To our Community and County Leaders: Please Do Not Close our Parks and Trails!
Some communities around the country are closing parks. For example, Waterton Canyon near Denver was shut down. Many of us in the Conservation Community believe such closures run counter to what health experts are saying. That is, spending time outdoors contributes to better physical and mental health.
We are acutely aware that we are in the midst of a health crisis and that the public should adhere to the safety guidelines provided.
We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful regions in our country with world-class parks and trails just minutes away.
Parks are the heart of our neighborhoods. Closing them would be another blow to our communities’ collective spirit in coping with this crisis.
Time and again, when confronted with a challenge, the citizens of our region rise to the occasion. When maintenance needs become a problem in our parks, we know our citizens will do their part in packing out their own trash. Our parks are some of our greatest assets and our citizens will rally around their care when called upon.
We implore our decision-makers, keep our parks and trails open. Along with helping to take care of the health of our parks, trails and open spaces; we are committed to being your partner in the health of our community.
Trails and Open Space Coalition
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Friends of Garden of the Gods
Guardians of Palmer Park
Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park
Friends of Peregrine Parks and Open Spaces
Friends of Red Rock Canyon
Manitou Trail CATS
Friends of Boulder Park
Friends of Monument Valley Park
Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course