Residents Celebrate Colo. at Outdoor Heritage Day
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo. On Saturday kids got off the couch and stepped outside for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day.
Riverbend Park was jam-packed with activities for the whole family. From learning how to fish to shooting a .22-rifle, kids got to see all that western Colorado has to offer. More than 40 sponsors volunteered their time educating attendees.
One young girl, Grace Sloan, said, "You can do fishing, shooting, archery, they even have a gymnastics thing over there. You can see a bunch of animals and dead animals and stuff like that, it's really cool!"
Arthur Graham, with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, said,
"My favorite part is the kids, that's who we do this for, we've done it for years. I love to be around the kids and see them grow up and watch them enjoy what they're doing and learn."
Colorado's Parks and Wildlife stocked the park's pond with large trout, and kids were able to take home a free rod and reel.
Officials say there were approximately 2,600 people at Outdoor Heritage day, the most they've ever seen.