May 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

bald eagle in flight

As spring pushes through into May with warmer weather, the opportunities abound to get out and enjoy everything the Denver area has to offer — for all ages, of course, but in particular for its seniors! Here are a few May 2019 Denver area activities for older adults to enjoy.

 

 

 

Denver

From Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, get ready to grin (a lot) and BEAR it at the Denver Zoo’s Bear Awareness Week! Each day of the event, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to check out Denver Zoo’s newest grizzly bear habitat, Harmony Hill. While there, you’ll learn just how vital grizzly bears are to the ecosystem. Zookeepers and conservation partners from Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be on hand to explain what we can all do to coexist well with these magnificent mammals. To learn more about Bear Awareness Week, click HERE.

Arvada

Do you own a dog? If so, you can enjoy some quality time with man’s (and woman’s) best friend at the West Arvada Dog Park! Located at 17975 West 64th Parkway in Arvada, dogs can exercise and socialize freely within the park, off their leashes. It’s important to know that Arvada is a community that requires a dog license. There are also rules in force, to help keep the park safe and fun. So to learn important information before you go, please click HERE.

Commerce City

May is a great time to visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,000-acre expanse of short and mixed grass prairie. More than 330 species of wildlife call the refuge home. This includes bald eagles, bison, black-footed ferrets, deer, coyotes, burrowing owls, and prairie dogs. Best wildlife viewing times are said to be at either sunrise or sunset. The refuge is open on most federal holidays, including Memorial Day! To learn more about the refuge, click HERE.

Highlands Ranch

If you can enjoy the occasional glass of wine, here’s a chance to experience one from Colorado! Purgatory Cellars, an urban winery that sells Colorado-made wines, has its “tasting room” in Highland Ranch. A “Veteran-owned” business, Purgatory Cellars sources its grapes from Grand Junction (Grand Valley). The grapes are crushed, fermented, and then bottled locally. Feel free to bring your own food to the tasting room; light food items are also available there for sale. Enjoy the spring weather while you sip your wine and relax on their outdoor patio! To learn more, including hours of operation, visit their website by clicking HERE. Cheers!

Lakewood

A great place to visit in Lakewood is the Lakewood Heritage Center, which houses more than 30,000 historical objects and more than 3,000 historical photographs. The artifacts address topics such as the history of 20th century business and technology, textiles and personal artifacts, toys, military life, domestic life, and material culture. To learn more, including location and days/hours of operation, please click HERE.

The Denver area is bursting with so many beautiful outdoor locations! We’ve listed but a few. Take advantage of the spring weather and visit some of these great locations this May!