The Check Out Colorado State Parks Program launched June 20, 2016 at Vail Public Library. This program, which is the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the library with two hang-tag park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and education activities.
“An adventure backpack, filled with park information and educational activities goes with the pass,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “It’s everything you need to explore and enjoy Colorado’s parks on your own or with friends and family.”
VPL patrons can check out a hang-tag park pass for entrance into any of Colorado’s 42 state parks. The pass and backpack can be checked out for up to seven days. The pass allows one car access to the State Parks for free.
After a successful pilot of Check Out Colorado State Parks Program in 2015, 287 libraries across the state are participating in the program that launches June 20, 2016.
The estimated exposure, based on annual visits to the participating libraries, exceeds 34 million visitors annually. VPL will provide quarterly reports based on user feedback to CPW to identify the usage and patron experience of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program at each location.
For more information go to http://cpw.state.co.us/Pages/LibraryBackpack.aspx. Users are also encouraged to post pictures to Instagram and Twitter: #CheckOutColorado.