Trails & open space Coalition

Tosc Stands for The Outdoors

We believe in protecting trails, parks, and open spaces
 for us and for the generations to come.

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Trails & Open Space Coalition

We work cooperatively with local and regional governments, community organizations, businesses, families and individuals who share the vision of an interconnected network of trails, greenways and open space. We advocate, educate, build connections with other groups, fund projects, and create and support volunteer projects.

Trails, Open Space & Parks (TOPS)

TOPS vs. TOSC Confused? 

TOPS is the city Tax. TOSC is the organization that champions the tax and projects it supports.


Do you know how parks get built? Where does the money for preserving open space come from?

What are TOPS properties?

Take the One Bag Challenge. Get more information on our initiative to encourage us all to keep our parks, trails, and open spaces litter-free. 

Join the Coalition

With your support, the Trails and Open Space Coalition works to preserve open space, and create a network of parks, trails and bikeways in the Pikes Peak region. Be the Coalition. 

Our Latest Program

Ring the Peak

In December of 2016, the Trails and Open Space Coalition received a Great Outdoors Colorado Connect Initiative Trail Planning Grant for the Ring the Peak Trail Project. The $100,000 planning grant will allow TOSC and partners (Friends of the Peak and City of Colorado Springs Parks) to hire a project team and create a master plan for the roughly 8-mile “missing link” on the southwest side of Pikes Peak. This grant allows the Trail and Open Space Coalition to lead a great public process involving land owners, land managers, community leaders, residents and trail users. At the end of the process we will have a trail alignment plan that closes the southwest gap.

Latest News

Trails & park updates

News Wednesday January 26, 2022

Midland Corridor On Wednesday, February 2nd please join the project team and stakeholders as they host the second virtual public meeting for the Midland Corridor Transportation Study.

Shooks Run Trail Closure

Update 10/2021: A section of Shooks Run Trail between Lilac and Uintah streets will be affected by construction as Colorado Springs Utilities replaces an aging

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