Have a Beer and Help Ute Valley Park

Enjoy a beer at Trinity Brewing and help the Friends of Ute Valley Park help your park.

  • Come to Trinity Brewing Company (1466 Garden of the Gods Rd) on Wednesday, June 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • For every Trinity beer purchased, $1 goes to Friends of Ute Valley Park.
  • Money raised will go toward the maintenance and potential expansion of Ute Valley Park.
  • Help preserve Ute Valley Park!!!

Friends of Ute Valley Park Kickoff

Friends of Ute Valley Park Earth Day Event

We held our first Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 20th at the Vindicator Entrance to Ute Valley Park. 40 people attended the two hour event that began with information from “Snook”, Ute Valley Park Ranger, Dan Woods, Friends of Ute Valley Park President, Christine Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator for FUVP and a number of representatives from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates.

Topics included; staying on the trail, concerns about numerous social trails, keeping dogs on leash, picking up after your dog, ways people can communicate concerns about the park, future trail maintenance projects, and the history of the park.

Next, several volunteers worked on narrowing the main trail from the parking lot by spreading mulch. Another group took a walk with Christine Thomas to pick up garbage and look at areas of concern in the park. The group discovered a small fort with a fire pit that had been used. The city is now informed of the concern and the area will have to be demolished.

The purpose of the day was to inform the public that we are an official “friends” group with the city and that we would like to do what is best for Ute Valley Park and its many users. If you would like to receive emails on upcoming events, please join our email list. You can also join us on Facebook. If you have a question or a concern about the park, please use our contact page.

After Crew Leader Training by Christine and Nick, look for many projects in the park. We would love for everyone to join us.

Earth Day Kickoff Event

Friends of Ute Valley Park Earth Day Flyer

Please join the Friends of Ute Valley Park this coming Saturday from 9 AM – 11 AM in the Ute Valley Park parking lot on Vindicator. Learn how you can help protect Ute Valley Park and get info from the Park Ranger and Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. There will be a short maintenance project and park clean-up.

Click on the image above to view the a larger version of the flyer.

New Logo

Update: Thanks to everyone who submitted a logo. Special thanks to Dave Meyers for submitting the winning logo.

 

Woodmen Edition Article

Ute Valley Park

The March 15th, 2013 Woodmen Edition has an article on Ute Valley Park and the Friends group. You can read the article here.

Gazette Articles about Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park

The Gazette has recently written a couple articles about Ute Valley Park.

The first article is about the formation of the Friends of Ute Valley Park. It also discusses how about half of the land that most people think is part of Ute Valley Park is actually owned by HP.

In the other article, Susan Davies, executive director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition, writes about Ute Valley Park and how it has a wildness that makes you feel you’ve stepped out of suburbia.

Welcome to the Friends of Ute Valley Park Website

Ute Valley Park

Welcome to the Friends of Ute Valley Park website. We’re just getting the site set up and will be adding more information over the next several weeks.