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

Upcoming Programs

Saturday February 19th, 2021, 10am-11:30am: Backyard Bird Count – Participate in a community science project put on by the National Audubon Society. Join SCRGP and bird experts from Denver Audubon as we explore the Greenway looking for birds and collecting data on what we see. Anyone can join the Backyard Bird Count, from beginner birders to experts! To learn more about the Backyard Bird Count click here.

Meet-up Location: Sand Creek Park, 2700 N. Peoria St. Aurora, CO (we will meet at the furthest west parking lot closest to Peoria St.). Click here to register.

Montbello Community Walk Audits- Join us and 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.

Dates: Saturday February 26, 2022. 9am-11:00am AND Saturday March 12, 2022. 9am-11:00am.

Meeting location: McDonalds parking lot located at 4475 Peoria Street, Denver, CO 80239

Details: We will walk from our McDonalds starting location south on Peoria St. towards the Sand Creek Regional Greenway on Peoria and Fitzsimmons, a 3.1 mile round trip. There will be multiple stops along the way to discuss concerns, positive, features, and ideas for the future. You can register here


Friday March 25, 2022, 3pm-4:30pm: Birding Without Barriers – Come learn how to spot and identify the birds who live along the Sand Creek Greenway. In partnership with Denver Audubon this program is designed for people with mobility challenges and other limitations and provides an opportunity to get outside and explore an accessible portion of the Greenway that is rich with bird life! Registration information coming soon. Meet up location: Wetland Loop Trailhead, Sand Creek Regional Greenway, located at the intersection of E. 52nd Avenue and Ivy Street in Commerce City.

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.

Trip 1: Sunday June 5th, 2022, 9:30am-11:30am Route: Star K Ranch to Sable Blvd. Aurora, CO (2.5 miles roundtrip) Meet-up Location: Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Rd. Aurora, CO. Click here to register.

Trip 2: Sunday July 17th, 2022, 9:30am-11:30am Route: Triple Creek Trailhead to Star K Ranch (5 miles roundtrip) Meet-up Location: Triple Creek Trailhead, 18000 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO. Click here to register.

Trip 3: Sunday October 2nd, 2022, 9:30am-11:30am Route: Smith Road Trailhead to Quebec Street Crossing (4 miles roundtrip) Meet-up Location: Smith Road Trailhead, 10000 E. Smith Rd. Denver, CO (to the right of The Urban Farm). Click here to register.

Programs Coming Soon!

Spring 2022: Pollinator Workshops, Butterfly Monitoring Training

Summer 2022: Cycling Through Nature Bike Rides with the City of Aurora, Insect Collection and Identification, Bike Rides along the Greenway, Nature Walks in Spanish at the Bluff Lake Nature Center

Keep an eye out for more information about these programs 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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