Second Annual Explore Your Parks Program

BRIGHTON, Colo. – The North Face is partnering with Barr Lake State Park for the second annual Explore Your Parks Program on Monday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the pavilion, near the Barr Lake Nature Center, and the water activities will be held near the boat ramp area. Aug. 1 is also Colorado Day, which celebrates Colorado's statehood with free admission to all 42 Colorado State Parks.

The Explore Your Parks Program helps preserve and protect parks, educate the public about the value of nature and the importance of being healthy and active in the outdoors. The Explore Your Parks Program has expanded to seven major cities this year. This exciting program encourages people living in the San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Denver, Portland, and Twin Cities areas to get outdoors and enjoy front-country, close-to-home recreation opportunities! Consumers can get a free day pass and activity guide to the parks in your area with any purchase of The North Face product at participating retailers.

Join us for the opportunity to meet some of our partners, including National Parks Trust, Leave No Trace E-tour team, and other local partners. This event is in conjunction with Michelle Obama's Let Move Outside initiative, and will have activities, speakers, and giveaways for the whole family!

At Barr Lake State Park, activities for this day include:

  • FREE fishing pole and instruction
  • FREE canoe lessons
  • FREE  kids mountain bike instruction and loaner bikes included
  • Kids' crafts and much more!!!!!

Please call the Barr Lake State Park nature center for more information (303) 659-6005.

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

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