Jul 19, 2018
A portion of the S. Platte River Trail will be closed to the public on Sunday, July 22 for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market’s demo experience, the “Urban Adventure”.
The City and County of Denver is proud to be the backdrop of this demo experience which will take place in historic Confluence Park, allowing retail buyers to have a hands-on experience with new products and trends in kayaking, climbing, fly-fishing, trail sports and more.
The outdoor recreation industry is an economic driver not only for Denver, but the entire state of Colorado, supporting more than 300,000 jobs. Access to public lands and outdoor recreation is the foundation of Colorado communities. More than 80% of Coloradans participate in trail-related activities on a regular basis, with 9 in 10 participating in outdoor recreation annually.
Aligned with this demo event are the goals of Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) to promote health and active lifestyles, encourage stewardship of public lands, and connect people with the outdoors. DPR is a stakeholder in the effort to protect and expand public lands and is proud to support events such as this one, that inspire people to experience Colorado’s iconic landscapes in new ways.
The “Urban Adventure” will use the S. Platte River Trail on the east side of the river, along with the beach access southwest of the plaza in Confluence East Park. Trail users will be routed uphill to the Cherry Creek Trail, and back down via paths near the plaza and shade structures. The event takes place from 9am-4pm but barricades may remain in place from set-up through tear-down.
View detour map (PDF) | The blue portion indicated on the map will be closed. Red markings note barrier locations.
After 22 years in Salt Lake City, the Outdoor Retailer trade show is now calling Denver home. This five-year deal will bring an estimated 45,000 attendees to Denver, delivering an estimated $45 million in economic impact annually.
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