How Can You Be A Friend?


How can you be a Friend to your Colorado State Parks? 

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

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.

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 financial contribution as a Friend can bring an important project to fruition.

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. 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.