Home to over 5,000 people, the City of Glendale is a Home Rule Municipality and an enclave of (i.e., surrounded by) the City and County of Denver.
Glendale's fire and medical services have been provided by the Denver Fire Department and Denver Paramedics through a contract by the City and County of Denver since 2005. Glendale is policed by the Glendale Police Department.
An interesting site on the edge of Glendale is Four Mile Historic Park. This 12-acre rural site is home to metropolitan Denver's oldest house, the Four Mile House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1859 along Cherry Creek, the Four Mile House once served as a stage stop, wayside inn, and tavern for travelers on their way to Denver City via the Cherokee Trail. Today Four Mile Historic Park houses a museum, summer camp, and events center. The park is situated just outside Glendale's city limits, in the Washington Virginia Vale neighborhood of Denver.
In the 1970s, Glendale was the entertainment and night life center of metropolitan Denver. The Glendale of that era is often compared to Denver's LoDo neighborhood today.
Glendale civic leaders hope to restore this reputation and atmosphere in the coming years through projects such as an improved water front.
City of Glendale Official Website.
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