Friends of Lory State Park (FoLSP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012, composed entirely of volunteers. We are dedicated to promoting community stewardship of Park natural areas, resources, and wildlife. Membership is open to all and we welcome volunteers for projects and events.

Upcoming Event
The community is invited to attend the Friends of Lory’s Annual Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 28 from 7-9 pm at Odell Brewing Co. (800 E. Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins) in the Tap Room. Proceeds will be used to establish an Environmental Education Scholarship to bring schoolchildren and educators to Lory State Park. The whole family is welcome to attend! We will have Odell’s beer, non-alcoholic drinks, munchies, and Common Link food truck will be available to purchase additional food.  We will also have children’s activities and live music by Key of Joy! Be a part of this fun event to support Environmental Education. Download our Event Flyer and help spread the word about this opportunity to support Environmental Education.

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The Friends of Lory is currently seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors. Please see the job description and application for more information. Applications can be mailed to Friends of Lory, PO Box 11, Bellvue, CO 80512, or dropped off at the Lory State Park Visitor Center, or submit by emailing the application to loryspfriends[at]gmail.com.

Photo Contest – Calling all Camera-clicking Park Visitors!
Park visitors frequently ask staff for postcards of Lory State Park, but none are available. To remedy this situation and raise funds for the Park, Friends of Lory State Park is sponsoring a photography contest. We are looking for your recent or dated photographs taken within the Park boundaries that would make attractive postcards. Limit is 6 photos per person and entry fee to help with printing costs is $5.00 per photo. Six to ten winning photographs will be selected, printed as postcards, and offered for sale in the Park Visitor’s Center.  Rules of the contest are posted here. Submission form is here.  Email your entries to us. Write “Photo Contest Entry” in the subject line. Entries will be accepted until in fall 2014 (final due date TBD) and winners announced by the end of August. If there is continued interest, we may hold another contest next year.  We look forward to viewing your submissions, so send them in soon!

Our Mission
Friends of Lory State Park is dedicated to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the Park. The Friends group serves as a supportive entity to complement the goals of Lory State Park.