News July 23, 2014


  • COS Parks Master Plan comment period until July 31st.
  • Friends of Cheyenne Mtn State Park/Whole Foods benefit.
  • Goose Gossage pump track ready to ride.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • Trail closures and detours.
  • Members-only hike August 16.
  • Upcoming Events.
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We are dedicated to the preservation of open space and parks, and the creation of a network of trails, bikeways and greenways for the Pikes Peak region.

NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF July 23, 2014
City Parks Master Plan comment period extended.
Public comment period open until July 31st.
We are very excited about the new draft Colorado Springs Parks Master Plan! It’s ambitious, visionary, and sets the stage for solving many of the most persistent problems in our parks system.
The public comment period has been extended to July 31st. Don’t wait! Download the plan at this link and get your comments in today! with corrections, comments, or issues with specific statements. Please reference a Plan page number in your email.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park bag donations.
Whole Foods Market 7635 N Academy.
woman-grocery-shopping.jpgWhole Foods Market at 7635 North Academy have chosen Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park to benefit from its bag donation program. For every reusable bag that you use there between now and January 19, 2015, Whole Foods will donate ten cents to one of three nonprofits. Please choose Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and help them raise money for their worthy projects! For more information, visit their website at
Goose Gossage pump track ready to ride.
Volunteer project completed July 17th-21st.
The pump track at Goose Gossage Park is ready to ride! Thanks to all the volunteers who came out, the City of Colorado Springs, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Medicine Wheel for making it happen.
3950 Mark Dabling Blvd. Photo from Goose Gossage dirt jump park rebuild 2014 Facebook page.
Call for Volunteers
Help needed for ADT Marathon, Labor Day weekend
ADT Marathon Trails and Open Space Coalition partners with the Pikes Peak Road Runners for the ADT Marathon(which includes a half-marathon, relay marathon, and kids’ “fun run” as well). We need 250 volunteers to help coordinate the race.
* Saturday August 30 – Packet Stuffing, Antlers Hilton from 1 to 3.
* Sunday August 31 – Race Registration and Packet Pickup, Expo at the Antlers Hilton, 11 am to 5 pm. Loading and unloading gear at America the Beautiful Park most of the day.
* Monday September 1 – Race day–lots of opportunities, something for everyone.
To sign up or get more information, email
To register for the run, go to the ADT website.
Volunteer Events this Weekend.
Last scheduled trail work day for Iron Mountain July 27.
Trail Closures and Detours
Greenway, Templeton Gap work
  • The Greenway Trail is closed by Pikeview Reservoir, south of Garden of the Gods Road., for installation of a new storm drain by Colorado Springs Utilities.
  • Templeton Gap trail is closed for upgrades between Sinton and Nevada.
  • There is a dirt detour on the Greenway at America the Beautiful Park, where heavy equipment is coming in to create the Creekside water project. Road bikers take care!
TOSC Members-only hike August 16
Explore Mt. Muscoco with TOSC and Hiking Bob
One benefit of TOSC membership is that we offer Members-only hikes, often to land that is inaccessible without special permission.

Join us August 16th for a very special Members-only hike up Mount Muscoco in Cheyenne Cañon!  Our hike leader is Bob Falcone, better known as Hiking Bob, trails blogger for the Colorado Springs Independent, President of the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, and Business Friend of Trails and Open Space Coalition.

Forever views on the Mt. Muscoco trail.
Upcoming Events
Save the dates

The volunteer season is in full swing! Check for details on these events:

  • July 27, Iron Mountain Trail building
  • July 29, Cheyenne Mtn State Park
  • July 31, N. Cheyenne Cañon
  • Aug 1, Cheyenne Mtn State Park
  • Aug 2, Elk Park Knoll (Pikes Peak)

As always, check our volunteer website at for volunteer projects. 

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