A fun, FREE, active day with a zillion things for everyone to do!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

10:00am - 3:00pm

Garfield Lake Park


until National Get Outdoors Day 2018!

Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day

Get Outdoors Day Colorado and SouthWest Denver Coalition are joining forces to host Safe Summer Kick Off on  Get Outdoors Day (SSKO GO), Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Garfield Lake Park from 10am to 3pm. This free, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate nature exploration.

Public lands link local communities to recreation opportunities across the West. These outdoor spaces also act as a classroom where kids can get their hands dirty, learn about nature and just have fun. Get Outdoors Day Colorado and SouthWest Denver Coalition aim to foster and facilitate an educational experience to encourage participants of all cultures, skill levels, and ages to interact with the outdoors.

SSKO GO is a collaborative project with Get Outdoors Day Colorado leadership partners from Metro Denver Nature AllianceDenver Parks and RecreationSouthwest Denver CoalitionColorado Parks and WildlifeUSFSNational Park ServiceBLMCity and County of Denver, local government, non-profits, law enforcement, and other Colorado-based partners.  We look to provide an intentional, inclusive, and safe outdoor space to explore adventure activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, climbing, biking, boating, navigation, nature identification, connection to basic resources, and more. In addition, this event will host live entertainment, free food, snacks, prize drawings, youth/children activities, and a career and family resource fair.


Check out all the fun we had last year!

Outdoor Adventure:

Paddle, canoe, climb, bike, climb, jump, learn and cast your line into the fishing pond and play!

Expressive Arts: 

Create, inspire, sculpt, draw, paint, make music, grow gardens, harvest the fun!

Healthy, Active Outdoor Lifestyles: 

Learn all about healthy and active lifestyle choices! Ask health experts important questions and discover fun ways to move your body - jump rope, run sprints, hula hoop, and do push-ups! 

Adaptive Recreation: 

There is something for everyone! People of all ages and backgrounds can learn how to hand-pedal bike, adaptively fish, climb or paddle! Come meet different the organizations that offer adaptive recreation and learn what they can do for you!


Getting involved in Get Outdoors Day will mean you are part of a nationwide effort to reconnect American youth with outdoor activities and healthy lifestyles. There are several ways to be involved in this effort; become an exhibitor, join as a partner, or volunteer for the day.

Become an Exhibitor:

Do you have a product, educational tool or relevant field that you think would be a great booth at the event? Becoming an exhibitor is easy.

Become a Sponsor:

Join us in connecting kids to nature and healthy active outdoor lifestyles!  National Get Outdoors Day is organized by a collaboration of non-profits and government agencies who need your help so our message can touch thousands of people across Colorado’s Front Range.

Become a Volunteer: 

Get involved on the day of the event by helping with a variety of activities that include helping get set up, guiding visitors through the event, helping to make our event as environmentally friendly as possible, and more! 


A collaborative project with Get Outdoors Day Colorado leadership partners from Metro Denver Nature Alliance, Denver Parks and Recreation, Southwest Denver Coalition, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, USFS, National Park Service, BLM, and other Colorado-based partners, sponsors are integral to making Safe Summer Kickoff on Get Outdoors Day happen in Colorado.




Garfield Lake Park

3600 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80219 


Stay tuned for details. Participants are encouraged to: 

For more Questions about parking and transportation, email Jacob Wells


We encourage you to use the following items to help promote National Get Outdoors Day Colorado.


Brand Style Guide: 

The style guide lists out colors, fonts, logo usage and general recommendations on how to apply the new GOC brand.  



 JPG Formats- Logos may be downloaded as compressed files provided in both color and B&W.


GO Day Save the Date (English)
GO Day Save the Date (en Espanol)

GO Day Flyer (English)
GO Day Flyer (en Espanol)

General Questions:

email | Jacob Wells

Parking and Transportation:

 email | Jacob Wells

Information About Volunteering:

email | Dana Coelho

Questions About Exhibitor Set-up, Registration and Fees:

email | Dana Coelho