek Mall partnered with HealthONE Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital to create a brand new children’s play area?  It is really fun, to say the least.  It is based on the popular Looney Toons series, children can “hang out” with Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Porky, and more.  It is bright, colorful, features 2 slides, so much fun for both big and little kids.

Cherry Creek Mall Playground

View of the Cherry Creek Mall Playground

Cherry Creek Mall Playground

Amazingly bright, fun and exciting!

Cherry Creek Mall Playground

"Water" Slide, Clubhouse Slide

Cherry Creek Mall Playground

View from Above

Cherry Creek Playarea

Enjoy popcorn or pretzels from nearby restaurants, there is also 2 Starbucks at Cherry Creek Mall.


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Belleview Park Englewood

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds, Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 19-08-2010

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Belleview Park Littleton

Covered Picnic Area next to main playground

Belleview Park Englewood

playground

Belleview Park is an amazing park, sprawled out over several acres, it is a perfect family park. There are hills and grassy fields, a river, a bridge, 2 playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball, covered picnic tables. PLUS there is a kiddie train, a petting zoo and beautiful gardens.

Every 4th of July this park holds one of the biggest fireworks displays in the Denver area. Also located in walking distance are Pirates Cove, Colorado Journey Mini-Golf, and Cornerstone Park. It is a recreational mecca.

Belleview Park Englewood

Lil kids playground

Belleview Park Englewood

Belleview Park Englewood

Belleview Park

Tennis Courts at Belleview park

Belleview Park

Petting Zoo

Belleview Park

Basketball Courts

Belleview Park

Belleview Park Creek
Belleview Park Bridge
Belleview Park Train Tracks
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The Wildlife Experience

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 05-08-2010

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Colorado Wildlife ExperienceAutomated Croc moves and make sounds

Colorado Wildlife Experience is definitely a must see!  It is a museum for the 21st century.  Almost all displays are interactive, even complete with robot “humans” that give information.  Using a kiosk you can even ask them a question.  Globe-ology is going on right now too – there are animal sounds to hear, different climates to explore, bat caves, waterfalls, deserts.  Join National Geographic at their 2nd story display of the Critter Cam.  A super fun interactive area exploring the world of animals.  There are many demonstrations and events throughout each day, making it even more fun.  There is also a gorgeous art exhibit.  There are 2 playrooms, a gift shop, a snack bar and a restaurant.  Also, they now have 3D movies for an additional fee.

Colorado Wildlife Experience

Globe-ology

Colorado Wildlife Experience

Really hanging globe- images are projected onto it – Demos

Colorado Wildlife ExperienceUsing one of the many kiosks throughout

We went on a Sunday afternoon, crowds were light.  We walked through in about 2 hours.  We will return.


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Westlands Park Greenwood Village

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 05-08-2010

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Westlands Park Greenwood VillageClimbing Structure
The park is new, fun, huge and offers plenty for all! It is sprawling, with playgrounds, pavilions, an awesome water feature, paths, fields, and a super-secret, super cool treehouse! You can spend the entire day here. The playground features several different play areas, with ramps, tunnels, bridges, poles, slides, lookout tower, silly swings, regular swings, sooo many features! Next to the playground areas is the really cool “treehouse”. It is a wooden, 2-stroy structure complete with bridges, lookout areas, and a ladder. Hidden amongst huge shade trees, a must see. Further down the path is a pavilion available for rent and past that, there is a water feature. This is a really fun one with a “creek”, waterfall and other areas of fun. It is unique.

Westlands Park Greenwood Village

Playground

Westlands Park Greenwood VillageWater Feature Creek

Westlands Park Greenwood VillageWater Feature

Treehouse Westlands Park Greenwood VillageThe Super-Cool Treehouse

Westlands Park Greenwood VillageThe Big Kids Play Structure

Westlands Park Greenwood VillageOpen Fields

Water Fountains
Flush Toilets


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Cherry Knolls Park Centennial

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Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southeast Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 05-08-2010

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Cherry Knolls Park
This is a popular park in a popular area, just a block over from the Streets at Southglenn. Located behind the Safeway on the SE corner of Arapahoe and University. The park is located in a little valley with Bear Creek running through it, same with the metro-wide bike path. There is a baseball field and grassy fields. The playground includes cute interactive games all around, even find the tracks – find animal “tracks” and match them to the diagram to see what the animal is. There are baby swings, bridges, monkey bars, slides. The creek proves to be a fun place for the children. It is rocky I strongly suggest water shoes or sandals while in the creek. I’ve seen kids catch crawfish in there!
Cherry Knolls Park
Bear Creek at Cherry Knolls Park
Cherry Knolls Park
Cherry Knolls Park

Water Fountains
Flush Toilets


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