Beautiful 7 Bridges Trail has re-opened! Uphill work and bridge reconstruction had the trail closed for a week or so. The Forest Service sent us some pictures of the brand new Bridge #7, and it’s a beauty! Be sure to hike the trail and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cheyenne Cañon in the autumn. Directions and Info about 7 Bridges Trail.
2D Trail Repairs Update
Colorado Springs Parks is finishing up repairs on eight critical trails. Voters supported the $2.1 million expenditure when they voted yes on 2D last year.
Planned repairs on Sand Creek, the Pikes Peak Greenway and Skyline Trail are completed.
Palmer Mesa is under construction and could be finished by the middle of November.
Rock Island is under contract and will be completed before the end of the year.
Work gets underway on Shooks Run next week.
Homestead and Sinton projects are out for bid and the work will be completed early in January.
Parks tell us that some of the projects are costing two to four times more than expected, because of unexpected increases in materials costs. We won’t get as many miles of repairs as we had hoped, but there will be major repairs on all eight trails. Parks is doing as much as they can with the money available.
Join thousands of Waldos and Wendas in downtown Colorado Springs this October 22 for the Waldo Waldo 5K, a family-friendly walk and fun run fundraiser. Registration comes with a “Where’s Waldo” costume kit and the money raised supports the Trails and Open Space Coalition and RMFI. Register at this link.
Artist talk with Michelle McMahan at the library, followed by an art viewing at G44 Gallery. Finish up atSovereignty Wines for a wine tasting.
Tickets held at the door, but you must sign up ahead of time to reserve a spot, 633-6278.
Renew North Nevada Community Workshop #3
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 North Nevada Avenue.
People who attend the third Renew North Nevada Avenue community workshop will be asked to review and respond to plan concepts, or “what if” scenarios, for the corridor. A final community workshop to review recommended plan alternatives is on December 8.
The City of Colorado Springs is conducting a community involvement process to create a plan that will result in continued investment in the North Nevada Avenue corridor.
The long-awaited plan to improve the section of Colorado and Manitou Avenues between 31st Street and the Hwy 24 interchange is finally getting closer to action. When completed, this re-design will connect a critical missing link of the Midland Trail, with the addition of a pedestrian bridge and under-road connections.