The Greeley Community and Building a Sense of Belonging

6 Fun Ways Get More Involved in the Greeley Community


A sense of belonging to a greater community improves your motivation, health and happiness. Here are six fun ways you can get more involved in the Greeley community.


Community gardens: Greeley's Neighborhood Resource Office (NRO) sponsors community garden programs for residents who don't have enough space to grow their own flowers and food. NRO manages three of these spaces in Greeley:


Plumb Farm - 955 39th Avenue

UNC Campus - Reservoir Road and 17th Avenue

Clay Center of Northern Colorado - 1024 6th Avenue


There are also nine other community gardens available. For more information, view the NRO's helpful online brochure or contact the community garden coordinator at 970-336-4167.


Neighbor Volunteer Programs: Numerous studies have shown that people experience enhanced physical and mental well-being when they choose to volunteer in their communities. Greeley's NRO offers a Neighbor Labor program that pairs community volunteers with an elderly or disabled residents who need help with one-time home maintenance projects. It's a great way to give back, while connecting with the local community. For more information, view this information guide or call 970-350-9780.


Greeley Farmers Market: A community tradition lasting more than a quarter of a century, the Greeley Farmers Market is held from mid-May to October, every single Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Located at the downtown historic depot, 702 9th Avenue, this popular community attraction showcases locally-produced fruits and vegetables, along with burritos, coffee, snacks and delicious pastries. The weekly event also features children's activities and live music.


Festivals and events: Greeley offers all sorts of exciting events throughout the year. Some of the most popular include the Weld County Fair (July 25 – July 29), which celebrates the city's agricultural heritage with displays in horticulture, natural resources, livestock, fine arts, engineering and consumer science. A Greeley tradition for nearly four decades, the Arts Picnic (July 28 – July 29) is also a popular event, featuring live performances, local artwork and plenty of great food. For a complete schedule of events, live concerts and festivals, visit the event calendar at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce.


Local attractions: If you're looking for a reason to get out and about among your neighbors, there are plenty of great local attractions to choose from. A fascinating living history museum, Centennial Village offers interactive experiences, historically significant architecture and activities for the whole family. With 34,000 square feet of exhibits and artifacts, Greeley History Museum is also a great place to spend an afternoon. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Meeker Home Museum also offer fun learning opportunities for visitors of every age.


Outdoor recreation: An outdoor enthusiast's dream, Greeley is also a great place for those who want to gather with like-minded residents who share an appreciation for nature. Extending from Island Grove Regional Park to Colorado Highway 392, the Poudre River Trail offers 21 miles of paved pathway for running, walking, cycling, roller-blading and more. The city also plays host to the Pawnee National Grasslands, along with several beautiful local parks.

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