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Denver, Colorado: Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero Team Field Report

Bear Creek Park

3550 South Raleigh St., Denver, CO
Bear Creek Park. Access from W. Hamilton Place and Raleigh St. Drive south under US Hwy 285 into Bear Creak Park, at the west end of S. Raleigh St.
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Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero.

Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero

Bear Creek Park's old sombrero slide has been accessorized into a new, giant, sleeping, half-buried cowboy. Report... [09/13/2017]

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Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero

This is at Bear Creek Park. It is a beautiful park, but is was hard to figure out how to get to it. It is at the edge of a residential section. The creek running through it is so beautiful. The sombrero needs to be repainted, but I loved the idea of the knees and boots, giving its look of a real sleeping giant.

[Melanie Turner, 07/27/2019]

Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero Slide.

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]

It's like a merger between South of the Border and The Awakening!

Suggestive Sombrero

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]

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