Trails and Open Space Coalition honored with a “Spirit of the Springs” Award at TOPS 20th Anniversary Party
Board and staff of the Trails and Open Space Coalition presented with the “Spirit of the Springs” award by Mayor John Suthers.
Board and staff of the Trails and Open Space Coalition were surprised and honored by a “Spirit of the Springs” award July 26th at the 20th Anniversary celebration for the TOPS program.
“Spirit of the Springs Awards are presented to individuals or organizations who have significantly and positively impacted our community. The Trails and Open Space Coalition has provided significant advocacy support for our parks system, which creates incredible benefits to our residents in terms of quality of life and economic impact.” Karen Palus, Director, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.
Donate NOW to help “Fund Your Park”!
The Fountain Creek Nature Center needs your help to install an interactive exhibit in 2017 entitled “Fountain Creek is the Pathway of History.” The exhibit project won a national competition to be on the crowdfunding site for the National Recreation and Park Association.
Take a 2-minute survey about Red Rock Canyon Open Space
The City is looking for your input on access, parking, and the possibility of putting a pedestrian overpass over Highway 24 at Ridge Road. Answer the questions by referring to your last visit to Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
August 26–Ute Valley Park Member Adventure, Saturday, August 26th, 8 am – 10:30 am, free to current members of the Trails and Open Space Coalition. The Friends of Ute Valley Park have exciting new trails to share with our Members-the new East Ridge and Ridge Line Trails are complete and they are beautiful!
Sept 30–Ring the Peak Member Adventure, Saturday, September 30th, 1 pm – 4 pm, free to current members of the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Join us for a very special Members-only fall color hike at the peak of aspen viewing season. with photography advice!
Sign up now for the American Discovery Trail Races!
Labor Day, Sept 4, 2017
Join over 1,000 runners competing in the 2017 American Discovery Trail Races:
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.
Supported by the National Forest Foundation’s statewide “Find Your Fourteener” campaign, spend a fun volunteer weekend making several critical improvements to the Devil’s Playground Trail on America’s Mountain. Group camp kitchen, all meals, and camp beverages provided by RMFI and the Colorado Mountain Club! More info and registration here.
Volunteer for the Colorado Classic!
From August 10 to 13, starting in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, a world-class and international field of professional cyclists will race through the front range, starting Aug 10 in Colorado Springs. Volunteers are needed for Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic in various positions on race day and in some cases, before race day. As a thank you, The Sports Corp is offering Stage 1 volunteers free tickets to the August 18 Switchbacks FC home game.
To get tickets, email a copy of you volunteer confirmation, and number of tickets (up to 2) to email@example.com by Friday, August 11.
There will be a brief presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. People are encouraged to drop by any time before or after the presentation to view displays and visit with project team members. More info here.
Please help create the Master Plan for North Cheyenne Cañon by attending these community workshops:
Tuesday, Sept 19
Tuesday, Oct 17
Wednesday, Dec 13
Thursday, Jan 25
All workshops will begin at 6pm at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road.
Help the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park fund the completion of the Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, and run a challenging race with gorgeous views!
The 2017 race distance will be at least 10 miles and will increase each year as the trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain is completed. When the trail is completed, this race will provide runners with a new challenging trail race that will be 12-13 miles long with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. More info and registration.
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!