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Win a TREK Roscoe 7 Mountain Bike and support Lory State Park

BELLVUE, CO (September 14, 2020) – Friends of Lory State Park (FoLSP) has partnered with TREK North in Fort Collins, the Overland Mountain Bike Association (OMBA), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to raise funds in support of a revitalized Mountain Bike Skills Course at Lory State Park. An electronic drawing will take place on […]

Lory State Park’s new Mariposa Pavilion is site for first Seeds of Stewardship project

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Friends of Lory State Park, and other partners cultivate restoration project utilizing local student support and native plant species BELLVUE, CO (June 16, 2020) – Wildland Restoration Volunteers’ (WRV) new youth program, “Seeds of Stewardship”, culminated on May 30, 2020, at Lory State Park’s new Mariposa Pavilion with two 10-person, physically-distanced volunteer […]

Friends of Lory State Park Get the Kids Outside Scholarship Grant Spring 2020 Application Period Now Open and Available Online

Bellvue, Colo. – The application period for the Spring 2020 Friends of Lory State Park Get the Kids Outside Scholarship Grant is open Feb. 20 through March 20, 2020 and is now available online! Non-profit organizations, especially public schools, that work with economically disadvantaged children are eligible to apply for these funds to cover transportation […]

First Day Trailriders

Several participants in the First Day Trail Ride at Lory State Park enjoyed post-ride treats, including hot beverages and muffins for riders and some oats and apple treats for the horses, provided by Friends of Lory State Park. PHOTO (L to R): “Classy” and owner, Dr. Jan Bright; “Buzz” and owner Suzie Barbour; “Paladin” and […]

Fun for the Whole Family in Lory State Park

Like much of the population of Northern Colorado, my family is a multisport unit. Not particularly good at, or serious about, any of them, but we do engage in a multitude of activities: soccer, cycling, roller skating, fishing, pickleball — anything with a low cost of entry and easy access. Like many active families, our […]

Check Out a Colorado State Park Pass and Backpack at Your Local Library

The Friends of Lory State Park is reminding everyone to take advantage of the “Check Out State Parks” program at your local library to enjoy some amazing Fall adventures! This three-year old program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, the State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is […]

Friends of Lory State Park Receives Grant from Local Kiwanis Club

The Friends of Lory State Park has been presented with a $500 grant by the Fort Collins Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club.  The grant was designated to support the Friends’ “Get the Kids Outside” Environmental Education Scholarship Grants Program.  “The Eyeopeners Kiwanis Club has done outstanding work in our community,” said Rick Bunch, President of the Friends […]

Help keep young wildlife wild this spring in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. – With spring appearing in every corner of Colorado, residents and visitors will soon see an abundance of new life, including young wildlife. Many birds and mammals give birth this time of year, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises that if you see young wildlife to leave them alone. Now through June, newborn wildlife […]

Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101

Thursday May 31st, 5:30-6:30pm, Lory State Park Visitor’s Center Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Coordinator will demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time. From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your […]