Ruby Hill, Denver

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Coordinates: 39°41′01″N 105°00′26″W / 39.68361°N 105.00722°W / 39.68361; -105.00722

Ruby Hill Park and West Florida Ave. in Ruby Hill.

Ruby Hill is a neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The neighborhood takes its name from Ruby Hill, a 5,390 ft (1,640 m) elevation hill[1] in the neighborhood that overlooks much of South Denver. The hill itself was named for red stones found in the area by early miners, stones that turned out to be garnets.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Ruby Hill is rectangular-shaped neighborhood located in the southwest part of Denver. Its boundaries[3] are:

Notable spots in Ruby Hill[edit]

  • Ruby Hill Park[4] occupies much of the eastern part of the neighborhood
  • The Ruby Hill Terrain Park, a part of Ruby Hill Park used for winter sports such as sledding, skiing and snowboarding
  • Ruby Hill Bike Park, a 7.5 acre mountain bike park that includes a slopestyle course, dirt jumps, pump tracks, and a skills course[5]
  • Levitt Pavilion Denver, an outdoor concert venue with seating for 7,500, scheduled to open in mid-2017[2]
  • Sanderson Gulch Park,[6] an open space park and riparian area centered on a creek that empties into the South Platte River. A public trail follows alongside the creek.

Population[edit]

In 2015, the population of Ruby Hill was 10,811.[7] Except for the park and the gulch, most of the neighborhood consists of single-family homes and the businesses along South Federal Boulevard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruby Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ a b 9News and Caitlin Hendee. Ruby Hill Park: An urban snow and summer playground for kids and adults. Denver Business Journal, February 4, 2017. Retrieved: March 18, 2017.
  3. ^ City and County of Denver. Statistical neighborhoods. Retrieved: March 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ruby Hill Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Denver Parks and Recreation. Denver Bike Parks. Retrieved: March 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Sanderson Gulch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Shift Research Lab. Community Facts: Ruby Hill. Retrieved: March 15, 2017.

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