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Military offered free parks entrance

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

"We invite Colorado's military community to enjoy all of the beauty and recreational opportunities Colorado State Parks have to offer," CPW Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Margaret Taylor said in a news release.

CPW encourages eligible individuals to get their pass in advance at any CPW office or state park to avoid delays at the gate on a planned recreation day.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel can obtain a military hang-tag pass valid for free admission during the month of August by showing the CPW parks staff one of the following: active or retired military identification; DD Form 2765; DD214; Veterans Affairs medical card; a current Colorado driver's license or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it.

Once eligibility is confirmed, the military hang-tag pass is issued to the service member. The hang-tag pass is valid when hung from the rear-view mirror of a service member occupied vehicle, and admits all passengers of that vehicle.