History Mystery Tours Coming Up!

August 13, 2017 – 9:25 am

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Please join us for the annual History   Mystery Tours at Riverside Cemetery!  This annual tour showcases the history of Denver’s oldest operating cemetery and those buried there.

 

 

The event is Friday, October 27th with tours taking place between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM.  

Ticketing is limited – Click Here to get yours now.

Riverside Cemetery in the News

August 1, 2017 – 7:35 pm

There have been many recent stories about the changes to the entrance of Riverside Cemetery being proposed by RTD.  See the In the Media page of this web site to see the latest information.

Riverside Clean Up Day!

July 18, 2017 – 4:49 pm

Please join us for a Riverside Cemetery Cleanup Day 

Thursday July 20th from 6-8:30-ish PM

Come when you can – Leave when you must!

• Trash pickup
• Flowerbed weeding
    o All raised beds
    o Iris bed

Cold bottled water and trash bags will be provided.  

Please wear sturdy shoes, hats, gloves, bug spray, sunscreen!!!

Public Hearing – RIVERSIDE NEEDS YOU!

April 30, 2017 – 8:19 am

RTD and BNSF railway have filed a petition with the state of Colorado to move the current entrance to Riverside Cemetery.  

 

The proposed new location of the entrance, at the north end of the cemetery on York street, impacts not only the accessibility of the office to visitors and the safety and security of the cemetery, but also it will greatly alter this historic landmark.

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY NEEDS YOU!

 

There will be a hearing to discuss this change and collect public comment.  Please make time in your schedule to attend in person and make your thoughts known about this change.

 

The hearing will be:

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 4:00 PM

1560 Broadway, 2nd floor

Commission hearing room A

 

Please attend and oppose the York street entrance.  Alternative entrances (such as one on Race Street), while more expensive, are viable and preferred.

 

More information but the filing and hearing may be found on the PUC web site.  Click here to view.

Upcoming events at Riverside

April 10, 2017 – 7:13 pm

Please join the Friends at the following events at Riverside.  All events are sponsored by the Fairmount Heritage Foundation:

 

May 7th at 10:00 AM – Walking tour of Riverside ($10)

May 13th at 6:00 PM – Twilight tour of Riverside (Free)

May 28th at 11:00 AM – Memorial day tour of Riverside (Free)

June 4th at 10:00 AM – Walking tour of Riverside ($10)

June 16th at 6:00 PM – Family night at Riverside (Free)

August 5th at 10:00 AM – Annual Vintage Baseball Game (Free)

Click on the event name to register or buy tickets.

 

Additionally, the annual Fairmount Cemetery Car Show is scheduled for July 23rd from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Click here to see the flyer and learn more.

Riverside Spring Work Day – Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 25, 2017 – 12:49 pm

Farimount Heritage Foundation is hosting a work day at Riverside Cemetery on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  

 

Join us to clean up and welcome spring!

 

Click here to RSVP via EventBrite

March full moon photo shoot at Riverside

February 12, 2017 – 3:12 pm

The Fairmount Heritage Foundation will be hosting a full moon photo shoot at Riverside Cemetery on the night of March 11th.

This is your opportunity to photograph the cemetery at night, lit only by the full moon!

Click here for details and to register.

December board meeting

November 29, 2016 – 9:14 pm

Please join us on Monday, December 12th at 7:00 PM for the Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery board meeting.  Success from 2016 will be discussed along with plans for 2017.

The meeting will take place in the TAXI II conference room in the TAXI complex at 3457 Ringsby Court in Denver, 80216.  Click here for a map and directions.

We hope to see you there!

Painting project complete

October 1, 2016 – 9:16 am

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Thank you to everyone that participated in our second painting project.  The final results are beautiful!

 

Check back here for additional projects and activities.  We’ll post opportunities as they become available.

September events at Riverside

August 28, 2016 – 11:32 am

You are welcome to join the Fairmount Heritage Foundation’s free tour of Riverside! 

September’s tour will be taking place at 10 am on Sunday the 11th.

See the web site of Fairmount Cemetery for more information.