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Celebrate National Trails Day in Loveland

Get a sneak peek at the new Willow Bend Natural Area before it’s open to the public!

Post Date:05/22/2019 2:55 PM

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Loveland, CO: The Open Lands & Trails Division of the City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a trail building event at Willow Bend Natural Area (2538 E. First St.) on Saturday, June 1 as part of National Trails Day®.  Individuals across the country will set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day during the 27th annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®.

American Hiking invites hikers, cyclists, equestrians, paddlers, and anyone who loves their public lands to make history by pledging to help set the world record on National Trails Day®. 

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Open Lands & Trails will host a soft-surface trail building event at Willow Bend Natural Area along the east Big Thompson River. They'll be spreading and tamping crusher fine materials on new trails. Volunteers are needed to help with this important event.

Willow Bend is closed to the public until trails and other amenities are installed, so this opportunity provides a sneak peek at the site!

All ages welcome. Dress for the weather in layers, wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Bring a filled water bottle and your favorite work gloves (we'll have extras).

No experience necessary; all tools and materials provided.

For more information on this event and to register as a trail building volunteer, please visit

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About City of Loveland Parks & Recreation: The Parks & Recreation Department provides access to health, wellness, community and quality of life for Loveland residents and visitors. Its mission is to provide effective, efficient and high-quality leisure facilities, sites, services and programs through the three pillars of parks and recreation – conservation, health & wellness and social equity – to make a positive impact on the community. For more info, visit


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