Twins Sydney and Roselie, 4, tried their hands at fishing. They came with grandmother Toby Sachen of the Autumn Hills neighborhood.
On Saturday, April 27, Greenwood Village hosted its resident families to an early morning of fishing, fun and free food. As it has since the 1900s, the city stocked the large pond (or small lake) at Tommy Davis Park at 9200 E. Orchard Rd. with 300 fish from a trout farm in Boulder ranging in size from 8 inches to 20 inches long. More than 325 people aged 1 to 81 came out to play. Dozens of kids, with help from parents and grandparents, threw their fishing lines in to try to reel in one of the trout. Those who were successful took their fish to the city-staffed cleaning station and came back a few minutes later to pick up their prize catch, cut, cleaned and gutted, ready to go directly onto the grill for dinner. About 40 fish were caught. Those remaining will stay in the pond for their natural life unless they are caught on another day. Fishing at Tommy Davis Park remains open to all with no license required.
Next, the kids watched with glee as their numbered rubber ducks raced down the channel in the middle of the park. As always, there were plenty of prizes for those whose rubber ducks swam the fastest.
Chris Cakes of Colorado once again provided a free delicious hot-off-the-grill pancake breakfast for everyone who attended, compliments of the City of Greenwood Village.
Taylor, 7, is a first-grader at Cherry Creek Academy. Dad Lee helped her get her fishing gear together.
Cole Sutton, 3 and Kellen Sutton, 5, grandsons of Karen Blilie, former GV city council member, were very excited for the rubber duck race.
Staff from GV’s Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department smile as they use their bare hands to filet, clean, and gut the trout residents catch in the stocked lake so families can take them home and throw them right onto the grill.
Chris Cakes of Colorado executive chef flips pancakes directly onto hungry boys’ plates as Suzanne Moore, GV Parks, Trails and Recreation Director looks on.
Margaret Rakowsky, the first lady of GV, shared coffee and conversation with 18th Judicial District Judge Gary Kramer, decked out proudly in swag from his days on the GV City Council.
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