Check out what we’ve been up to lately, and join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our shared love of open space through special events!
The Lakota Ride. An amazing cultural event stopping in Cherry Hills Village – Sunday, July 14!
Location: John Meade Park
Date: SUNDAY, July 14
Time: 4pm (estimated arrival of riders)
Every year, a community of indigenous Lakota people set off on an over 400 mile horseback journey from Sedalia, Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota Ride’s purpose is to promote cultural exchange while raising much-needed funds for those living on the reservation.
This year, one of their stops along this amazing journey will be right here in Cherry Hills Village! And all community members are invited to share in this remarkable experience.
Please join us for an incredible celebration, sponsored by the Cherry Hills Land Preserve, Sunday July 14:
- Riders will arrive and be welcomed by a Wicoti, a traditional ceremony featuring drums and dance
- Interact with live birds of prey with the wildlife non-profit Hawkquest, including a raptor which is culturally significant to the Lakota People.
- Take part in traditional-inspired craft making
- Tocabe, a Native American Restaurant in Greenwood Village will be providing dinner to all riders and their support team. Community members are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, as well as blankets and chairs.
The visit was arranged by the Platte Valley Pony Club, which will have several members join the Ride for the July 15th leg from the Village to Golden.
Come join this extraordinary cultural exchange opportunity, celebrate our trails, and learn more about the Lakota Tribe and why they ride. A wonderful example of collaboration, understanding, and volunteerism!
Kids in the Creek July Event at Woodie Hollow Park
Host: Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Location: Woodie Hollow Park
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 9am – 11 am
Come join CHLP and Denver Audubon for a hands-on discovery of Little Dry Creek and its animals and habitats. It’ll be a fun, interactive program for families and nature lovers of all ages!
Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet and bring plenty of sunscreen and water. All children must be accompanies by an adult. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up soon!
2019 Barn Party, presented by Mid First Bank, and Family Trail Walk
9th Annual Barn Party: Saturday, September 14
3rd Annual Family Trail Walk: Sunday, September 15
It’s the must-attend weekend in Cherry Hills Village!
First, on Saturday night, join your neighbors for our 9th Annual Barn Party, including food, drinks, live music, local artists, and loads of fun. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy what’s widely described as the “Best Party in Cherry Hills Village”!
The next day, bring your whole family and get outside at our 3rd Annual Family Trail Walk, exploring our open spaces and learning from local conservation organizations along the way.
Held on an exclusive estate that is only open twice a year for parties, these two popular events bring residents from across Cherry Hills Village for a chance to get to know their neighbors while supporting the mission of The Cherry Hills Land Preserve: protecting open lands through leadership, stewardship, education and advocacy.
Please reach out if you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering for either of these events! email@example.com
A special thank you to our Sponsors:
- Sign up now for our Beginning Birding Event! Host: Audubon Society of Greater Denver Location: Three Pond Park Date: Wednesday, June 5 Time: 8am – 10 am Denver Audubon will be hosting the perfect way for Village residents of all ages to try their hand at bird spotting – right in our own backyard. The event is limited to 25 attendees – so we encourage you to sign up soon!
- Pick up your 2019 Kids in the Creek Field Guide! Location: High Line Canal (Visit our table just south of Quincy Road.)Date: Saturday, May 25, 9am-noon and Sunday, May 26, 10am-noon Time: 9am – noon. Looking for something to keep the kids occupied this summer – out in nature instead of parked in front of a screen? CHLP has taken over the incredibly successful Trail Passport Program created by the City of Cherry Hills Village last year. And it’s the perfect way to get out and explore!
- 2019 Spring Speaker Series & Social -Date: Wednesday, April 17th Topic: Preserving the Green We Love: Urban Water Challenges in a Changing ClimatePlease join your neighbors for cocktails, light appetizers, and a panel discussion with the following notable experts: Honorable Gregg Hobbs, Former Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and water law expert; Harriet LaMair, Executive Director of the High Line Canal Conservancy; Jeff Lukas, Research Integration Specialist in Western Water Assessment at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU Boulder.
- 2018 Barn Party – Saturday, September 15, 2018 – We are welcoming back your favorite artists, vendors, a signature cocktail, great food and music, and all our good neighbors to the 8th annual installment! It will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. at the beautiful Rady Barn. [Learn More…]
- 2018 Trail Walk and Country Fair – Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Join us for this family event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as we explore one of the Village’s picturesque trails. Learn about birds, bees, local habitat, native plants, and more along this half-mile loop. Afterwards, enjoy a pizza picnic lunch, pony rides, a petting zoo, paddle boats, and more at the beautiful Rady Barn. It will be a great family day in the community! [Learn More…]
- 2018 Conversations about Conservation – May 8, 2018 – Join us from 5:30 -7:30 for “Colorado Open Lands: Private Land Conservation in Colorado” We welcome Tony Caligiuri, President and CEO of Colorado Open Lands, to talk with us about the importance of private land conservation, how it fits with public land management, and its impact on our economy and culture. [Learn More…]
- Plants, Pollinators, and Practices – April 22, 2018 – Join us from 4:00 – 5:30 for “Planting with a Purpose for Pollinators” We welcome our very own Lucinda Green, Assistant Horticulturist Colorado Master Gardenersm Program Coordinator. Lucinda will discuss the presence of pollinators, their role in the ecosystem, and why it’s important to plant for pollinators. [Learn More…]