FRUITA, Colo. – Summer is on a roll and so are the family interpretive programs at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park. Join us every Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Fruita Section for our “Friday Fruita Family Nights” and discover the natural world that surrounds our park and the Colorado River.

Can’t make it out Friday nights? Then join us for our “Hanging with the Family in the Canyon” programs every Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the Island Acres Section. Wrap up your weekend by sending the kids to the “Sunday Pack-Up Fun Day” at 10 a.m. at the Island Acres Section for an exciting, interactive learning experience!

Program topics for the month of July include: Fire Safety, Frogs, Insects, Animal Tracks, Bats, and much more! All programs are free and open to the general public but a $7 daily vehicle pass or $70 annual pass is required to enter the park. For more information call the Fruita Office at (970) 858-9188.

Colorado’s State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit

Julie Keenan, (970) 858-9188,

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