|Address:||Garrison & Kipling St., Lakewood, 80226|
Land belonged to the Everitt Family in 1876. Tom Addenbrooke, the grandson lived on the farm with his family. There were 111.931 acres. The land was condemned for the park between Kipling and Garrison Streets, and south of Alameda Avenue, for the cost of $1,310,000. In 1984, the city started planning the park. It includes a community recreation center, Tennis and volleyball courts, parking space area, a horse trail, picnic facilities, playgrounds area, Lake and concession stand. The park was named after Tom Addenbrooke, who was the third generation to live on the farm. Boundary lines extended from Alameda to Kipling to Garrison and south off Florida Avenue. John Edward Everitt was his grandfather who also received a certificate of land ownership from President Grover Cleveland in 1895. The family had been on the property since 1876. It had been a grant to the Union Pacific Railroad. Everitt had been in the freight hauling business and his work took him to Leadville and the high mountain passes. They were always looking for easier routes into the mountains. Everitt's daughter married Englishman Richard Addenbrooke, who was into popular theatre trapdoors and devices. He worked for the Tabor Opera House. The farm kept a large flock of peacocks. Many Indian artifacts were found along the old trail through his farm which was 640 acres.
|Quad Map/Date:||Fort Logan, 1977|
|Sec/Town/Range:||S15, T4S, R69W|
|Source:||"76 Centennial Stories of Lakewood"; Pat Wilcox.|
|Last Modified:||Mon, December 3 2012|