Four MIle Historic Park is operated in cooperation with the City and County of Denver's Park & Recreation Department,

with support from the City of Glendale and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.



Four Mile Historic Park is a jewel of history, preservation, and education located between Glendale and Denver on the banks of Cherry Creek. One of the original “Mile” houses, and the last stop before making a grand entrance into Denver, it has served many purposes over the years from a stop on Cherokee Trail, to farming, ranching, dairy production, and currently as home to the oldest standing residential structure in the metropolitan area (built 1859).  Four Mile has remained mostly intact while the rest of the world changed and evolved around it.  


Four Mile is an incredible journey where everyone can witness the remaining 12-acres of a once 600+ acre farm that was saved and preserved from urban redevelopment in the late 1970’s. People from all walks of life and interests are drawn to Four Mile Historic Park to support our mission through any one of our year-round programs and community events.  Many come to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty - often times forgetting they are in the heart of the city.  


Currently, we find ourselves engaged in a strategic visioning process which will guide the organization into the next 20 years of programming, as well as sustainability in an effort to maintain, grow and ensure our mission. Your support is integral to the success of our mission, for many future generations to come.  


Christopher Lozing

Former Chairperson, Four Mile Historic Park





Karen Hone, Chairperson

Brett Tucker, Vice Chairperson

Laura Paciorek, Secretary

Susan Bell Trickett, Vice President

Dave Sheldon, Vice President

Craig Walsh, Vice President

Katie Wilkins, Vice President


Today - Today, our twelve-acre site serves as a portal

into Denver's past through various community programs.


2016 - Recipient of the Greater Glendale Chamber of

Commerce Nonprofit of the Year Award (2015)


2015 - Recipient of Westword's Best Trip Back In Time.


2008 - Four Mile Historic Park became a Denver Story

Trek partner, in collaboration with Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Black American West Museum, and Byers-Evans House Museum.  This collaboration brings a nationally recognized unity to Denver Art and Culture organizations by promoting a connection between all organizations through Denver history.


2007 - Mayor John Hickenlooper declared Four Mile

Historic Park one of twelve partners in The 5 by 5 Program, providing Denver Head Start and Early Head Start children and their families with year-round access and educational opportunities at 15 of Denver’s cultural venues at no cost.


2005 - 9News declared Four Mile Historic Park one of

Colorado’s Best Summer Camps.


2004 - Recipient of Westword's Best Little Parties on

the Prairie award.


2003 - Four Mile Historic Park received the Fred A.

Rosenstock Award for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Rocky Mountain history by the Denver Posse of Westerners.


2001 - The Colorado Historical Society awarded Four

Mile Historic Park the Josephine H. Miles History Award for the advancement of Colorado history. That same year, Four Mile Historic Park received an award of merit for outstanding community contributions from the El Pomar Foundation.


1983 - Denver’s Mayor Federico Pena signed a

Citation recognizing the Founding Members of Denver’s Four Mile Historic Park for “their vision and foresight that preserved this unique place in the history and development of Denver... for their determination to make this Historic Park a place of education and enjoyment for succeeding generations.”


1978 - Four Mile Historic Park is dedicated to the

citizens of Denver as a public park.


1977 - Nonprofit corporation formed


1975 - City and County of Denver acquires Four Mile

House and surrounding property.

Preservation efforts begin.


1969 - Four Mile House is listed on the National

Register of Historic Places (12/3/1969)


1968 - Four Mile House is is designated a Denver

Landmark (12/27/1968)


1941 - Four Mile House receives Historical Monument

Designation from the Daughters of the American Revolution Peace Pipe Chapter.


1934 - Four Mile House is recorded in the Historic

American Building Survey


1864 - Levi and Millie Booth and family take residence

at the Four Mile House


1860 - Mary Cawker and her two children take

residence at the Four Mile House


1859 - Four Mile House is constructed by the Brantner

brothers, Samuel and Jonas.


At Four Mile Historic Park, every guest has the opportunity to have a fun and meaningful experience. This pursuit requires strong, dedicated leadership. Our Board of Directors oversees operations and engages community members in supporting the organization. We are thankful that these individuals have committed their time and expertise to the continued growth and success of Four Mile Historic Park.


Paul Aceto, Denver City Coucil District 5 Appointee

Barbara Bown Wyatt

Scott Brock, City of Glendale Appointee

Ned Grant

Happy Haynes, Denver Manager of Parks & Rec

Robert Kapelke

Robert Lowdermilk

Katherine Mills

Scott Wasserman, Denver Mayoral Appointee



Jim Wilkins

Laura Hiniker, Executive Director

720-865-0812, laurah@fourmilepark.org


Anne Kelly, Membership & Visitor Services

720-865-0803, info@fourmilepark.org


Arianne Sadat-Sharifi, Volunteer Engagement & Communications Coordinator

720-865-0813, arianne@fourmilepark.org


Paul Reimer, Education Director

720-865-0811, paulr@fourmilepark.org


Cat Jensen, Youth Programs Coordinator

720-865-0810, catj@fourmilepark.org


Kate Moreland, Site Manager

720-865-0802, sitemanager@fourmilepark.org


Alex Morris, Assistant Site Manager



Bonnie Bowman, Collections Manager

720-865-0806, bonnie@fourmilepark.org

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