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North Cheyenne Cañon Park (Now named Cheyenne Cañon Park) was so popular with Colorado Springs Residents in 1883 that there were organized protests against the decision to close the park on Sundays to give employees a day off.
By 1883 the park, then owned by Colorado College Land Company, had a wagon road into the Cañon, various footpath trails, and was open to the public every day of the week. To show how cherished this park really is, the decision to close the park on Sundays to give park employees a day off lead to public outrage. The gate was torn down, campaigns began speaking out against the closing and even Helen Hunt Jackson (a local writer that drew her inspiration from the Cañon) finally gained the reward of having the City of Colorado Springs purchase 640 acres in 1885 to be used as a city park. At this time, the park gained it’s name Cheyenne Park, making North Cheyenne Cañon one of the oldest Parks in Colorado Springs.
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