News August 2, 2018
North Cheyenne Cañon: Seven Bridges Damage
Update on conditions at North Cheyenne Cañon Park::
  • Seven Bridges trail has reportedly lost the first bridge. People are getting across using stepping stones.
  • Mid Columbine has a warning sign about standing water, debris, and ice. A boulder did come down in front of a hiker.
  • Cutler has no sign but has scree run-off, ruts, etc.
Please take care if you go on any of the trails.
Raspberry Mountain Member Adventure August 11
Sat, August 11, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Located west of Monument and south of Palmer Lake, Raspberry Mountain is a broad, wide peak next to Mt. Herman. It suffers an identity crisis, sharing the exact same name of a peak near Divide in Teller County.
This hike is a four-mile round trip. Raspberry Mountain’s elevation and heavy tree cover makes it a nice hike on hot summer days, and the lower portions are ripe for really great wildflower viewing in early summer. Sign up here.
Please volunteer for the Trails and Open Space Coalition at the ADT races!
We could really use your help at our big end-of-summer event: The American Discovery Trail Races.
  • Sunday, September 2, 2 – 3:30 pm–help TOSC staff load tables, chairs and tents into a truck, carpool to America the Beautiful Park and unload.
  • Monday, September 3, 1 pm – 2:30 pm–meet at America the Beautiful and load the same stuff into the truck, unload at our storage. Reply to this email for more info or to sign up for either of these dates.
  • We also need volunteers for the race itself on Monday, Sept 3, with various times and duties–see more info here.
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
Thurs, Aug 2–Seven Bridges Trail
Saturday August 4–
  • Barr Trail
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space
  • Roswell Reach Cleanup
Sunday, August 5th–North Slope Recreation Area
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!!
Re-Scheduled Musical Monday Aug 6, Monument Valley Park
Tribe Concert Rescheduled (Blues, Reggae & R&B)
Mon, Aug 6th – 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Note: Earlier start time! Bring a blanket and a picnic to the lawn west of the Fine Arts Center, Mesa Rd and Cache La Poudre St. Sandwiches, pizza and ice cream available for sale.
Raise a glass for the Goats!
Tuesday, Aug 7, 5 – 9 pm
Goat Patch Brewing
Goat Patch has a regular “Bleating Hearts” nigh fundraiser for nonprofits, but this time they are helping raise money for REAL GOATS! $1 from each pint of beer sold will go to the Bear Creek Garden Association to bring the weed-eating goats back in the fall for their 20th year grazing in Bear Creek Park.
Goats in Bear Creek Park
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 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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