Carnegie Reading Room, Downtown Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade Ave.
Residents are invited to attend a Public Information Session to learn about the Colorado Springs Bicycle Master Plan and to provide critical input.
The purpose of the Plan is to establish a vision and roadmap for how Colorado Springs can provide a level of bike infrastructure across the entire city that accommodates the range of users who want/need to bicycle. The ultimate goals of the plan are safety, integration, accessibility and inclusivity for people on bikes.
State lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase funding for state parks and wildlife management. The Trails and Open Space Advocacy Committee voted to support the change.
House Bill 1321 would allow the Parks and Wildlife Commission to increase fees for users. Fees are their only source of funding, and have not increased since 2010. “Stable funding for parks” continues to be a priority for TOSC. We encourage you to let your state representative know that you support Bill 1321.
Access between Shooks Run Trail and Pikes Peak Avenue is closed. Trail traffic is being detoured onto Bijou and Kiowa to maintain access. This is for the safety of all users, as there is intensive construction happening east of Corona. We anticipate the closure will be in place for the next 3 weeks
In combination with the Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center, celebrate the environment at Rock Ledge Ranch on this free day! Historic homes will be open, as well as the Blacksmith Shop and General Store. Bring a picnic and come have a great time while supporting the Ranch!
Sustain-a-Fest Sat, April 22 11 am – 4 pm
Mid Shooks Run Park & Sustainacenter
702-704 E Boulder St
Sustainability demonstrations, live music, food trucks, Sustainacenter tours and family fun activities. Ride or walk on the Legacy Loop to the festival and enjoy the festival with family and friends!
Great American Cleanup
Pikes Peak Partners
Sat, April 22, 9 am
Site coordinators will host volunteer check-in sites beginning at 9 am at over 20 locations. Youth under 16 must be supervised by an adult. Register at www.gacppp.com.
Cheyenne Cañon Cleanup
Sat, April 22, 9 am – 12 pm
Join the Friends of Cheyenne Canon for a trail clean-up day throughout the canon.
Sat, April 22, 8:30 am Garden of the Gods workday. Volunteers will complete trail maintenance and restoration projects. This is moderate to strenuous work and requires some heavy lifting.
Cheyenne Cañon Cleanup
Sat, April 22, 9 am.
Join Friends of Cheyenne Canon for a trail clean-up day throughout the canon. Lunch will be provided for volunteers at 11:30am. For additional information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-505-4709.
Fountain Creek Nature Center Jr Docents
New volunteer opportunity for mature and dependable teens 14-17 who are outgoing, want to develop public speaking skills & learn about nature. Four 3-hour shifts during the summer. Required training Thurs, May 256-8:00 p.m.
Join over 1,000 runners competing in the 2017 American Discovery Trail Races Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Kids 1K. The scenic course along paved and dirt trails is about as fast and flat as you can find in Colorado. All proceeds directly benefit local trails and local non-profits dedicated to trail stewardship and community running events in Colorado Springs.
Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2017
America the Beautiful Park
Marathon will start at Palmer Lake and finish at America the Beautiful Park.
Boston marathon qualified point-to-point course through the United States Air Force Academy.
The half marathon, 10K, and Kids Races will start and finish at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs.
The Trails and Open Space Coalition Celebrates 30 years!
Donate now–your donation helps preserve open space and parks.
Thanks to those of you who have generously renewed your membership AND added $30 as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was 1987 when a group of community leaders came together to form the Pikes Peak Trails Association to see that land was set aside, trails were built and connected.
We come to you each spring asking you to renew your annual membership. If you just joined us last fall, renew when it’s most convenient for you. We’re glad to have you! By sending out membership letters all at once, we save on staff time and postage. Thank you!