News July 10, 2019

News July 10, 2019
Upcoming Events
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Colorado Springs Trails Expo
Sat. July 13,10:00 –  3:00 pm
REI: 1376 E Woodmen Rd
The Trails and Open Space Coalition and REI invite you to join us for food and drink, drawings and games, and meet local trail advocates from over 15 local organizations that are working in parks and on trails.
Have you wondered how trails get built? Are you passionate about our parks? The Trails Group Expo is the perfect place to learn about how you can help with trail projects across the Pikes Peak region, and have some fun!
Check out for more info.
Sat. July 27, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave
You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Sustain-a-Fest! Come celebrate “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and family friendly activities. FREE ADMISSION.
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Free concerts in Bear Creek Park
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the summer nights. All concerts are Wed, 6-8 pm in Bear Creek Park. For more information or call 719-520-6977.
Gallop in the Garden – Free Weekly 5K Fun Run
Thurs, July 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Join the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center for an evening jaunt in the Garden. Each week a route will be mapped out for participants to run, walk or jog through the Park and Rock Ledge Ranch. Earn great prizes for completing 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 runs!
More info on Facebook.
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Mueller State Park July hikes and programs
Mueller State Park offers hikes and programs for all ages throughout the month of July. A few of the many hikes they offer:
Thur, Jul 11-Hike Cahill Loop at 9am
Sat, Jul 13-Hike Peak View at 8am
Sun, Jul 14-Bird Walk with Aiken Audubon at 7:00 am.
Cheyenne Mtn State Park July Naturalist Programs
Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers Naturalist Programs & more throughout the month of July.
A few of the walks offered are:
July 16-Full Moon Photo Workshop 7-9 pm ($25 fee and registration)
Jul 17,Jul 31-Wildflower Walk 9am
July 24-Senior Stroll 9:00 am
Click here for a complete list and more information.
Musical Monday Concerts
Mon. July 16, 7:00 pm
Lawn West of the Fine Art Center
Mesa Rd & W. Cache La Paudre St
Join the Friends of Monument Valley Park for the free musical Mondays concert series! Come early to enjoy Witty Pork’s Street Truck with sandwiches, pizza and ice cream. Check out Triggered–Classic to modern rock.
Visit for more details.
Austin Bluffs Open Space
Master Plan Public Meeting #2
Tuesday July 16, 6pm – 8pm
Rocky Mountain Calvary Church
4285 N Academy Blvd
This Master Plan will cover the interconnected group of open spaces including Pulpit Rock Park, University Park Open Space, and the smaller “fingers” within the University Park and Campus Commons neighborhoods.
Public Meeting for Downtown Stadium
Wednesday, July 17, 5:30 – 7 pm. (presentation at 6 p.m.)
Centennial Hall auditorium 200 S. Cascade Ave.
See plans for the proposed City for Champions outdoor sports venue at the CityGate property.
Adventure Day-Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Sat, Aug 3rd, 9:00am-1:30pm
410 JL Ranch Heights Rd
Limekiln Trailhead
Bring family and friends for a day of fun. Activities include: Outdoor Games, .22 Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Birding, Wildlife Watching, Fishing, and more!
More info on our blog  or call 719-576-2016
Do you love biking AND beer??
Ride your bike to Bristol Brewing between noon and 4pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019. You’ll enjoy a discounted pint while learning about Colorado’s most precious resource: water – and why it’s so important for making great beer!
Volunteer Projects
Check out our Volunteer Calendar for details about community projects and how to connect with one or several of our amazing friends groups that help keep our incredible parks, trails and open spaces accessible and beautiful.
Friends of the Peak
Thurs, July 11, 8:00 – 2:00 pm
Sat, July 13, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Trail Maintenance
Thurs, July 11, 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
410 JL Ranch Heights Rd
Contact for more info
Thurs, July 11, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
739 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI)
Barr Trail maintenance
Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course
Sat, July 13, 9 am
Bear Creek Park, service drive near 1040 S 8th St.
Manitou CATS
Sat, July 13, 8 am – 1 pm
Friends of Monument Valley Park
Sat, July 13, 9 am – noon
Stormwater Enterprise Division
Sat, July 20, 9 am – noon
Colorado Mountain Club
Sat, July 20, 8:30 am – 3 pm
Public Land News
A huge ranch near Trinidad could become Colorado’s next state park.
The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land purchased the 30-square-mile Crazy French Ranch this year. While it may or may not become a state park, plans are underway to open the land to the public. The partnership “will mix recreation and conservation in what could become a model for park development, creating a roadmap for nonprofits and states seeking to grow outdoor recreation economies while preserving natural landscapes.” Read the story in the Colorado Sun.
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