'Fresh Air Friday' brings alternative to Black Friday

Nov 24, 2017

Credit U.S. Forest Service

Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are urging people to skip the shopping and get outside today.


Admission to all of Colorado’s 41 state parks is free today, in celebration of “Fresh Air Friday.” It’s a way to counter the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy, known as Black Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is encouraging residents to, instead, have a “blue sky Friday” or a “green trees Friday.”

Great Outdoors Colorado is covering the cost of admission to state parks; they use Colorado Lottery proceeds to preserve and promote the state’s parks, wildlife and open space.