Public Programs

Are you interested in learning more about the Sand Creek Greenway and the animals, plants, and communities who live around it? If so participate in one (or more!) of our public programs and join SCRGP staff and other program providers on adventures along the trail!

Public Programs will be listed as they become available. For any questions regarding programming email our Education Manager at esmith@sandgreekgreenway.org.

Upcoming Programs

Stepping Out in Style, Friday September 23rd, 5-6:30pm, Morrison Nature Center, Aurora

Get crafty in nature! Come out to Morrison Nature Center for an evening of fun creating mosaic stepping stones to help decorate the SCRGP’s new pollinator garden in Aurora. Learn about important local pollinators and create a unique piece of artwork that will be displayed for all to see as they pass by the pollinator garden at Sand Creek Park. Register here. All ages welcome.

Family Bike Rides with Hardt Family Cyclery

Join the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership and Hardt Family Cyclery for fun family friendly rides along the Sand Creek Greenway! We will be offering three bike rides throughout the year, each at different locations. Bikes and helmets are available upon request. Click here to learn more about Hardt Family Cyclery. Click here to register for June 5th. Click here to register for July 17th. Click here to register for October 2nd.

Forest Bathing, Saturday October 8th, 1-2:30pm, Star K Ranch, Aurora.

Enjoy the crisp fall air out on the Greenway this season by engaging your senses and practicing mindfulness in nature through forest bathing. Inspired by the Japanese nature therapy practice called shinrin-yoku, forest bathing is a unique way to get outside and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds around you. Join a naturalist from the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership for this blood pressure and stress lowering walk. Located at Star K Ranch (16002 E. Smith Rd. Aurora, CO). Ages 8 and up. Registration required. Register here.

Past Programs

Montbello Community Walk Audits- Community members joined us for two walk audits in March 2022 to help us assess street infrastructure and conditions, document barriers, positive features, activities, and perceptions of the walking environment from Montbello to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. You can find our findings here!

National Trails Day: On June 4th we invited folks out to the Greenway to celebrate the wonderful Greenway trail! Participants visited community partner activity booths set up along the Greenway between Bluff Lake Nature Center and Sand Creek Park. Make sure to come out next year!

Birding Without Barriers with Denver Audubon at the Wetland Loop- Community members joined us at the Wetland Loop in Commerce City to spot and identify the birds who live along the Sand Creek Greenway. In partnership with Denver Audubon this program was designed for people with mobility challenges and other limitations and provided an opportunity for folks to get outside and explore an accessible portion of the Greenway that is rich with bird life! Additional programing coming soon.

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.

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