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Sept. 19, 2013
Ray Roberts Lake State Park to Host 2nd Annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt
DENTON — Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Greenbelt Alliance and the City of Denton will host the 2nd Annual GreenFest on Greenbelt from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Greenbelt Park on FM 455.
The family-focused event will celebrate the Greenbelt Park at Ray Roberts Lake State Park through fun experiential outdoor activities, live music and food. The primary focus of this event is to highlight activities that can be experienced at Ray Roberts Lake State Park and other Texas State Parks.
Highlighted events will include archery, rock climbing, kayaking, biking and geocaching. Bicycles will be provided for attendees to explore the greenbelt. Grammy Award-winning band Brave Combo will be performing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other musical entertainment will be provided by Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son and AM Ramblers. Demonstrations and other entertainment will include: historians and artisans of the Cross Timbers eco-region, reptile exhibits, pony rides and a kid-sized inflatable obstacle course and slide. The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will feature birds of prey. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.
"The second annual GreenFest on the Greenbelt is a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a fun day outdoors together, says Chris True, Ray Roberts Lake State Park superintendent. “The wide range of activities will ensure that we have something fun for everyone to enjoy."
Event proceeds will benefit Greenbelt Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Ray Roberts Lake State Park — Greenbelt Park. The Greenbelt Park, a 20 mile multi-use trail (equestrian, hike and bike use), is rich in cultural and natural resources, including old growth forests, native flora and fauna and the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River. Funds will be used for continuing and future projects that help to achieve Texas Parks and Wildlife Department goals of conserving Texas’ natural and cultural resources, along with providing outdoor recreational opportunities for current and future generations of Texas.
Tickets are $5 per person if purchased in advance at www.friendsofthegreenbelt.org or $7 per person if purchased at the event. Children under six years of age get in free. State park entrance fees will be waived for event attendees. For more information, please visit www.friendsofthegreenbelt.org or call the state park at (940) 686-2148.
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