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.
Trails, Open Space & Parks (TOPS)
Do you know how parks get built? Where does the money for preserving open space come from? What are TOPS properties?
2023 At-Large & District 3 City Council
& Mayoral Candidates E-Forum
This April election is by far one of the most important elections for Colorado Springs.
Learn more about the candidates that are running and their stance on the Ballot Initiative for TOPS- Issue 1.
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.
News Wednesday March 29, 2023
Tuesday is the day to vote! It’s Not About You! Because we know You have already voted for Issue 1 – the TOPS 20-year extension.
News Wednesday March 22, 2023
Leaving a trail of joy There are some things we cannot control when we are on the trails: the weather, natural disasters and the actions
News Wednesday March 15, 2023
What We Love About TOPS! TOPS paid for most of the Cottonwood Creek Trail. Because the land had to be purchased in phases to accommodate
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.
News Wednesday January 19, 2022
Tavá Mountain aka Pikes Peak? Who gets to name a mountain? Is it the person who climbs it first? Is it the people who first
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