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.
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.
Learn More About TOPS Funding
Our outdoor spaces are important, and small change makes big gains. The Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) is spearheading the campaign to make sure that TOPS is renewed and increased by voters in Colorado Springs. Our city’s parks are so loved and valued, and TOSC is encouraging voters to increase TOPS funding from 0.1% to 0.2%.
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.
Jackie Hilaire, President and Founder of Corral Bluffs Alliance supports the TOPS extension and increase: I have felt for the many years I have lived