National Public Lands Day

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Last year the Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) to help construct phase 1 of a new two-mile soft-surface trail extension to the existing Chuck’s Loop Trail at Gateway Mesa Open Space, which has since been named Legacy Trail. 

For National Public Lands Day we would like to work with a group of volunteers to clean up Legacy Trail. VOC will be hosting an outing in late June and October to construct the second phase of the trail. In the meantime, don’t miss a great volunteer opportunity at National Public Lands Day.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sept. 26
8 a.m. - noon

Check-in and a light breakfast will open at 8 a.m. The outing will begin at 9 a.m.

Volunteers needed

The Town of Castle Rock is marking 2020 National TPublic Lands Day with a work day on the Town’s newest unpaved trail, Legacy Trail. Volunteers are needed to help maintain and repair specific sections of this new trail corridor built last year. Work projects may include new rock steps and corridor clearing.

Participants must be at least 14 years old. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 or older. Tools and gloves will be provided, as well as a light breakfast, coffee and water. Pre-registration is required for this volunteer opportunity at  

Volunteer questions? Please contact POST Partners Volunteer Program Coordinator Marcy Jones at or 303-814-7456.

Getting to the project site

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Founders Park, 4671 Enderud, and shuttle over to Gateway Mesa. 

Shuttle service will be provided from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please do not drive to Gateway Mesa, there will not be parking at the park the day of the project