This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer.
Starting June 20, 2016, libraries across the state are offering two "Check Out State Parks" passes, each for distribution with an activity backpack containing binoculars, brochures and other educational materials to library patrons.
The park pass is good for entry into any Colorado State Park for up to seven days. The pass is a hang tag for the rear view mirror and must be visible in the library patron's car. The pass does not give any discounts for camping, programs, licenses, etc. The backpack includes binoculars, a wildlife viewing guide, a tree and wildflower identification guide, a park brochure, suggested activities list and the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics principles.