News Oct 31, 2018
News October 31, 2018
Give! Campaign begins Nov 1st
Join us for some fun events (most of them are free entry!) and let’s celebrate!
Give! is a year-end multimedia and guerrilla marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work local nonprofits perform. This year there are 90+ nonprofits in Give!
Give! Black Lager Party
Thursday, Nov 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Ivywild School: 1604 S Cascade Ave
Help us kick off the Give! Campaign at the official Give! Black Lager Release Party. $3 from each pint of Black Lager goes to the Give! charity of your choice.
Fri, Nov 2, 5-8 pm
TwentyOne8 Gallery
218 West Colorado Ave Ste. 107
Join us for an art show featuring 20 of our local artists with their interpretation of “Summit.” Enjoy a wonderful evening full of art and auction items. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Ladies Night – Phelan Gardens
Sat. Nov 17, 3 – 7:30 pm
4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Bring your girlfriends to enjoy a night of creativity and relaxation with wine, music and refreshments. Join a class for some hands on fun.
Full Moon Hike with
Friends of Garden of the Gods
Fri. Nov 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center 1805 North 30th St
Take in spectacular views of Garden of the Gods under a full moon! Enjoy a magical self-guided walk, telescope stations and refreshments.
Do Good Drinking
at Pikes Peak Brewing
Nov 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Bikes and Brews at
Old Town Bike Shop
Dec 5, 6 – 8 pm
Karma Hour
at Bristol Brewing
Dec 18, 6 – 8 pm
Volunteer Projects
Palmer Park Work Day
Sat. Nov 3, 9:00 – 12:00 PM
Palmer Park 3600 Maizeland Rd
Traverse the park while doing some good. Volunteers are needed for picking up trash and collecting dog waste. Smaller groups will be led in performing light trail maintenance and clearing trail corridor throughout the park. You must register to participate!
Visit Guardians of Palmer Park for more information and registration.
Saturday, Nov 3
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
9:00 am Rainbow Falls Clean-up
Sunday, Nov 4
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
For more information visit our volunteer calendar
Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course Work Day
Saturday Nov 10 9:00 am
1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd
Volunteers needed to help build and maintain the skills course, so riders and their horses can practice trail riding skills. Contact information and additional volunteer opportunities.
Friends and Partner News
Last Day for Waldo Canyon Survey
If you would like to contribute to the planning process to restore the damaged forest and trails, take The Waldo Canyon planning survey, (ends October 31) click here.For more information about the project and list of upcoming public meetings, check out RE-IMAGINE WALDO CANYON.
The Goats are Back
If you decide to visit the Bear Creek Regional Park over the next week, expect to see goats everywhere! The park is currently hosting about 500 of the four-legged gardeners to help with grass maintenance, as well as naturally fertilizing, irrigating, tilling, and mulching the area.  This is the 20th year the Bear Creek Garden Association has teamed up with Goat Green. While the mature goats are working, four adorable baby goats will be welcoming visitors of all ages to interact and pet them.
The goats will be out until Sunday, November 4th.
For more information, visit Beak Creek Gardens.
Canya Cañon Nov 4
Sunday, Nov 4, 11 am
Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Rd
Come support Friends of Cheyenne Cañon’s family-friendly 5K or 5-mile Race.
Even features a newly redesigned course and Edelweiss delicious food at the finish line.
Prices go up October 31!
Bear Creek’s 4th Annual Bear Run
Sat. Nov 10, 10:00 am
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Get your bear suit and join us for thissilly 3K Fun Run & Walk Fundraiser.Embellish your costume for a chance to win great prizes in the costume contest.
Limber up with some bear yoga!
Register here. (You must be an El Paso County Parks member to register. Click here to become a member. )
Barr Trail is one of the best hikes in the country!
The Barr Trail has been named as one of the best hiking trails in the US by national lifestyle publication The Insider. “Experience the same view which inspired the words to “America the Beautiful” in Colorado.”
Report park issues to El Paso County
To report an El Paso County park facility or park maintenance issue to Parks Operations, submit an online Customer Service Request through Citizen Connect. Citizen Connect allows you to keep track of the progress of your request.
Garden of the Gods Trail Repairs
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 money was removed from other trail projects that were on the schedule to be completed later.
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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