Keeping Our Community & Habitat Healthy
The health and well-being of our community is always The Greenway Foundation’s top priority. We enjoy gathering by the river when it is safe and accessible for people of all ages. For decades, The Greenway Foundation has kept our students, volunteers and event attendees safe by the water. We honor this commitment to safety and continue to use the following precautions for planning our time together outdoors.
Be River Ready!
Our time indoors is limited. Whether you are headed to SPREE camp, a volunteer day or an evening celebration, in order to have the best access to the river, you will be outdoors.
During the daytime, we encourage you to pack these essentials:
- Sunscreen and hat
- Full, labeled water bottle
- Extra layers of clothing
- Water shoes and towel
- A snack
Weather & Water Safety Matter
Greenway never wants to postpone time that could be spent on the river. We carefully monitor the local weather forecast to ensure that we can have a safe and enjoyable time outside. If necessary, cancellations are communicated via the contact information provided during event or program registration. Keep in mind that water activities will always be canceled when the South Platte is running too high or too fast, or when lightning is nearby.
SPREE programming requires that all kids must be accompanied by an adult staff member when going into the water or near the water. SPREE staff closely monitor kids in the water with a maximum child to adult staff member ratio of 10:1. Children are only allowed to wade in the water up to their mid-calf, about 6 inches deep.
Healthy You, Happy River
Even though the river is always open, we never host an event or program when there is added risk to our participants. You can always count on us to keep surfaces clean and disinfected and encourage proper handwashing to limit the spread of germs. In return, we count on you to rest and recover when you are not feeling well, even if that means postponing your time on the South Platte.
For all programs and events, The Greenway Foundation carefully monitors the guidance from local health authorities, including:
- City & County of Denver
- Denver Public Schools (DPS)
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In addition to TGF Staff, trained Event Management and/or Security are hired to oversee the day of logistics and assist with any onsite needs when necessary. Together, the TGF Event Team ensures that every event is ready to go when the following are in place:
- Approved permits are provided by the City & County of Denver for all free, volunteer and special events
- First aid kits are available at all event check in stations
- Port-a-lets are accompanied by hand washing stations and hand sanitizer
- Extra security measures are provided for CROSSCURRENTS, including EMTs and Security Guards
SPREE has an excellent history of keeping children and youth safe on the river. The Parent Handbook outlines the SPREE policies and procedures during day camps. SPREE also follows these guidelines during field trips and family events.
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