Arvada CO Hosting National Trails Day on June 4th

National Trails Day Celebration planned for Arvada CO. Source: arvadafestivals.com.
National Trails Day Celebration planned for Arvada CO. Source: arvadafestivals.com.

Released by Maria VanderKolk, Communications Manager

Celebrate National Trails Day in Arvada on June 4, 2016.   Explore nature, participate in eco-friendly activities, learn about resource conservation, and experience some of Arvada’s 149 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.  Pick up a Healthy Places Passport To Fun at any location and complete activities to earn a chance of winning exciting prizes like a bicycle and trekking poles!

At Majestic View Nature Center (7030 Garrison Street, Arvada CO) — 8:30am to 2pm.

  • Guided nature walks (three miles) along historic canal trails connecting Two Ponds and Majestic View.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. at either location and return on the free shuttle.
  • Recreational bike riders meet at 8:45 a.m. for 13-mile trail/street ride departing at 9 a.m., and family bike riders meet at 9:15 a.m. for a 5-mile trail/street ride departing at 9:30 a.m. (meet at parking area on W. 72nd Ave., just west of Carr St.).
  • Live animal presentations by Denver Zoo, HawkQuest, and The Downtown Aquarium.
  • Mad Science, kids’ activities, and environmental education displays.

 

At Ralston Central Park (corner of Ralston Road and Garrison Street, Arvada CO) — 8:30am to 2pm.

  • Park-to-Park Half Marathon, 10K/5K, and Family Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. Register at ArvadaParktoPark.com.
  • Sustainable Fine Arts and Craft Fair.
  • Multimodal transportation fun:  Mini-bike rodeo, RTD bus, and try out the transit kiosks.
  • Food trucks with sustainable, healthy options.
  • Activity zones with free Zumba, yoga, and dance classes.
  • Exhibits include the latest in solar technology, water and energy conservation, locally grown plants, healthy food demonstrations, energy efficiency, recycling made easy, and low-cost transportation.
  • Exhibitors will provide information and demonstrate eco-friendly products and services to help you explore your sustainable lifestyle.

At Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (W 80th Avenue, just east of Kipling, in Arvada CO) — 9am ro 2pm.

  • Guided nature walks (three miles) along historic canal trails connecting Two Ponds and Majestic View.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. at either location and return on the free shuttle.
  • Live animal exhibits including The Butterfly Pavilion and Birds of Prey Foundation.
  • Environmental education displays and kids’ activities.
  • Free refreshments.
  • Wildlife contraband display, Wild Birds Unlimited.

Free shuttle service will be provided to and from all locations.  Parking is available at Ralston Central Park, Majestic View Nature Center, and the Medical Center parking lot on the southeast corner of W 80th Avenue and Kipling Street, Arvada CO.

This event sponsored by the City of Arvada Festivals Commission, Majestic View Nature Center, Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee, the City’s Healthy Places Initiative, the Arvada Bike Advisory Committee, and the Arvada Park Advisory Committee.

For more information on this Arvada trails day, call 720.898.7405 (Majestic View), 720.898.7403 (Ralston Central), or 303.289.0867 (Two Ponds).

Visit arvadafestivals.com/arvada-trails-day for a complete list of activities, registration, trail maps, and more.

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