News Nov 28, 2018

News November 28, 2018
Jones Park Community Meeting
Please contact El Paso County Parks 520-7529 for additional information.
Thur. Nov 29, 6:30 pm
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Learn about and discuss the development of Jones Park at the community meeting. Jones Park is 1,200 acre site located west of Colorado Springs within the Bear Creek Watershed.The meeting will consist of an overview of the master plan process and residents will have the opportunity to provide input on proposed Jones Park improvements.
Palmer Park Work Day
Sat. Dec 1, 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 or Click here to register.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Need something “Colorado” for that out-of-state Friend? All profits at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Gift Shop go right back into maintaining the Garden. While you are there, check out the trail improvements on Gateway and Foothill Trails!
Need something for that hard to shop for school teacher? Buy a Red Rock Bar from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Trails and Open Space Coalition. So, support trail advocacy and stewardship by enjoying some sweets.
Find great deals on outdoor gear at Mountain Equip Recyclers (MER). Plus, donate your old lightly used items to raise money for Trails and Open Space Coalition. Since opening in 2010 MER has donated $290,000 to local non-profits!
Spend your dollars locally and support the places and organizations committed to making our community great!
Do your shopping at and Amazon will donate to Trails and Open Space Coalition!
Upcoming Events
Bike CO Springs Fall Social
Thurs. Nov 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
3104 N Nevada Ave unit 100
Come to Tap Traders to show your support for our bike friendly city! The Bike Colorado Springs leadership team will be there to chat about improvements made over the past year linking neighborhoods to trails, and plans to make the community safer for bicyclists.
TwentyOne8 Gallery
Open Wed. – Friday, 10:00 – 3:00 pm
218 W. Colorado Ave
If you missed the “Summit” art show reception, there is still time to check out this unique exhibit of local artists.Stop by TwentyOne8 Gallery to peruse the artwork and support our community. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Show ends Nov 30th.
Visit for more information about the gallery.
Sat. Dec 1 10:00 – 4:00 pm
5225 E Platte Ave
Celebrate the 3rd annual Global Fat Bike Day hosted by the City of Colorado Springs and Bike Colorado Springs! Explore Sand Creek’s new access points and trail extension. Don’t have a fat bike? No problem, demo bikes will be available courtesy of Borealis Fat Bikes.
Give! Campaign
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!
Bikes and Brews
Wed. Dec 5, 6:00 – 8:30
426 South Tejon Street
Come out to the Old Town Bike Shop for a night of entertainment, treats and fun. Learn about and support a few organizations that are helping to make our community a better place. Donate $10 to ALL 5 non-profits (Trails and Open Space Coalition, Kids on Bikes, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Millibo Art Theatre and the Council of Neighborhoods and Organizations) for entry into a drawing for great prizes.
Tour de Lights
Sun. Dec 9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
3103 W Colorado Ave
Deck the halls and your bike for the 1st Annual Tour de Lights! Bike Colorado Springs is partnering with Trails End Taproom to put on this fun, pedal-powered and festively-lit event. Best decorated bike(s) and helmet will win prizes.
While you are there, don’t forget to vote for Trails and Open Space to receive funds for Trails End’s Give! Great Outdoors Challenge.
Karma Hour at Bristol Brewing
Tues. Dec 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
1604 S. Cascade Ave
Gather at the Bristol Pub for a pint, and support the good work that’s being done in our community. $1 from every pint sold goes to the Trails and Open Space Coalition.  Doing good never tasted better!
Visit Bristol Brewing to learn more about Karma Hour.
Trails End – Give! Great Outdoors Challenge
Trails End Taproom will donate 5% of all sales throughout November and December to the Great Outdoors Give! nonprofits. So pour yourself a craft beer at the only self-pour taproom in Colorado Springs and vote to support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Give! Black Lager
Any time you purchase a Black Lager at Bristol Brewing or Old Chicago, now through December, $3 from each pint sold goes to the Give! charity of your choice. Vote for Trails and Open Space Coalition to help us raise money for local parks and trails.
Trail Updates
Foothills Trail gets concrete through Rock Ledge Ranch
The Foothills trail through Rock Ledge Ranch is getting updated!
Colorado Springs City Council approved shifting Trails, Parks and Open Space (TOPS) Trails dollars to the Foothills and Gateway Trails in Garden of the Gods for the repairs.
Sand Creek Stormwater Project
The Sand Creek Trail has been extended and now has the first-ever Navigable Drop Structures in Colorado Springs! The City’s Water Resources Engineering Division is introducing Complete Creeks as a way to bring educational and recreational components into the design of stormwater infrastructure projects.
Visit the City of Colorado Springs for more information about the project.

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