The City receives $35,000 grant in support of the Legacy Loop project
Project is one of six in the country to receive Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2017 Doppelt Fund Grants
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced the recipients of its 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants. The Legacy Loop is one of six projects selected from a field of 215 applications nationwide.
The funds will be used to complete Phase 1 of the Legacy Loop, a comprehensive multi-use trail project that will improve connectivity and accessibility for over 120,000 families living within two miles of the project in Colorado Springs. Additional information about the Legacy Loop can be found on the City’s website at ColoradoSprings.gov/legacyloop.
About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation’s largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines. RTC has field offices in Florida, Ohio, California and Pennsylvania. Connect with RTC at railstotrails.org and @railstotrails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Legacy Loop
The Legacy Loop is an approximately 10-mile trail, park and recreation loop around downtown Colorado Springs defined by the Pikes Peak Greenway on the west and south, the Shooks Run trail on the east and the Rock Island Corridor to the north. It is a way to connect, create, and protect our community value, inspired by the legacy and vision of Colorado Springs’ founder General William Jackson Palmer. Palmer’s dream was of a vibrant, livable city where the essential functions of mobility and access are linked to our parks, open space and trails.