Colorado Springs City Council has approved shifting Trails, Parks and Open Space (TOPS) Trails dollars to the Foothills and Gateway Trails in Garden of the Gods. The staff proposal was unanimously supported by the TOPS Working Committee and CS Parks Advisory Board. The funding will pave and complete the Foothills Trail that runs along the eastern edge of the Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot. It will also realign a portion of the Gateway Trail that parallels Gateway Road to make it ADA compliant.
The money was removed from three trail projects that have been stalled as a result of land acquisition/trail easement issues on the Sinton, Chamberlain and Sand Creek Trails. Right now, there isn’t enough money to do trail repairs on all five project. Parks Staff have assured us that those projects will resume and money allocated for their completion when the land issues have been resolved.