Family fun and adventure can be found in our beautiful parks and open spaces. Just in time for the holiday the 2012 passes come available this week. In a press release issued this morning the Department of Natural Resources has announced that the 2012 entrance permits will be available for purchase as of Thursday December 1, 2011.

The 2012 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Annual Entrance Permits, for parks and open spaces managed by Larimer County, will be available for purchase on December 1. These are 13-month permits, valid December, 2011, through December, 2012, and allow use of Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Pinewood Reservoir, and Ramsay-Shockey Open Space.

Passes are available online at larimer.org/naturalresources. Larimer county residence will pay $65.00 per vehicle and $65.00 per boat. Non-Residence will pay $20.00 more per vehicle and boat. Discounts are available for seniors and multiple passes. Call 970-679-4570 for additional information.