"I had no idea that GOCO helped places like this."

I love the Lafayette Skatepark. It’s a really great skatepark with awesome terrain and a lot of great half-pipes and ramps where I can try out different tricks. I’ve been skateboarding for a few years and this is one of the best parks I’ve been to. It’s also nice that it’s so close to my house. I had no idea at first that Great Outdoors Colorado helped pay for places like this. It’s really great because it has challenging terrain for my friends and me, and also easier stuff so I can teach my little brother. I love to come here after school, and it’s great that there are lights so we can stay late, too. Thanks, Great Outdoors Colorado. Create your GOCO adventure Click to Close

"You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the outdoors."

The great outdoors is even greater when it’s right out your front door. I like heading to the mountains on the weekends if I can, but sometimes it’s hard to make the trek. To be able to walk out your door and hike on a trail right in the city, or bike a path minutes from downtown, is a luxury. Every evening after work I walk my dogs on the path near my house. You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the outdoors and see all the things Colorado has to offer. The fact that Great Outdoors Colorado funds open spaces makes me so grateful to live here. Create your GOCO adventure Click to Close

"My favorite memories are of camping with dad."

My favorite childhood memories are of camping with my dad.  I remember learning how to pitch a tent and the musty smell of our sleeping bags, but my favorite memory is of roasting marshmallows over the fire. Now I’m a father and I can’t wait to start building these memories with my kids. Great Outdoors Colorado supports campgrounds in state parks and open spaces throughout Colorado. We have so many great choices for weekend camping trips with our kids — nice, clean campgrounds we can enjoy after hikes nearby. This is really what it means to be a Coloradan! Create your GOCO adventure Click to Close

"This space was a vacant lot filled with weeds before."

New Freedom Park is such a great space for my family and our community. Just a few years ago, this space was a vacant lot filled with weeds. Instead of playing soccer on a dirt field with broken glass, now my kids play on a soccer team on a real field with grass and boundary lines. What used to be a sometimes scary empty space now is a green space with a playground, park and garden. Many of us moved to Denver as refugees. This is just the space we dreamed of when we thought of moving to this country. We are so lucky to have this safe and beautiful space where our kids can play sports nearby. Create your GOCO adventure Click to Close
"Great Outdoors Colorado supports what I love best about Colorado: the outdoors."


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