WHAT: A free community Summer Fun Day event, co-hosted by Outdoor Nation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will re-introduce local residents to the outdoor fun at Cherry Creek State Park, just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Outdoor Nation, an initiative of the Outdoor Foundation, is a nationwide youth-led movement championing the outdoors.

On Summer Fun Day, Outdoor Nation will host the ultimate outdoor adventure playground with free opportunities for local residents to try their hand at a variety of outdoor activities. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate, train and answer questions. There will also be lots of giveaways and prizes for attendees. All local residents are urged to join in the fun.

Summer Fun Day highlights Outdoor Nation’s national partnership with America’s State Parks to promote close-to-home recreation.

Summer Fun Day is presented by The North Face, REI Foundation, and the Conservation Fund, and sponsored by Camelbak, Cigna, Eastern Mountain Sports, Johnson & Johnson, Merrell, Mountain Hardware, Osprey, Play Outdoors and Smartwool.

*Note: The activities are free with a daily or annual Colorado State Parks pass. At Cherry Creek State Park, the daily pass is $9. .

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, noon – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Cherry Creek State Park
4201 South Parker Road
Aurora, Colorado 80014

ACTIVITIES: Local youth and families will enjoy:

  • Climbing Wall
  • Camping Demonstrations
  • Fishing Clinics
  • Hula-Hooping
  • Bird Programs and Birdwatching
  • Hiking

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
About Outdoor Nation

Outdoor Nation launched in June 2010 in New York’s Central Park when 500 young adults representing all 50 states gathered in what became the largest and most diverse summit to connect youth to the outdoors. The event sparked a youth-led movement that is empowering the Millennial generation to reconnect, redefine and rediscover America as an Outdoor Nation.

Outdoor Nation is an initiative of The Outdoor Foundation, founded with initial support from The North Face, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, REI Foundation, The Conservation Fund and the National Park Service.

About Cherry Creek State Park

Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets 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 Parks and Wildlife 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 www.parks.state.co.us.

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