1605 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is teaming up with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) to celebrate Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. This free community event provides a wide array of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, fishing, archery, and more. The first 800 kids will receive a free fishing pole thanks to CPW.
“We are fortunate that we live in a place where countless outdoor opportunities are at our fingertips,” said Tim Kroening, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Area Wildlife Manager for the Pikes Peak region. “This event offers an opportunity for the whole family to learn about the many recreational activities available in the Pikes Peak Region. They will even have the opportunity to try several of these activities for free. Please come join us for a fun day outside.”
“Get Outdoors Day is a fun experiential day for the entire family,” said Becky Leinweber, PPORA executive director. “It’s a fun way to connect people to the unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities and organizations here in the Pikes Peak Region. Participants can try a new outdoor activity, learn how to recreate responsibly with Leave No Trace principles, and so much more.”
CPW held the first Get Outdoors Day in Colorado Springs in 2016. The annual event is back for 2022 after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.