News Sept 3, 2014

  • County to ask to retain $ for Parks.
  • Ute Pass Trail grand opening Sept 6.
  • Partners in Parks Sept 6.
  • Dixon Trail Work Days Sept 13, 15, 25.
  • Zombie Run Sept 27 Fox Run Park.
  • 3rd Annual Waldo Waldo Oct 26.
  • Save the Date-Sept 23-Ute Valley Park meeting.
  • 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.

County to ask voters to retain $ for Parks
Surplus tax revenue to be earmarked for Parks and Trails.
El Paso County Commissioners voted unanimously to place “Tabor Surplus for Parks” on the November ballot to allow them to spend $2 million on parks and trails.
Tabor has a formula that limits increases in tax revenue. When that increase is above a certain level, counties and cities are required by law to refund the money, unless taxpayers agree to allow its use. In this case, the refund would be $8.41 per taxpayer, which would show up as a credit on property tax statements.
County commissioners are asking voters to allow them to spend that $2,044,758 surplus on county parks and trail projects. For a list of proposed projects see our website.
Ute Pass Regional Trail Grand Opening
Reserve seats now on EPC shuttle Sept 6th.
El Paso County  will conduct a grand opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of construction of a 3-mile segment of the Ute Pass Regional Trail from Manitou Springs to Longs Ranch Road  on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:30 am. Access will be limited to El Paso County shuttles. RSVP is required.Email for more information or to reserve a seat on a shuttle.
Partners in Parks Sept 6
Friends Groups invited to celebrate, collaborate
Take a morning hike then Join the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, TOSC, and the City Parks and Recreation Department as we celebrate our partners who make a difference in our regional open spaces and parks.  Meet different Friends groups and partners, get updates on local trails, and learn how you can get involved in local stewardship projects.  This informal gathering runs from 11-2.  Meet at the far southern end of parking area at the Hwy 24 entrance to Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Top of Cheyenne Mtn work days.
Dixon Trail September 13, 15, 25.

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El Paso County benefit for emergency preparedness.
Zombie Run September 27.
The 2014 Zombie Run is Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs. First run begins at 10 a.m. with multiple heats to follow. The course meanders through the Fox Run Regional Park trails. The race is a 3K with the option of an additional 2K zombie-free loop in the middle of the course.
More information and registration
3rd Annual Waldo Waldo October 26th.
Benefits LOCAL trails and restoration efforts.
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Save the Date–Sept 23–for Ute Valley Park.
Public Master Plan Meeting Eagleview School.
Upcoming Volunteer Projects 
Save the dates

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

  • Sept 3, Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Sept 3, Ute Valley Park
  • Sept 5, Waldo Canyon Fire Restoration
  • Sept 6, Incline/Bar Trail Work Day
  • Sept 6, Palmer Park Work Day
  • Sept 6, Garden of the Gods
  • Sept 6, Intemann Trail Work Day

As always, check our volunteer website for volunteer projects. 

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