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Thank you for supporting the Foundation on 2016 Colorado Gives Day!

We asked . . . you answered!  Your contributions will help support our efforts of building trails and community programs for all trail visitors. Your contribution will help fund Education, Leadership, Stewardship, and Community Trail programs benefitting the south metro neighborhoods. Trails and greenways provide unlimited recreation, transportation and fitness opportunities for all types of fitness, age, and economic levels.

Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, provides a one day incentive program to increase the value of every dollar donated.

We do accept donations year round; Click here to donate:  https://www.coloradogives.org/SouthSuburban/overview

Mission Statement The South Suburban Park Foundation was created to enrich open spaces and to improve parks, trails, greenways and recreational amenities for …

 

Mark Your Calendars . . . TRAILS TO ALES POKER RUN

June 25, 2016; 11 AM to 5 PM

Gather your friends and family! A fun, recreational cycling event for all ages! Come with your bikes decorated; ready for a great day to explore the South Platte River Trail. Be safe; wear a helmet. 🙂

The 8 mile leisure ride will include designated stops to have your “poker card” stamped to win prizes. You can stop and rest, taste a brew or two, have a snack at one of the stops or another location throughout the greenway corridor . . . it’s up to you.

There are no schedules yet, please get back to the After Party by 3 pm so we can score your sheet. Remember, each poker hand (sheet) has the opportunity to win a grand prize.

Door prizes, entertainment, event give-aways, and refreshments (Buffalo Wild Wings and more!) at the After Party are all included in your registration fee. Sign-In begins at 11 am. The after party is from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Perfect day to pull out your “cruiser” bike and enjoy friends, family, beer and the great outdoors!

Register NOW!

Thank you for your support!

Over $7500 was raised and donated by the Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton.  From June 1 – December 31, 2015 a portion of the tour reservation fee was given back to the community; us!

Tours of the brewery are available Thursday through Monday. The $3 tour reservation fee includes 5 tastings and an informative tour of Colorado’s 3rd oldest craft brewery. Those not interested in tasting, or those under 21, are welcome to tour the brewery at no charge.

Reservations can be made in advance at www.breckbrew.com/about/tours

Engage Your Senses!

Every day is a new day along our trails and greenways . . .
Animals come and go; plants bloom and fade; the sun shines and the snow falls. Take time to experience what it’s like to live in this constantly changing habitat.

Some of the mammals you might site on your next visit include:
Beaver
Raccoons
Muskrats
Skunks
Mule Deer
White Tailed Deer
Rabbits

Significantly, South Platte Park has been designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society for its habitat for breeding songbirds, with over 50 species confirmed breeding in the Park. Look for some of these birds on your next visit:

Warblers
Orioles
Wrens
Swallows
Owls
Winter habitat for waterfowl:
Mallards
Mergansers
Land Heron

A variety of smaller animals to find as well include:

Chorus frogs
Bullfrogs
Woodhouse’s toads
Bullsnakes
Garter snakes
Bats

Look at the South Platte River and you might see aquatic life including:

Bass
Catfish
Carp
Trout
Crawdads and tadpoles

3rd Edition of the Trail Map Hot Off the Press!

After many months of edits, updates and input, the 3rd edition of the complimentary trail map is ready for YOU! Thanks to a funding grant from the Arapahoe County Open Space Program awarded to the City of Littleton; project partner; 6,000 maps have been printed for south metro community members and trail visitors.  Simply e-mail info@sspf.org to request your map.  Need some bulk maps for a group, send us an e-mail and we will get them to you.

Trail Building News:

The community asked; we answered!  Trail users can walk, cycle, and run to South Suburban’s regional Goodson Recreation Center and deKoevend Park (baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas), Peabody Park/Elementary, Kings Point Swim Club, Little Dry Creek Park, and Holly and Willow Spring Open Spaces via sidewalks via the Centennial Link Trail.  The trail is being used by all ages – get out soon and see the exciting new trail!

 

 

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