The Colorado Department of Natural Resources has urged the public to "have a say in how you'll play" by inviting them to attend public meetings to help them develop the strategic plan for the state parks.
The state has scheduled five public meetings in different locations during the month of March to outline the agency's top priorities and objectives for the next five years.
In developing the strategic plan, Colorado state parks will also use the public comments to clarify constituent needs and improve services and programs. The plan will be finalized in late summer 2010.
Meeting locations will be held in major metropolitan areas around the state. They include Fort Collins/Loveland, metro Denver area, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.
Residents are encouraged to visit Colorado.gov/parks for information on specific meeting locations and dates.
Colorado has 42 state parks that attract more than 12 million visitors each year. The parks encompass 224,531 land and water acres, and offer some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. The state park system also manages more than 4,000 campsites and 57 cabins and yurts.