Work has begun in Garden of the Gods Park on the Foothills Trail and the Gateway Trail. Crews will work to realign part of the Gateway Trail from 30th Street into the park, providing a more accessible pathway. A new pedestrian bridge will also be constructed over Camp Creek. The Foothills Trail, which runs parallel to 30th Street near Rock Ledge Ranch, will be relocated and improved in order to eliminate conflict with the overflow parking lot at Rock Ledge Ranch.
Watch for closures and detours.
Celebrate National Public Lands Day Sat, Sept 22 with some trail work
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.
Outdoor community comes together with fellowship and fun
Trails and Open Space Coalition donors, members, partners, staff and board gathered at the Harvey House on the Catalyst Campus to share an evening of fun and fellowship. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and adult beverages, while chatting with friends and our partners about the latest in trails and parks news. Award winners (pictured below) were called out for exceptional service to parks, trails and open space. Read more.
Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates
Liz Enas Volunteer Extraordinaire
Kangaroo Coffee partners with TOSC for trails!
We are excited to announce a new partnership with our friends at Kangaroo Coffee! They’re donating to trails every time someone buys a drink served in one of their old logo cups. Their goal is to donate $1,000. More info here.
Three locations: 720 S 8th Street, 434 W Fillmore St, and 3670 New Center Point.
Help finish the Dixon Trail!
Sat, Oct 6, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Join RMFI and the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park for a day of trail construction to finish and touch up the final trail segments to complete the long-awaited Dixon Trail! The Dixon Trail will connect the trail system of Cheyenne Mountain State Park at the foot of the mountain and the brand new Top of the Mountain (TOM) Trail.
City Council seeks volunteers for Planning Commission
A nine-member body appointed by City Council to review various land use development applications and legislative initiatives. Some land use applications are decided by the City Planning Commission, while others proceed to City Council for final approval. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends and Partner News
Motorless morning in Garden of the Gods Sun, Oct 7
Garden of the Gods Park will be closed to motor vehicles from 5 am – 12 pm. As always, the park will remain free and open to the public and all park rules and regulations will be in effect.
Access to the park is being provided for all, including designated parking for persons with disabilities and a shuttle from the parking lot to the central Garden.
Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa for Bear Creek
Benefit for Bear Creek Nature Center
Sat, Oct 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center
FREE family-friendly event!
Live music by Thunder and Rain, games,
crafts, face painting, petting zoo, and a variety of local vendors, including food trucks, coffee, jams & jellies, aromatherapy, and a walk-in clothing boutique. Great fun for all ages. Beer and wine by donation to the Nature Centers.
The Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale
Sat, October 20
The 2018 Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale is the final year of the Waldo costume theme! If you have friends and family who have “always wanted to do it” let them know it’s now or never! Come celebrate seven awesome years and let’s make this the best one ever.
Thousands of Waldos and Wendas will take to the streets in downtown Colorado Springs, Sat, Oct 20. Waldo Waldo is the region’s most popular untimed 5K walk and fun run. Local exhibitors, music, and food trucks all add to the fun. The money raised benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration.