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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.