What do you think is most important in the City budget? The City of Colorado Springs has launched a short online survey to determine residents’ top priorities for City funding in 2016. Please take the seven-question survey that asks residents what programs, services and investments matter most to them.
We encourage our public to speak to the importance of open space, parks and trails in our city.
Call for registration volunteers, 8-11 pm, June 20 (Sat). Registration volunteers help by giving out tee shirts and forms for people to sign up the night of the ride. We encourage costumes, but they aren’t necessary. We’ll work from 8 to about 11. If you’d like to help contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOSC Members-Only Adventure June 27–Mt. Muscoco!
Saturday, June 27 (Sat), 9 am.
At 8,020 feet, Mt. Muscoco is the highest point in the City Parks system, with unobstructed views of Cheyenne Cañon and the surrounding peaks. We will hike the newly-rerouted trail to the top–there are steep sections, and it’s all uphill, but it’s definitely worth it! You should be in good shape and used to sustained uphill hiking to enjoy this hike. It is approximately 3.5 miles round trip.
This is a Members-only event. Please do not sign up if you are not a current TOSC member. If you would like to become a member, please go to http://trailsandopenspaces.org/ and select “Join TOSC.”
For questions about your membership status, please email us or call 719.633.6884.
Manitou Springs Parks, Open Space Trails (POST) Master Plan
Give input!! Host a meeting, fill a survey, send pictures. More info: POST website.
Thurs, June 18, 4:30-7pm Public Open House for Shooks Run Corridor
North Middle School
612 E Yampa St.
Join a Citizen-involved, collaborative decision-making process to identify issues, challenges and opportunities for Shooks Run.
Trails 4 Teens at Florissant Fossil Beds
Teens hike all 14 miles of the trails at Florissant Fossil Beds–swag & prizes.
2015 Member Adventures and EventsAll hike dates are on Saturdays, and in the morning, unless otherwise noted. Remember, these adventures and events are for TOSC Members only. Become a member athttp://trailsandopenspaces.org ; select “Join TOSC.”
June 27-Mt. Muscoco hike, Cheyenne CañonWe hiked Mt. Muscoco last year, and it was amazing-the highest point in any Colorado Springs City Park, and views forever. This is a challenging hike, with lots of vertical gain, and totally worth the effort!July 25-Ute Valley Park hikeUte Valley Park is a popular place for both hiking and biking with many sandstone cliffs and mesas. The National Trails Day Project on June 6 built new trail in the new 200-acres section previously owned by HP. We will hike the new portion of the park, see the changes that have been made and find out about what’s coming up next.August 25-Mt. Kineo hike, Cheyenne CañonThis is a gem of a trail, with lots of scenic beauty, that is very seldom hiked. This is a challenging hike with significant vertical gain. September 26-Fountain Creek Regional Park “Creek Week” hike and cleanup eventWe’ll hike the Fountain Creek Regional Trail and visit the Nature Center (recently renovated and expanded).After our short hike, we’ll join in the waterway cleanup with the Fountain Creek Watershed team.
PARTY-Save the Date-Annual Members Celebration October 22 (Thursday) 6-8 p.m.We are looking forward to treating you to a fun evening out, to sharing our vision for 2016 and thanking you for your support. Let’s celebrate together! This is a free Members’ event.