News July 4, 2018

News July 4, 2018
Burn bans in effect across the region
Outdoor burn bans are in effect in Colorado SpringsEl Paso County,MonumentFountainManitou Springs, and all of Teller County.
Stage Two fire restrictions in effect for the Pike National Forest.
(Click on the links for the rules in your area).
Fire conditions are critical! Private fireworks are illegal. Please, be careful and watchful to protect our lands and our homes.
Public fireworks displays are on at Memorial Park and SkySox Stadium in Colorado Springs, and the Riverwalk in Pueblo. Fireworks have been cancelled in Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park.
Save the dates–PlanCOS meetings
PlanCOS, the Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, is now in draft form ready for your input. View it now at: Deadline for comments is Aug 6th.
Bike to Work Day Awards Party
Monday July 9, 5:30 – 7 pm,
Trails End Taproom, 3103 W ColoJoin us for a celebration and awards presentation for Bike to Work Day. Enjoy a diverse array of beverages and available food offerings. The Mayor will join us for a brief awards presentation at 6 pm.
Volunteer Projects
Manitou Trail CATS
Volunteer Workday
Bear Creek Park
Sunday, July 8, 8 am
Bear Creek Park is one of the most used parks in El Paso County and it needs some love.
Help with general trail maintenance, area clean up, tread repair, improving water drainage features and corridor clearing. If you have time, please join the after-party for a complimentary beer or beverage at a local Manitou Tavern.
Thursday, July 5
8 am Woodmen Valley Open Space
Wednesday, July 11
Ute Valley Park
Details and more projects on our Open Space Volunteers website.
Friends and Partner News
Summer concerts in the park
Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment in Bear Creek Park. All concerts are free.
  • July 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Swing Connection
  • August 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • August 8, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. New Horizons All In Jazz
  • August 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m Triple Play Quartet
  • August 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m USAF Academy Band Falconaires and Alumni Band.
For more information, call 520‐6977, or visit
Dewey’s Backpack
Summer Family Fun
Fun, FREE and Engaging Experience for your kids this Summer–Stop by the Utilities’ Conservation & Environmental Center to experience Dewey’s Backpack. Have free fun with Dewey while learning about water and energy.
Mon – Fri, 8 am–5 pm
Info, 719-668-8232.
Join us for a Celebration of County Parks. Enjoy Food, Drinks and Fun! Drop in to meet the dedicated Friends Groups and Staff. See what’s new in your local Parks.
North Region Aug 166-8 pm, Pikes Peak Brewing
South Region Aug 306-8 pm, Fountain Creek Nature Center
Central Region Sept 136-8 pm, Bear Creek Nature Ctr
East Region Sept 306-8 pm, JAK’s Brewing
America the Beautiful Park
Photo by Jeremy Van Hoy
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is excited to announce the 6th Annual Discover Colorado Springs Calendar. Share the beauty of our parks, trails, and open spaces. Photos must be submitted by the photographer, who must be the owner of the submitted photo. The deadline for photo submissions is September 25, 2018See the city site for more information and guidelines.
Trails and Open Space Coalition | 719-633-6884| |
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