News May 27, 2015


NEWS MAY 27, 2015

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Colorado Springs City Council approved $5M in emergency funding to start work on flood repairs to parks and public works. $1M of that was for parks. We are grateful for the quick action by the City to get work started while waiting for disaster relief funds.

Red Rock Canyon OS remains closed.

Be alert for hazards on the trails!
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space, including Section 16 trailhead
  • Pikes Peak Greenway–south of Nevada to El Pomar.
  • Midland Trail near 25th St.
  • Foothills Trail near Glen Eyrie
  • Fountain Creek Regional Trail–three closures
  • Ute Pass Regional Trail (portion)
  • Rainbow Falls

For more specific locations and more photos, visit our website.


Volunteers are urgently needed Thurs, May 28to help El Paso County Parks fill and place sand bags on the Rock Island Trail. The job involves some lifting, bending and shoveling.

Meet at 10 am at EPC Public Service building, 3255 Akers Drive. Call Adam Baker for more information and to sign up, 719-495-0765.
New prize for Starlight giveaway–call for volunteers.

Comment to win.
Comment on the picture of Starlight Sponsor Colorado Springs Bike Shop on our Facebook page, and be entered in a drawing for a bike jersey, value $55.
Buy a bike, ride the Starlight.
Buy a bicycle at any of our Sponsoring Bike Shops in May, get a coupon for 50% off a Starlight Spectacular entry.
Earlybird Reagistration ends June 7–sign up now before prices go up!

News of Note

Colorado Springs Bike Master Plan Meetings
June 3 Library 21C
June 4 SE YMCA
Attend one of two final workshops on the COS Bike Master Plan, which will set the vision for the year 2025.
Bike to Work Day, 6/24
Wed, Jun 246:30-8:30 am
Five locations: Downtown, Memorial Park
Three YMCAs: Jetwing, Montebello, Briargate.
Breakfast, prizes, demos, lots of fun!


Jazz Concerts in 
Bear Creek Park
June 3, 17, 27
Jazz Concerts throughout the summer sponsored by El Paso County Parks and partners. More information and full schedule  at this link.

Manitou Springs
Parks, Open Space Trails (POST) Master Plan
Give input!! Host a meeting, fill a survey, send pictures.
More info: POST website.

Sat, June 6, 8 am-noon
Trail Work Day at
Ute Valley Park
Help with trail restoration and rerouting. 16 years+ Meet at Eagleview School.
Register at the city volunteer website.

Manitou Springs Shuttle
Free May 17- Sept 12
Ride the shuttle this summer from the free parking lot to anywhere in Manitou, and
all the way to the Incline!

VOLUNTEER EVENTS –sign up now!
Be aware that all the rain we’ve been having could cause cancellations. Check with the sponsoring organizations for up-to-date information.
May 30 (Sat)
7:30am Dixon Trail Chey Mtn State Park
7:30am Barr Trail
7:30am Mt Muscoco trail work
8am Fox Run Dog Park trail construction
8:30am Garden of the Gods Restoration
May 31 (Sun)
7:30 am Dixon Trail
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Sunshare Community Solar has only 20 spots left!

Interested in supporting cleaner air and community solar energy in Colorado Springs? Sunshare’s community solar garden only has 20 spots left! RSVP at 303.296.0919or to attend an info session (all sessions 6 – 7 pm):
June 2 (Tues), Bristol Brewing at Ivywild
June 3 (Wed), UCCS
June 11 (Thurs), Poor Richard’s

More info at

Trails and Open Space Coalition
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