Session Details

Rafting Through Change


Since 2012, Denver Parks and Recreation has invested over $30M in six projects along the South Platte River that runs through the heart of Denver. These projects represent the greatest investment in our urban river parks in a generation and embody the guiding principles set forth in the visionary River South and River North Master Plans.

Visit park projects that have revitalized Denver's South Platte River corridor, and learn the history of this amazing transformation from the river perspective. We'll visit River Run Park, Grant Frontier Park, Pasquinel’s Landing Park, Overland Reach River Improvements, Johnson Habitat Park, Sun Valley Riverfront Park, and Confluence Park. 

Be prepared to get wet and even encounter some whitewater! The rafts will be professionally guided, and Denver Parks staff will be on hand to explain the amazing stories behind each of these parks and the partnerships forged in bringing them to reality. The River Vision Plan is more than just a series of parks along the river: it is a transformational program to re-invigorate Denver’s most valuable natural asset as a major city-building initiative.

Note: Participants must be able to swim and should wear clothing that will dry quickly when wet. You must be comfortable wearing a life jacket while rafting. Participants are strongly encouraged to have acclimated to altitude for at least 24 hours. Sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.