It’s New Year’s resolution time and all of us are welcoming 2021. Traditionally, many people decide to get more active in the next 12 months and COVID-19 has impacted many of our daily routines or planned gym visits. We asked the Greeley community how they are staying active and getting out of the house. Here are some of the responses on favorite places to get out and have fun.

poudre river trail“The Sheep Draw Trail which connects to the Poudre River Trail is our family’s favorite place to walk, run, bike in an environment close to nature.” – Jaqueline V.

The Poudre River Trail is a 22-mile trail that begins and Island Grove Regional Park and goes all the way to Windsor. Each section has its own character and beauty. If you walked or biked the trail before, start at a new trailhead and get a different view. The Poudre Trail website has a map and more information on the distinct areas along the trail.

“I’ve been buying the Greeley Let’s Roam scavenger hunt for friends to share the fun.” – Alison H.

Explore Downtown Greeley with the Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt. It is a fun way to get to know more about the community and walk around.  You could also do a self-guided outdoor art tour in the downtown Greeley area.  There are a few new pieces that you may not have seen before, including one in the art alley and a new Einstein mural on 9th Ave and 7th St.

“I love Sanborn Park. The playground swings and the tube slide are super fun. I like to look at the ducks in the water.” – Grace W. (5-years-old)

Playing in Greeley’s Parks is fun for all ages. Did you know that Greeley has more than 40 parks?  There are numerous ways to enjoy the great outdoors throughout Greeley’s park system. Our parks include playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, paths, and more. Where can I go fishing? What parks allow dogs? Did you know that there are four disc golf courses in the area? The City of Greeley recently improved three or skateparks and there is also an indoor skatepark in town. Check out the Explore Greeley Map to discover the public outdoor play spaces located throughout Greeley.

greeley winter farmers market sign“I enjoy walking around the farmers’ market and picking up some fresh produce and products. It’s much more fun than going to a grocery store.” Angela G.

Greeley’s Winter Farmers’ Market is open on the first and third Saturday mornings until mid-May when the weekly summer market opens. Pick up some healthy and local food (this may help with another New Year’s resolution). Walk around Zoe’s Café and Events, 715 10th St., to shop local and discover all the market has to offer.

“Water walking at the Family FunPlex is invigorating. It helps me stay active because exercising in the water is easier on my body.” Mary S.

Three Greeley Recreation facilities are open with limited capacity, and you should pre-register for an activity at com to make sure there is space available. Enjoy ice skating at the Ice Haus, 900 8th Ave. The Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., is open for racquetball, pickleball, lap swimming, water walking, weight lifting, fitness classes, and more. Activities at the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave., are plentiful.  Enjoy the swimming pool, indoor walking track, weight room, and fieldhouse.

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