Annual ‘Get Outside Day’ returns after pandemic hiatus

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COLORADO SPRINGS — In June, the City of Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is teaming up with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) to celebrate Get Outdoors Day, an event , advertising fun and outdoor activities.

On Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park, the community can enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, archery and more. The first 800 children will receive a fishing rod for free thanks to CPW!

“We are fortunate to live in a place where there are so many outdoor opportunities available to us,” said Tim Kroening, CPW’s Area Wildlife Manager for the Pikes Peak region. “This event provides an opportunity for the whole family to learn about the many recreational activities in the Pikes Peak region. You even have the opportunity to try some of these activities for free. Please join us for a fun day outdoors.”

CPW hosted the first Get Outdoors Day in Colorado Springs in 2016. The annual event will be back in 2022 after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.