Be a part of the first public meeting for Waldo Canyon! The “Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon” project seeks to develop a set of recommendations for Waldo Canyon that balances the vision of the community with protection of the resource. The public is invited to help in considering new opportunities for outdoor recreation, access, safety, and trail connectivity.
Cheers to Bristol Pub for supporting our parks, trails and open spaces! Bristol will be donating $1 per pint sold between 6:00 and 8:00 to the Trails and Open Space Coalition. So come in, buy a pint, and chat with TOSC.
Join us in celebrating those who ride all year round with Winter Bike to Work Day. Visit Kids on Bikes at the PopCycle Bridge–Beacon St. and Van Buren–or visit Bike Colorado Springs and the Trails and Open Space Coalition at the Sustainacenter: 702 E. Boulder St, to get some breakfast on the way into work.Click here to sign up!
Join Bristol in supporting our friends at Corral Bluffs Alliance. $1 for every pint sold will be donated to help maintain, preserve and protect Jimmy Camp Creek and Corral Bluffs Open Space. So come in, buy a pint, and support the good work that’s being done in our community.
El Paso County Nature Centers Volunteer Orientation
Sat. Jan 26, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
245 Bear Creek Road
Attend this orientation session to learn more about becoming a volunteer with El Paso County Nature Centers – an engaging and rewarding experience! Applicants must be 18 or older. Link to Volunteer Application.
Join local expert hiker and landscape photographer Bob Falcone “Hiking Bob” at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center for a photography class. Bob will share his tips and secrets to taking great outdoor pictures during the winter months.
Visit Fountain Creek Nature Center to learn about the phases of the moon from a naturalist. The adventure will start with an indoor discussion, followed by a guided hike on an easy moonlit trail. Be ready to test your nocturnal animal knowledge along the way!
Join the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to learn about lunar eclipses. Experience this unique event which will include the opportunity to have views of the Moon and other celestial objects through binoculars and high powered telescopes. FREE, no reservations required.
Take part in the City Center Series featuring nationally renowned experts in urbanism, innovation, placemaking and design. The first speaker is Gabe Klein, former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington, D.C. Departments of Transportation. In this lively multimedia presentation, Klein expands on the themes of his book START-UP CITY: a manifesto on how cities can get meaningful projects done quickly by bridging the public-private divide and bringing start-up energy to the public sector.
Whether your job requires the training, you work with youth or you just want to get certified; these classes at the Bear Creek Nature Center will proved the information you need to assistance with a cardiac or breathing emergency, or basic First Aid. Upon successful completion, participants will receive certification through the American Red Cross. Must be 16 years old or older, and pre-registration is required.
Join PikeRide in celebrating its six-month anniversary. Come race PikeRide bikes on the inside loop at Olympic Training Center Velodrome! Also check out the track racing clinic, food trucks, and beverages.
Come to the Bear Creek Nature Center for a presentation on photographing the stars and the Milky Way given by photographer Mike Pach. Discussion will include tips, techniques and recommended camera gear for capturing images of the night sky.
Be a part of the of the first public open house to discuss plans to renovate Boulder Park. The Park and Rec department has established a timeline to begin the process of renovating the park; including three public open houses for citizens to give input, which will culminate into a master plan.
Visit Regal Interquest Stadium 14 & RPX for a special viewing of sports and fitness documentary The Bikes of Wrath. Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honor of the westward migration undertaken by ‘The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary series filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.
The city parks master plan identified 150 miles of trail, but the trails budget doesn’t have enough money to cover all the projects waiting to be finished. Some of the projects that made the cut for the 2019 to do list include: planning for Jones Park and Waldo Canyon; trail improvements to the northern end of the Legacy Loop, and Cottonwood Creek Trail connection. New signage will ensure that users have a better idea of where they are while exploring some of our parks, trails and open spaces.
Due to construction delays, the opening of the Falcon and Fountain dog parks has been pushed back to March 2019.
Falcon Regional Park will have an 8-acre large dog park and a 2-acre small dog park along Eastonville Road. The park will have 3,030 feet of trail with some benches and parking for 40 cars. Preview of Falcon Dog Park on our website.
Fountain Creek Regional Park will also be constructing a dog park. It will be three acres and include a new 1600-foot trail plus a new parking lot for 22 cars.