News July 30, 2014


  • Friends of Monument Valley Park Aug 6.
  • COS Parks Master Plan comment period until July 31st.
  • TOSC hosts public meeting on Ute Valley Park Master Plan Aug 14.
  • GOCO Listening Tour meeting Aug 14.
  • Volunteers needed Sept 1.
  • Monument Preserve Cleanup Aug 10.
  • 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 30, 2014
Friends of Monument Valley Park Fundraiser.
Dinner and show at Navajo Hogan Aug 6.
Join Friends of Monument Valley Park for a musical evening featuring “The Bad Boys of Country Music,” at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan on Wednesday, August 6. All proceeds from the show, and 20% of food and drinks purchases will go to the Friends. Doors open at 5:30 pm, so come for dinner, stay for the show at 7 pm!
Aug 6 event poster
City Parks Master Plan comment period extended.
Public comment period open until July 31st.
Please give your comments on the City Parks Master Plan draft.
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.
Public Input sought on Ute Valley Park Addition.
Aug 14th meeting at TOSC about new parcel master plan.
Ute Valley bikerAugust 14th gives you two opportunities to voice your opinions about the future of open spaces in our area. First up, TOSC will host a meeting to talk about the Ute Valley Park Master Plan, which is being updated to include plans for the new HP property addition. You’ll have a chance to share your vision for the expanded park and hear how others feel about what should and should not be included in the plan.What: Ute Valley Park Master Plan Public MeetingWhen: August 14, 5:30 pmWhere: TOSC office, 1040 S. 8th St., Suite 101.
GOCO wants your input; RSVP today!
Listening Tour meeting August 14 in Colorado Springs.
GOCO tourIf your interests lie with open spaces across the state, here is another opportunity to voice your opinions. GOCO (Great Outdoors Colorado) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces all over the state. GOCO will host a public forum in Colorado Springs on August 14, and you are invited to be part of the process to help set GOCO’s priorities for the next five years.
What: “Listening Tour” for GOCO
When: August 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Deerfield Hills Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road.
On the question that asks “Where did you hear about the meeting?” Please put Trails and Open Space Coalition! Thanks.
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.
Aug 10 Mount Herman Road Trash Pickup.
Community Cleanup in memory of Devin Seifert.
Monument Preserve
Work continues to clean up the Monument Preserve. Here’s the next event:

Sunday, August 10, 2014 Mount Herman Road Trash Pickup

In memory of Devin J Seifert. Devin’s family and friends want to invite the
community to join them Sunday August 10th to honor Devin and help pick up the trash on Mount Herman Road. Meet at 9am at Dirty Woman Park. Info and signup on the web at, or on Facebook ““. This effort is partnered with the US Forest Service, Friends of Monument Preserve, and many local businesses donating food, materials, dumpsters, and help.

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 31, N. Cheyenne Cañon
  • Aug 1, Cheyenne Mtn State Park
  • Aug 2, Devil’s Playground
  • Aug 6, Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Aug 6, Ute Valley Park

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

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