MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
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.
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
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
Happy Haynes, Denver Manager of Parks & Rec
Scott Wasserman, Denver Mayoral Appointee
Laura Hiniker, Executive Director
Anne Kelly, Membership & Visitor Services
Arianne Sadat-Sharifi, Volunteer Engagement & Communications Coordinator
Paul Reimer, Education Director
Cat Jensen, Youth Programs Coordinator
Kate Moreland, Site Manager
Alex Morris, Assistant Site Manager
Bonnie Bowman, Collections Manager