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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 […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Launches New Integrated Purchasing System: Licenses, Reservations, Permits, Passes Now Online

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On Jan. 1, 2018, Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched a new integrated purchasing system that will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit renewals, Colorado Outdoors magazine and more. “We are excited to offer a streamlined customer service experience by combining all […]

Kick Off 2018 with a First Day Hike or Trail Ride at Lory State Park

Bellvue, CO –This Jan. 1, Lory State Park staff and the Friends of Lory State Park non-profit group invite Coloradoans to begin 2018 with fresh air and outdoor exercise by joining us for some First Day activities. Three different First Day hikes and one First Day trail ride are planned, sponsored by the Friends of […]

Lory Bike Skill Park Campaign Underway

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The Friends of Lory State Park is conducting a major fundraising campaign for the construction of a revitalized regional mountain bike skills training park for youth and adults at Lory. The facility would replace the aging and outdated 70,000 square foot bike skills park that currently exists; and would also serve as a trailhead, a […]

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Was A Great Success!

More than 40 people attended the 2017 Lory Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Greyrock Commons Community House on November 10, 2017.  Enthusiastic participants included Friends’ board members, volunteers, Park staff and management, all of whom shared a selection of scrumptious dishes, a variety of beverages, a photo presentation highlighting volunteer activities and an entertaining exchange […]