First Annual Colorado Public Lands Day is Saturday, May 20 2017
Colorado is the first state to recognize the benefit and importance of public lands with an annual Day reserved for outdoor activities.
Thanks to Senator Kerry Donovan from Vail, the third Saturday of every May is a day to appreciate the open areas and trails that make Colorado unique. Several events are scheduled across the state, including wilderness hikes and clean up efforts.
Cherry Hills Land Preserve is kicking off the summer with the “Close to Home” Summer Photography campaign for youth in the area. Kids and young adults in the community are encouraged to take photos of local parks, trails and wildlife as they explore the community this summer. They can send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win prizes and see their photos displayed at the annual Barn Party on September 16, 2017.
Cherry Hills Village is home to several public spaces that highlight the importance of the environment in Colorado. Please visit these open spaces and share your pictures for the first annual Colorado Public Lands Day! All ages are welcome!
John Meade Park – This is the city’s largest park. It includes unpaved trails, lakeside walks, a riding arena, and space for families to get together.
Woodie Hollow Park – Located in the southwest part of town, Woodie Hollow’s quaint unpaved trails offer chances for photography, wildlife viewing and meditation, as well as the opportunity to catch local equestrians in action.
Three Pond Park – This popular park has a well-used paths that run near the High Line Canal. It is also an area that furry friends are welcome as long as they stay on their leash.
Dahlia Hollow Park – This park and its trails hug the High Line Canal and connect to three other parks in the area. The connections create a self-guided tour through the Village on foot, scooter or bike.
Blackmer Commons- This area includes trails through wooded thickets and prairie grasses to Blackmer Lake. President Dwight D. Eisenhower almost retired here after his presidency, due to its tranquility and beauty.
We encourage all trail users to follow the rules as indicated on the Cherry Hills Village Park and Trails Map.
Anyone in the community with photos they would like to share can send shots to email@example.com. Photos will be featured on Facebook and the new CHLP Instagram account (@cherryhillslandpreserve).