El Paso County Parks Celebrates National Trails Day – June 2

El Paso County Parks is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2 with the following events:
Trail Ride with El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf through Bear Creek Regional Park.  9:00-11:00 am.  Bring your horse and appropriate riding gear.  Meet at the Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd.  Enter the main entrance and follow signs to the Equestrian Skills Course parking.

Day Hike at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park.  7:00-11:00 am.  Join Rise Foster-Bruder, President of the Aiken Audubon Society, exploring the hoodoos, discussing the natural and cultural history of the area, and birding along the way.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress for variety of weather.  Bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks, camera and binoculars (optional).  Meet at the Paint Mines main parking lot (the one with the restroom).  Limit 15 participants.  Prepaid registration required at 520-6387.  $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

Bear Creek Nature Center Trails Vegetation Management Project.  9:00-11:00 am.  Volunteer to maintain trails at Bear Creek Nature Center and help clear vegetation and remove debris along the Song Bird Nature Trail and the Bear Creek Trail.  Meet at the Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd.  Bring water, snacks, and wear closed toed shoes. For more information, call Steven Rodbourn 235-3540.

Get Outdoors Day at Memorial Park.  9:00 am-3:00 pm.  Experience fun and excitement for the entire family.  Try fishing, cycling, paddling, gardening, and more.  This is a free event!


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