23rd Gold Panning on the Platte

Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park — 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton

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Pan for gold just like they did in the Colorado Gold Rush, and take home your bounty! South Suburban Parks and Recreation naturalists will provide the expertise and equipment for families and individuals to search for gold. Water shoes recommended; bare feet are not permitted in the river.

As part of the Stampede for Open Space, you can visit different eras in Littleton’s past. Play old time games, try your hands at weaving, talk to historic figures, and help protect open space at this free community event. No fee necessary to participate, however, donations are matched buy private contributions to help protect and preserve open space.


“We find about the same amount of gold found by the early prospectors who started the Gold Rush — a flake or two in almost every pan,” said Skot Latona, Supervisor of South Platte Park. Everyone is welcome to keep whatever gold they find. This is a unique opportunity for people to connect to the community and find out what life was like in the South Platte River Valley 150 years ago.”


Cost Free
Sponsor(s) South Suburban Parks & Recreation
Contact Carson Nature Center
Phone 303-730-1022
Website http://www.sspr.org/nature

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Carson Nature Center, South Platte Park
3000 W. Carson Drive