Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to encourage kids and their families to enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors and is inviting everyone to Riverbend Park in Palisade for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day celebration, Saturday, April 27. Come anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The more than forty sponsors of the daylong event will demonstrate a variety of outdoor activities families can enjoy in Colorado, including watching wildlife, hiking and camping at a local state park or forest, or hunting and fishing.

“We are lucky to live in Colorado where there are many, different outdoor activities to enjoy,” said Frank McGee, district wildlife manager and event organizer. “Everyone involved in Outdoor Heritage Day has one goal in common – encouraging families to get off the couch, get away from the TV for awhile and have fun outside.”

Kids can learn to fish, hunt a dinosaur with a bow and arrow, or aim for the bull’s eye at the supervised, .22-rifle shooting trailer.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides a free lunch and everyone can sit and visit with friends on the lawn while enjoying their hotdogs and drinks.

A popular attraction each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be stocking the park’s pond with plenty of large trout ready to be caught. Bring your own fishing gear, or earn a free rod and reel by participating in a short fishing clinic.

“It’s become a tradition for many families to kick-off spring at Outdoor Heritage Day,” continued McGee. “We look forward to another great turnout this year.”

Parents are reminded to dress for variable weather, and bring snacks and water.

Image courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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