The recession hit, and in the ashes of the city's parks department budget rose the friends groups we see today. Wherever you hit the trails, there's probably a team of volunteers giving back. Red Rock Canyon Open Space? Yep. Palmer Park? North Cheyenne Cañon? Ute Valley? Yep, yep and yep. You'll see friends spreading love in the region's state parks, too.
— Seth Boster