Wednesday, June 4, 2008

National Get Outdoors Day - Denver, CO (6/14)

Free Event at Sloan’s Lake Park to introduce outdoor recreation opportunities to Denver youth.

On Saturday, June 14th, 2008, dozens of Community Partners, City, County, State, and Federal organizations will be highlighting outdoor recreation opportunities to kids during National Get Outdoors Day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake Park at North Stuart and West 23rd Avenue.

Some of the activities will include:
* Climbing Wall 
* Wildlife Tracking in the sand
* Mountain Biking 
* “How-To” Demonstrations about Camping
* Canoeing 
* A “Ropes” Course
* Fossil Identification 
* “Tent” Raising Competitions
* Coloring Pages 
* Live Animal Displays

At the Junior Ranger Camp, youth can:
Become a Junior Ranger
Learn Map Reading
Explore land, water, and wildlife
Learn Outdoor Safety Skills
Participate in a Scavenger Hunt

Prizes will be awarded for participation in dozens of activities. Coleman Outdoor Products will be providing a complete camping outfit for a family of four as one of the prizes.

The U.S. Forest Service will be conducting Mule Packing demonstrations using their Rocky Mountain Region Specialty Pack String. (Mule Team)

National Get Outdoors Day is designed to get kids out of doors. Participating partners will offer opportunities for urban families to experience all types of outdoor activities. This unique event is designed to excite visitors about public lands and to introduce urban youth to the great outdoors.

Get your summer started and get outdoors by participating in the Denver Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Sloan’s Lake Park.

You can reach the park by riding the 28 RTD Bus, then use the Quitman Street and West 23rd Avenue stop and walk two blocks west to the event.

For more information visit:

Contact: For local information, please contact:
Ms. Jasmine Armstrong, Outreach Coordinator, National Park Service, Denver Get Outdoors Day, 303-969-2489 or email at

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