Colorado State Parks celebrate 50th anniversary | VailDaily.com

Colorado State Parks celebrate 50th anniversary

AURORA, Colorado – Colorado State Parks is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

A birthday party was planned Wednesday at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado’s first state park.

Since it was created in 1959, over 40 parks – almost a quarter-million acres – have been added to the system. The parks are supported in part by proceeds from Colorado Lottery sales.