Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events

View upcoming events from the Parks and Recreation Department.

Outdoor Field School: Discovering Dendrology (ages 11-14)

Feb 11, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Middle school-aged youth join two Open Space education park rangers for in-depth learning about the natural world around them through fun, hands-on science outdoors using real scientific field equipment. Classes take place at a variety of Open Space public lands.

Intro to the Outdoors: Beginning Birding Workshop (for adults)

Feb 18, 2023 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Play like a grown-up and join us for classes that introduce the basic principles of various outdoor activities including hiking, map and compass, birding, mountain biking, and more. All in a supportive and fun environment. Classes are led by experienced outdoor educators and provide all necessary materials.

Family Nature Club: Carving Out History

Feb 25, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join an Open Space education park ranger for a family-friendly hike and engage in hands-on learning together as a family, listen to natural history fun facts, enjoy storytelling, and seek out wildlife.

Discovery Days: Wild Food Webs (early childhood family program)

Feb 25, 2023 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Join an Open Space education park ranger with your little one and enjoy making discoveries about the natural world with hands-on science, story time, and an art project. Afterward, you'll leave with a packet of ideas and activities to continue discovering at home.

Saturday Explorer Camp: Cottonwood Forest Creatures (ages 6-10)

Mar 04, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Elementary-aged youth join two Open Space education park rangers for fun and in-depth learning about the natural world around them. Program takes place at the Open Space Visitor Center and includes hiking and outdoor exploration, hands-on science, literacy, and art activities.

Intro to the Outdoors: Beginning Birding Workshop (for adults)

Mar 04, 2023 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Play like a grown-up and join us for classes that introduce the basic principles of various outdoor activities including hiking, map and compass, birding, mountain biking, and more. All in a supportive and fun environment. Classes are led by experienced outdoor educators and provide all necessary materials.

Family Nature Club: Growing Gardens

Mar 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join an Open Space education park ranger for a family-friendly hike and engage in hands-on learning together as a family, listen to natural history fun facts, enjoy storytelling, and seek out wildlife.

Outdoor Field School: Performing Pedology (ages 11-14)

Apr 01, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Middle school-aged youth join two Open Space education park rangers for in-depth learning about the natural world around them through fun, hands-on science outdoors using real scientific field equipment. Classes take place at a variety of Open Space public lands.

Outdoor Field School: Ornithological Observations (ages 11-14)

Apr 01, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Middle school-aged youth join two Open Space education park rangers for in-depth learning about the natural world around them through fun, hands-on science outdoors using real scientific field equipment. Classes take place at a variety of Open Space public lands.