The 75th Anniversary Committee is seeking personal stories about Cherry Hills Village and to recognize residents’ significant contributions to the City. If you would like to share a personal story about the Village or would like to recognize a significant contribution, please email Jessica Sager. Submittals must be under 250 words and will be reviewed by staff prior to posting.
I was fortunate to grow up in Cherry Hills village and raise my family here. As a young girl I had horses. I was involved with the Cherry Creek Pony Club run by Cat Anderson. Several of my friends had horses, we would ride together on the High Line Canal and in open fields. One lived on Gilpin Street, west of University Boulevard. Traffic was minimal on University and we could ride across University to get together. We also rode in a field which is now Cherry Hills Park. Once my neighbor and I rode our horses to CHV Elementary School on the last day of school. We tied our horses to a tree at school, obtained our final report cards and rode home. It was a fun way to end the school year.
I had several birthday celebrations with friends tubing in the High Line. My mother drove us to an access point on Belleview and we floated in inner tubes to an area near my home.
My husband, David, and I were married in the back yard of my parents’ house. The trees in their yard had matured and it was a beautiful garden setting for a wedding. David and I purchased the property adjacent to the High Line where I had kept my horses. We built our house and it has been our home since 1986. We acquired additional property and had a pond which was fun for both our children and dogs. It is our sanctuary in the growing Denver area.
-Submitted by Nancy Wyman, Cherry Hills Village resident and 75th Anniversary Committee member