The countdown to Riverfest is on! With five days to go, Platte River Trails is excited to share this year’s event details and fun, new surprises. Riverfest is Platte River Trails’ biggest fundraiser of the year and the community’s support for this beloved event does not go unnoticed. Each year, together with sponsors and supporters, Platte River Trails hopes to bring the community together to sip on cold craft beer and enjoy live music and activities, all while supporting the trails.
If you’re anything like us, when you think of Riverfest, you think of cold, craft beers on a hot summer day! Riverfest truly wouldn’t be what it is without our local and regional breweries serving up some crisp cold ones along the North Platte River. For over 30 years, Riverfest has brought the community together to not only support the Platte River Trails’ mission, but to enjoy a variety of summer activities, like a beer fest, all in one place!
It’s no secret that the North Platte River serves as an unofficial trail map through Casper. Weaving through our community, passing by parks and neighborhoods, and roaring through the rapids in front of the Tate Pumphouse, the North Platte River plays an important role for our community trail system.
The Platte River Trail’s annual Spring Cleanup is June 3rd and we can’t wait to bring the community together to help prepare the trails for the busy summer season! With several events coming up, including the Casper Marathon, this community-wide event ensures we’re putting our best foot forward and providing the cleanest, safest trail network for all to enjoy.
Supporters of the Platte River Trails Trust are the driving force behind building and maintaining a community trail system. Our 2023 Sponsorship Guide is out now and provides ample opportunity to help us build trails for the future through Mile Markers and event sponsorships.
After 24 years of leading the Platte River Trails Trust, we bid a bittersweet farewell to Angela Emery ahead of her retirement at the end of March and welcome our new Executive Director, Rachel Spear.
The future for the Platte River Trails Trust is looking bright and we can’t wait to share last year’s milestones and this year’s goals, at our 2023 Annual Meeting on February 15th!
In 1982, the Platte River Parkway Trust was incorporated as a 501(c)3 with a mission to construct a non-motorized trail along the North Platte River while also maintaining and preserving the natural and historic value of the outdoor space. 40 years later, this citizen-led organization is as vibrant and energetic as ever.
We have spent much of 2022 celebrating 40 years of the Platte River Trails Trust. During these four decades, the Natrona County community has watched our network of trails expand, grow in new directions, and become an essential asset to our community. As we approach the end of our 40th year, we ask for your support through the next 40 years of trail building.
With the announcement of current Executive Director, Angela Emery’s, retirement, the Platte River Trails Trust Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the Executive Director position for the Platte River Trails Trust.