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@sandgreengreenway.org.

Upcoming Programs

Pollination Station: May 28th, 10-12pm, Sand Creek Park

Get your hands dirty this Memorial Day weekend by helping the SCRGP install native plants in our new pollinator garden along the Greenway! All ages welcome. Register here.

Aurora Walk Audits

Want safer access to the Greenway? Interested in learning how different communities access greenspaces like the Greenway? Or just want to get your steps in while doing good for your community? Then join us for the next phase in our walk audit engagement process. We will walk from the Morris Heights neighborhood in Aurora to the Sand Creek Park. We will have snacks, give away items, and a smart watch raffle. You can attend one or both dates! See details and link to register below.

Dates: Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00am

Meeting Location: Mile High Express 12550 E. 33rd Ave. Aurora, CO 80011

To register: https://form.jotform.com/220183706406147

*Roughly 3-mile round trip walk on flat terrain

National Trail Days Event: June 4th, 1pm-4pm, Sand Creek Park to Bluff Lake Nature Center

Join us in celebrating National Trails Day this year by getting out onto the Greenway trail and visiting fun family friendly community booths along the way. The event will take place on the section of the trail between Sand Creek Park in Aurora and Bluff Lake Nature Center in Aurora. Attendees will receive a prize for visiting at least 5 booths! Registration encouraged but not required. Open to all ages. Register here.

Trail Completion Celebration & Bike Ride: June 9th, 1pm-3pm, Smith Road Trailhead

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.

Programs Coming Soon!

Spring 2022: Pollinator Workshops, Butterfly Monitoring Training, BioBlitz’s

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

Keep an eye out for more information about these programs coming soon!

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!

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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