Denver, Colorado: Sleeping Giant in a SombreroBear Creek Park's sombrero slide has been revamped to appear as a giant, sleeping, half-buried figure.
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Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero
Bear Creek Park, also known as "Sombrero Hat Park" to locals, is well known for the Sombrero slide that has been a part of the park for over 20 years. Just recently, the city of Denver completed renovations and redesign of the park. The most notable change is to the much maligned (at least on this site) sombrero slide. The Parks Dept commissioned additional "parts" to the hat to give the illusion that it is now a sleeping giant slowly sinking in the playground. The two exposed denim covered knees and a boot tip now keep the kids wondering if there might be more to the giant underneath all that cedar bark they now play on.
In keeping with the western theme, written on a ledge near the giant is this story:"On the plains of Colorado roamed a giant cowboy… He traveled across the land, herding cattle from town to town…Upon seeing Bear Creek, the giant rested along the water's edge and called it home."[Bob Pearce, 11/19/2009]
In a park, there is a playground with a giant cement slide that is shaped like a sombrero. With a creative mind (dirty) it looks like a part of the female anatomy. A friend of mine pointed that out and I thanked her for ruining some childhood memories.[Melissa Weyrick, 08/06/1998]