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Help EPRD Envision the Future of the Evergreen Lake North Trail

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Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) invites you to attend a  Public Meeting Thursday, Jan. 11 to discuss our vision for the future of the Evergreen Lake North Trail.  The meeting will be held from 5-7 PM at Buchanan Park Recreation Center (Bergen Peak Room), 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439.
The District will discuss its vision for the trail's future, present long-term alternatives and solicit community input. EPRD will also provide background about the trail, including: what happened to force its closure, what has been going on since then, what the District has done to improve the trail, plans for the future. A follow-up public meeting is planned for March.
First, a little background ...
Short-Term Fix
As you probably know, the trail section between Upper Bear Creek Road and the Evergreen Dam along Highway 74 was reopened Nov. 30 after being closed for more than a year and a half due to instability. 
So yes, you can use the trail ... for now. This short-term fix …

Evergreen Lake Skating Opens Friday, Dec. 29

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The Ice Rink on Evergreen Lake opens Friday, Dec. 29! Opening day hours are 8 AM-8 PM.  It's school break, so bring the kids to the lake to enjoy these winter days on the ice.


The ice is 12 inches thick, so Evergreen Park & Recreation District's (EPRD) ice maestros can flood the rink with water to get a smooth frozen surface. They can't start using the Zamboni until the ice depth reaches 16 inches, so expect a few bumps.
An Incredible RinkSkating on Evergreen Lake is an unforgettable experience. EPRD operates the world's largest Zamboni-groomed outdoor ice rink, a stunning 8.5-acre stretch of ice with 11 pond hockey rinks and a huge public skating rink,  just a half hour from downtown Denver. This magnificent field of ice is spectacularly situated amid ponderosa pine-covered mountains and Evergreen Golf Course, and a short walk to downtown Evergreen on the Evergreen Lake Trail. 

Admission and skate rental prices are reasonable, and participants can escape the wintery …

Evergreen Lake North Trail is OPEN ... thanks to EPRD's Parks Department!

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Meet Heart Cameron, EPRD's Park Operations Manager. 
Heart and his crew, working with the Evergreen Metropolitan District, are the reason the Evergreen Lake Trail between Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Dam along Highway 74 is finally open! 
They have been working diligently to replace a bin wall (a U-shaped underground support structure) that had crumbled almost completely to dust because of 30 years of use and a lot of water, leaving the trail unsupported and unsafe. 
They also set anchors to complete maintenance on the handrails and resurfaced the trail. 
What's that in Heart's hand in the picture below? The last remaining bit of bin wall. We may mount it on the wall at Park Ops HQ!
This Should Last a While But it's not over. This is a creative short-term solution that gets the trail open for the community.  We may still need to do maintenance from time to time on the trail, so expect occasional short closures. 
EPRD continues to work on the planning phases of …

EPRD's Healthy Living Newsletter for November

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Preventing Holiday Havoc The holidays are such a tumultuous time. Yes, the season can be wonderful: Eating mouthwatering feasts, getting and giving gifts, traveling to exciting destinations, spending time with family. But it can also wreak havoc on your health and fitness. 

How Physical Fitness Helps Those in Addiction Recovery

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Maintaining a Long-Term Healthy Routine
By Guest Blogger Travis White
Due to all the wear and tear put on the body by substance and alcohol abuse, many
people who suffer addiction typically feel tired, depleted and often depressed. When
you’re trying to incorporate a healthier way of living, as a recovering addict, these
changes don’t come without their share of difficulties. However, true health is possible
by incorporating these tips for a well-lived life.
Create An Exercise RegimenAccording to Newton’s Law, a body in motion stays in motion, and this rings true for exercise. On those days when you feel like doing nothing, this action settles into the rest of your day because your body has become used to being sedentary. However, when you get into the inertia-building movement of fitness, you obtain the energy to keep going. Over time, this momentum keeps building and before you know it you’ve developed quite the routine.

Exercise has profound benefits for the body, such as increased energy,…

Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge!

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On average, Americans gain one to two pounds every holiday season - which they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! Let’s make this holiday season a healthier one, together, and enjoy the holidays with balance and maintain your weight this holiday season.
Join the Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge!
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
Sign Up For Weigh And Win Visit www.WeighandWin.com to sign up for a free account.
Join The Challenge Visit www.WeighandWin.com/HealthyHolidays and click the ‘Join the Challenge’ button. You will be redirected to your account log-in page. After logging in, you will see your Healthy Holidays Challenge Dashboard and you will officially be a part of the challenge. Not sure if you joined? Give us a call at (800) 694-0352.
WEEKLY TIPS
Receive weekly tips for overcoming holiday temptations, maintaining balance and engaging in healthy behaviors over the holidays.
MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT
Complete a pre-holiday weigh-in between Nov. 15 and 22, 2017, and a post-holiday…