Clement Park is sprawled over a large area, including a lake, multiple playgrounds, and lots of open trails for walking or biking. Columbine High School (home of the Rebels) is right next to the park, and the school's "Rebel Hill" stands as the marker for the memorial. Isn't it a beautiful park?
Here's what Rebel Hill looks like from afar. It's hard to miss! The trees to the left of the hill is where the memorial stands.
When you get to the actual memorial, there is an infinity fountain and a crossed ribbon etched into the cobble stone sidewalk. The memorial itself is a circle that you can walk into, and it has the names of each victim on it. Under each name is a personal note from their family about the victim. There is a larger wall surrounding the names with quotes from the students who experienced the day with the victims.
Rebel Hill stands over the memorial, and it's a short hike to the top. It's taller than it looks!
And at the top, you get an amazing view of the memorial....
...and of the rest of Clement Park and its lake.
Although the Columbine massacre happened almost ten years ago, I don't think anyone who lived there, and saw what the entire city went through, will forget that day anytime soon.
It was comforting to me to see how beautiful the park and scenery are. Even though it's a dark day, it's a part of Denver's history, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
If you want to visit the memorial for yourself, you can get directions to Clement Park HERE.