Art on the River
On October 3rd we meet at City of Cuernavaca Park for our annual Art on the River. With plenty of green space to share with our friends at Originateve (originateve.org), we created art inspired by and utilizing natural materials from Denver's landscape. With craft stations ranging from nature crowns to flower and leave prints, we led families down to the South Platte River to make boats using recycled materials with Originateve. Once folks had tested their boats on the water, we came up to the picnic tables and shared lunch over soccer games--sandwich in hand.
Panning on the Platte
A dozen families came out to Johnson Habitat Park (JHP) to celebrate Colorado's Gold Rush history with us on October 17th. Kids who attended dressed up as pioneers, took "Wanted Poster" photos, made Native American crafts, and looked for treasures in the South Platte River! A few kids struck it rich, but many had experiences similar to the real pioneers. Even families that were just out for the day to enjoy JHP stopped to participate in an activity or two!
We look are looking forward to seeing many of you again for our next free family-friendly event on the South Platte this upcoming Saturday, November 7th for Family Fishing Day.