Thursday, June 2, 2016

Get Outdoors Colorado Springs event aims to introduce urban young people to a variety of outdoor recreation activities this weekend

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is partnering with the city of Colorado Springs and 22 other agencies, non-profits and outdoor-focused businesses to expose urban young people and families to some outdoor recreation opportunities they may not know they have access to in and around Colorado Springs.

The event will offer attendees the opportunity to experience archery, fly fishing, standup paddle boarding, canoe/kayaking, rock climbing, ATV riding, mountain biking, and much more. These will be hands-on experiences led by the businesses and organizations that provide, outfit or guide these activities. All demonstrations and activities are free and attendees can register to receive some great prizes from the participating businesses.

This Get Outdoors Colorado Springs event is happening June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the west side of Memorial Park, and is part of the state-wide Get Outdoors initiative that seeks to inspire people to get healthy by spending time recreating outdoors. It also coincides with free fishing weekend. CPW will be giving away fishing poles to the first 1,000 kids.


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