Project #4 Cottonwood Creek Park – Artificial Fields
The athletic fields at Cottonwood Creek Park are extremely popular. Serving the high demand of users in northern neighborhoods is not easy. But TABOR funds could help fix that. Converting three baseball fields from grass to artificial turf would save water, reduce maintenance costs and increase field availability.
It is time for the American Discovery Trail (ADT) Marathon! Run the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k. ADT offers an incredible point to point marathon course with a gradual decline from Palmer Lake to America the Beautiful Park. After race festivities include Jersey Mike’s Subs, Marco’s Pizza, Bristol beer, and more. Proceeds benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Pikes Peak Road Runners!
Want to help out with the Race? Cheer on 500+ runners and hand out water at an aid station, show up early for race set up, or come late to hand out food, hang out at the beer garden or finish line! Sign up to be a part of the fun, contact Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org.
A BIG Thank You to all our Volunteers!
Foothills Trail Closure Extended
The Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 13. The trail was originally scheduled to reopen Monday, but the flood mitigation project is not yet complete.
Join us for a community cruise through Southeast Colorado Springs! We will be riding 2.4 Miles to Wildflower and back along the Sand Creek Trail. Celebrate finishing the ride with Popsicles and snacks.
Meet at Camper Services for a 1.5 mile hike with your well behaved pup! Learn more about how domestic K-9s relate to the wild animals at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Participates will receive a Bark Ranger bandanna. 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝟕𝟏𝟗-𝟓𝟕𝟔-𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟔 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭!
Explore the health benefits of the outdoors and how Colorado Springs can build relationships between health, healthcare and the outdoors to capitalize on its history and identity as a healthy community. Each session will include a keynote speaker highlighting aspects of the relationships between health, healthcare and the outdoors followed by a panel discussion. Session 1: Role of the Outdoors in Shaping a Healthier Colorado Springs with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lee Newman, Director, Center for Health, Work & the Environment.
Visit Bear Creek Nature Center to watch beekeepers harvest honey from hives! This is your chance to see bees in action in their observation hive, and learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators. Activities, crafts, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase. $1 per person donation suggested.
Take on the list of “100 Things to do Before You’re 12.” If you have not already started this bucket list, that is ok, you’re never too old to do these activities! Play a round of capture the flag, learn to press flowers, make mud pies, roast marshmallows over the fire, imitate bird calls, and much more.
Join park rangers at Red Rock Canyon Open Space for this FREE experiential-focused introduction to painting – no experience required, all materials will be provided. Park rangers will briefly introduce basic tips and techniques, followed by 90+ minutes of time for painting.
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.