For the last 30 years, Casper has been gathering for a special, annual river festival, known today as Riverfest. Since 1992, this event has featured food and family fun and in 2000, the famous rubber ducks were added. Originally named the Parkway River Festival, this community event has evolved over the past three decades into a summer tradition loved by the Casper and surrounding area communities!
This year’s Riverfest, presented by Peterbilt of Wyoming, marks 30 years of enjoying Casper’s yummy food, delicious beer, and so much more in the name of trail building. With just over a month to go, we can’t help but spill the beans on some exciting things to come at our biggest fundraiser of the year! Check out five can’t-miss activities at this year’s Riverfest!
After a great Spring Clean-Up on June 4th, and as we prepare for our 30th annual Riverfest, the Platte River Trails Trust is grateful for the supportive Board of Directors that help keep these and other events throughout the year possible. Along with our community and sponsors, our Board is an essential asset to the success and execution of our mission. Bringing trails to you would be impossible without the 15 community members that volunteer to serve on our Board.
Our annual Spring Clean-Up is just around the corner! Each year Platte River Trails, Keep Casper Beautiful, and the community gather to prepare our trails for the busy summer season. Between the long Wyoming winters and the strong Casper wind, our trails take a toll. Come join us on the trails for some much-needed cleaning and maintenance (+ a little sunshine)!
With so many things to do in Casper, Wyoming it’s hard to know where to start! Let Platte River Trails be your guide for the summer! Our new, 2022 Trail Map is out now, and offers trail users a guide to our popular trail system, including the fun amenities that come with them, plus new connections and extensions. Grab our new map now and have all of the Casper trails and their amenities right in your back pocket.
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to support your local trails, this is the year! Platte River Trails Trust is celebrating 40 years of community trail building in 2022, and we have exciting programs and events that will put you and/or your business front and center.
2022 is a milestone year for Platte River Trails Trust. We’re celebrating 40 of community trail building and on February 16, 2022, we kicked it off with our Virtual Annual Meeting. Together, our staff and board shared our organization’s 2021 accomplishments, plans for 2022, and projects on the drawing board that will significantly expand our trail system throughout the county. Appearances from two special guests rounded out the meeting, giving attendees even more to look forward to in the coming years.
Planning to visit Wyoming in 2022? Whether you’re here for a short time or are a seasoned resident, Casper is abundant with convenient outdoor recreation, and the Platte River Trails Trust works hard to provide access to all our beautiful open spaces via our community trail system.
The Paradise Valley to Robertson Road bridge project is the Platte River Trails Trust’s long anticipated effort to extend the river trail to Casper’s westside. Our goal for the bridge is to provide safe, convenient nonmotorized trails to west-side Casper, specifically connecting neighborhoods to amenities like shopping, school, work, and more. The bridge will also provide access to open spaces for those in the area looking for outdoor recreation opportunities close to home. With your help, we can complete this last funding push and bring the PV to Robertson Rd. Bridge to fruition.
As we quickly approach the season of giving thanks, Platte River Trails Trust wants to extend our immense gratitude to our community. Our supporters have made it possible for us to do more to connect our community through trails. Together with our partners, our organization works hard to provide a network of trails that provide safe, non-motorized transportation and outdoor enjoyment opportunities in and around Casper. We are so thankful for the support of the community in our pursuit of this mission.