Looking for information on the 2019 event? It's now called Citizens for the River!
Please join The Greenway Foundation for the Coors Light South Platte RiverFest presented by Elitch Gardens! The festival will run from 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday June 24th, and from 10 am - 6 pm on Sunday June 25th. Here is just a few of the amazing things happening at RiverFest this year:
Standup paddleboard demos will be available both in the large pool on Little Raven St. and in the Cherry Creek. Feeling competitive? Professionals and novices can sign up for the SUP races! Adults and kids are also invited to sign up for a tube race down the rapids in the South Platte River.
Activity bracelets for kids grant unlimited access to the rock climbing wall, slack-lining, SUP demos, and the Kid's Zone with JumpBunch! ($5/child or $12/family)
Fitness classes will be provided by Pearl Street Fitness and SoundDown before the festival officially beings each day. Please bring your own mat!
We have nine musical acts lined up for the whole weekend. The full music lineup can be found here!
A variety of vendors will be on-site selling beer, food, sporting equipment, and more!
Slack-lining and the rock-climbing wall will be back this year! Originateve will also return to create another sculpture age cans during the event. To look at the entire event schedule for this two-day festival, please click here.
All proceeds from this event benefit The Greenway Foundation!
Check out the Facebook Event Page to let friends know that you will be attending!
REMEMBERING THE FLOOD. CELEBRATING THE RIVER
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flood of 1965, The Greenway Foundation and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District hosted a tour of the South Platte River. The tour looked at the affects of the flood and scope of the destruction. Attendees began the tour at Confluence Park to talk through the reconstruction of Shoemaker Plaza.
Then the group hoped on the bus and moved to Overland Pond Park. There the new drop structure at Florida and South Platte River Drive along with the deepening of the pond was examined.
Next the group traveled to the newly renovated Johnson Habitat Park. Attendees explored this park alongside the SPREE Summer Camp that was taking place in the park as well.
Downstream at Weir Gulch Park the group examined the first of the RVIP projects to be completed. This park is located in the heart of Sun Valley. The project included exposing the gulch, a new playground and safe access down to the River.
Finally the group returned to Confluence Park and My Brother's Bar for refreshments on the River.
Take a look at these projects online!
More photos from the tour.