Explore New Happenings & Events with the City of Aurora Parks, Recreation, & Open Spaces

Gear up for creative things to do, trails to wander, and monthly programs. The City of Aurora's Parks, Recreation, & Open Spaces Department (PROS) has developed a combination of virtual and outdoor activities perfect for visitors and locals alike.

Groups of friends join a virtual cooking class in Aurora Colorado

Virtual Cooking Classes

Now's the time to brush up on those cooking skills! The Aurora Cooks LIVE! Virtual Cooking Classes are hosted every month and feature creative recipes alongside kitchen classics. Browse their monthly catalog and sign-up for a date night for two or a knife-skills class. Once you've selected your class, call (303) 326.8650 to register or login to CityofAuroraPerfectMind.com. All attendees will get chef-led courses, a grocery list, and step-by-step instructions for creating your meal! Check out their website to browse what is happening next. Auroragov.org/cooking

Monthly Programs and Festivities

From nature walks and taekwondo to cooking classes and virtual Mt. Everest Hikes, explore the monthly digital guide that features all of our programming and festivities. Available for viewing at Auroragov.org/recreation, flip through the pages and see what catches your eye. Many of these events are virtual, but attendees can explore safe and socially distanced possibilities too. This includes but is not limited to aquatics, fitness, therapeutic recreation, nature, preschool, crafts, martial arts, and more.

Three kids holding binoculars explore Aurora's wintery backdrop.

Hike New Trails

Even in the winter, many of Aurora's trails are accessible, fun, and offer impressive views. Visitors can explore more than 113 miles of trails and 8,000 acres of open space! The PROS Department has recently updated the city's trail maps – making it easier to find your way in the Great Outdoors. Wander around the Aurora Reservoir Trail, complete with sunset views and paved walkways. Or head over to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the Toll Gate Creek Trail to explore a new side of Aurora.

Many things are happening in Aurora; stop by the City of Aurora's PROS website to view the latest news and city-wide events. Take a look at our Outdoor Page to explore a full list of activities and locations.

All images provided by The City of Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department.