PHOTO CREDIT to: Mark Ryan

In 1907, 23 acres of what is now known as Hilltop was purchased as party of Denver's "City Beautiful" plan, setting aside land for parks throughout the city. Two parks within the boundaries of Hilltop are Cranmer Park and Crestmoor Park. Cranmer Park at 5,434 ft. above sea level towers over the rest of Denver at 5,280 ft. altitude. It is most famous for a large sundial sculpture from which point one can see from Pike’s Peak to Long’s Peak. The sundial was repaired in 2018 to the tune of $2M.

Even the street names in Hilltop pay tribute to arborary. The double alphabetical street names A – Z are a noun followed by a tree or plant.