Gold Panning adventure

Join the Park County Historical Society on a gold panning adventure in South Park.

PCHS is returning with our gold panning/prospecting trip.

Saturday Aug. 28, we are having another gold panning/prospecting trip. We will meet at McGraw Park in Bailey at 9:30 a.m. and drive to Fairplay.(carpool if possible).  

We will visit various sites in Fairplay, showing some of the mining history in the area. We’ll meet at the 1874 Park County Courthouse on Hwy 9, to meet up with anyone in the Fairplay area. PCHS founder Harold and  Lenore Warren’s Grandson Bill Douthette will again share his gold panning/prospecting experience in Park County.

We’ll then head to Fairplay Beach to pan there.(Fairplay charges $10.00 to pan there.)Bring your own gold pan; we have some, and they are also available in Bailey.  

Bring a lunch, or eat at one of Fairpaly’s restaurants. Call 303-838-7740 for more information. Live Park County history,

Circus skills/acrobatics

   A pair of new classes are being offered by the Salida Circus each Wednesday and Thursday night at the South Park Recreation Center in Fairplay.

   The Circus Skills class offers students the opportunity to try a variety of circus arts, including juggling, unicycling, balloon-twisting, acrobatics, aerial sling and Lyra (hoop)!

   Parent/Child Acro is a class of connection and fun. Parents will learn stretching games to play with their children and to “fly” them in basic acrobatics.

   Class times and schedules are as follows.


10:45-11:15 am Parent/Child Acro (ages 6m-3yr)

Session 1: 9/8-10/13

Session 2: 10/20-12/1 (no class 11/24)


4:30-5:15 pm Circus Skills (ages 4-7)

5:30-6:30 pm Circus Skills (ages 8-12)

6:45-7:45 pm Circus Skills (ages 13-18)

Session 1: 9/9-10/14

Session 2: 10/21-12/2 (no class 11/25)

Each Session cost is $50. For more information or to register, please call 719-836-0747 or email

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