What We Do

The Friends of Barr Lake, the 501(c)3 organization with the sole purpose of supporting Barr Lake State Park.

Friends of Barr Lake is involved in many activities at Barr Lake State Park. We not only raise funds for special events–we work with Rangers and park volunteers to help maintain the park and its structures. We help with spring cleaning and help maintain the trails.


Funding for Eagle Express vehicles to transport visitors to special educational sites throughout the park

Monthly Toddler Story Time – a story with an educational nature theme

Nature-themed birthday parties with fishing or archery lessons

Raptor education – Bald Eagle Nesting Tours, Raptor presentations by various organizations

Earth Day programs like Bioblitz to give participants an opportunity to explore and learn about our natural world

Nature-themed Campfire Tales

Bark in the Park – teaching Dog etiquette

Leave No Trace and Leave No Trace Survey





Partial funding for new ADA Accessible Fishing Pier

Annual Raptor Run 5K

First Day Hikes

The Great Waddle Walk-off on Fresh Air Friday Colorado!

Pedal the Perimeter



Lake Appreciation Day

Monarch Monitoring Training

Earth Day Programs







2 Comments on “What We Do

  1. Is raptor run 5k race this April 2023?
    I cannot find registration.
    Also what is cost for 66 year old male runner?
    Can I register or pick-up registration at Barr lake state park . I go there frequently.
    I have done your race before.
    I have state park pass.
    Carlos Vera


    • Hello! Yes, The 2023 Raptor Run will be April 8, 2023. We will post flyers on our website, Facebook and at Barr Lake this week for registration. We look forward to seeing you for this year’s 5k!


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