How Can You Be A Friend?


Regularly visiting one of Colorado’s 42 State Parks, buying your Annual State Parks pass, and encouraging friends to utilize these incredible public lands are the first steps in supporting our State Park system, but you can do even more to be a Friend!

1. Give Your Time: Like a great friend to the people in your life, you as a Friend to Colorado State Parks don’t just visit and utilize your favorite parks, you’re a steward, helping to take care of these parks for the next generation. As a Friend, you join your favorite park’s volunteer program, build trails, restore vegetation, manage events, or teach a class.

2. Offer Your Treasure: Friends donate to park improvement projects, because you know that budgets across the state are always limited. While building new picnic structures or restoring trails after floods can be a pressing need, there’s not always the money to handle all of these projects. Your donation as a Friend can bring an important project to fruition.

3. Share Your Talent: And then as a Friend, you go that extra mile, joining your local park’s Friends committee, giving the gift of your time and leadership to make a major impact enriching one of Colorado’s most important resources.

4. Inspire with Your Testimony: Letting others know what Colorado's State Parks have meant to you is a great way to encourage others to steward these public lands.  While you can do this everyday, check our action page for additional opportunities, or consider purchasing a beautiful "Visit Your State Parks" license plate.

Eager to take care of the places you play, recreate, and adventure? 


Already A Leader with Your Local Friends Group or Interested in Opening a New Chapter?

We've worked to put together an extensive resource section to get you started!  From best practices in fund development and grant writing, organizational management, or writing by-laws, we've pulled together the best information we can find on several key areas that will help you assess your readiness and get launched.