Cheyenne-Arapaho Park, officially Tsistsistas-Hinono’einiihi’ Park, is an important part of the County’s history; it is the first park in the metro area to pay tribute to the Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples. The east side of the park opened in 1996 with a formal blessing ceremony by tribe leadership. The original park was designed to depict traditional Native American values, bringing a sense of peace and harmony and a natural feel with native vegetation, red gravel paths, and ceremonial ring of rocks to symbolize traditional council gatherings.
The 4.6-acre park will include a community garden, off-leash dog area, natural play area with extended cottonwood creek bed, and multiple picnic and shade areas. The park will benefit residents by supporting quality of life and providing additional opportunities for recreation and nature experiences close to home. Historically, busy roadways through the dense area have made it challenging for residents to access nearby parks and trails.
Owner – Arapahoe County
Architect | Engineer – Stream Landscape Architecture