News July 25, 2018
North Cheyenne Cañon Closure
North Cheyenne Cañon Park was closed Monday, July 23rd due to heavy rain, flooding and rock slides. As of Tuesday, July 24th, the park has been re-opened, with the exception of Mid Columbine Trail, which remains closed due to unstable land and rock/scree slides.
Kane Ranch Open Space Hike–almost full!
Sat, July 28, 9 am – 12 pm
Kane Ranch Open Space isn’t yet open to the public, but you can join El Paso County Parks and the Trails and Open Space Coalition for a guided preview hike. FREE for TOSC and EPC Nature Center Members, $3 for non-members. Very limited space left; registration required. Call 719-520-6977.
Cerberus fundraiser
for Taylor Donner
This Saturday, July 28, from 11a-11p, Cerberus will be donating a dollar from every house-made beer purchased to their Assistant Brewer, Taylor, who was seriously injured in an accident. Cerberus will also match that amount at the end of the day. Taylor has worked on both batches of the Indy IPA that benefits TOSCFacebook Event.
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.
Volunteer Projects
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Friday, July 27–Barr Trail
Saturday, July 28–Pikes Peak Summit Transplanting
Sunday, July 29–Barr Trail
Wednesday, Aug 1–Ute Valley Park
Thurs, Aug 2–Seven Bridges Trail
Saturday August 4
  • Barr Trails
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space
  • Roswell Reach Cleanup
Please help at the ADT Races!
We could really use your help at our big end-of-summer event: The American Discovery Trail Races on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3! We need volunteers for all aspects of the race from packet pickup (Sunday, Sept. 1) to helping at water stations and even the fun job of passing out medals to those happy and deserving finishers.
Sign up with your volunteer interest here!
Save the Date for National Public Lands Day Sept 22
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Saturday, Sept 22, 8 am-noon
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer service project! Come work alongside City of Colorado Springs staff to restore and close an illegal trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Friends and Partner News
2018 Tour de SRAM
Please join SRAM for their annual fundraising event to benefit World Bicycle Relief!
$10 entry at the door – includes FREE Beer from three (3) local breweries.
• Live and silent auctions
• Live Music, Food Trucks, Local Beer
• Family fun & bike course for kids!!
Brews for Crews and Friends
You are invited this August to Trails End Taproom, 3103 W Colorado Ave, for dialogs with members of our outdoor recreational community.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon (FoRRC)Friends of The Peak (FOTP) and Manitou Trail CATS are hosting short talks and Q & A discussions of issues about our open space and trails.Trails End Tap Room, the first self-pour taproom in Colorado Springs, has generously offered to donate all tips in the month of August to support the work of FOTP and FoRRC.
Go to our blog for a complete list of discussion topics and dates.
Summer Concerts in Bear Creek 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.
  • 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.
Parties for Parks
Join us for a Celebration of El Paso 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
Photo Contest
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.
Give back to trails and parks.
Support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
We speak for the parks, trails and open spaces we all love and want to protect. Won’t you help us?
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