News September 18, 2019


News September 18, 2019
YES on 2B – TABOR Retention Projects
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#7 Panorama Park – Master Plan Implementation
One of the city’s most exciting projects is Panorama Park. The southeastern community has re-envisioned the 13.5-acre park and crafted a master plan to transform the park into a neighborhood asset in an under-served area of Colorado Springs. Plans include an adventure trail, a new playground, multi-use ball courts, sports fields, all ages fitness area, a water spray feature, a community gathering space and more. This will be the largest park renovation in city history!
Bott Park Paint Party
Sat. Sept 21, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Bott Park 815 S 26th St
Help us spruce up Bott Park. We are partnering with Organization of Westside Neighbors to host this amazing party to re-paint the basketball court in Bott Park! There will be free food, games & live music.
Upcoming Events
Trails and Open Space Coalition Member Party
Wed. Sept 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
555 East Pikes Peak Ave
We want to thank all of our amazing members, business friends and community partners for supporting TOSC! Come enjoy appetizers, drinks, delicious desserts and door prizes. We hope you will join us to celebrate some wonderful accomplishments in our community.
TOSC Members Only
Fall Colors Photography Hike
Sat. Sept. 28 7:00 – 1:00 pm
Ring the Peak Trail
Are you ready for fall? Join TOSC for a fantastic leaf peeking hike at the end of September. Join us for a mild to moderate 4-mile hike to check out the fall colors. Plus get practical tips on how to take great photos from local expert photographer and hiker “Hiking Bob” Falcone.
Creek Week Clean-Up
Mon. Sept 30, 9:00 – 1:00 pm
5035 Balsam St
Be part of the largest watershed clean-up in the state of Colorado! Help TOSC clean up the creek by the Homestead Trail. Get outdoors, get active, and create some good for your community and those living downstream.
View other Creek Week Crews. If you can’t participate, please donate!
Friends and Partner News
Nectar of the Gods Beer Release
Thur. Sept 19, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
2845 Ore Mill Rd Ste 1
Fossil is at it again! This time they teamed up with the Garden of the Gods Foundation and Friends of Garden of the Gods to brew a Prickly Pear Sour. Come enjoy a delicious sour beer in support of our friends and the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park.
Sounds of the Night Walk
Fri. Sept 20, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Learn about animals that thrive at night and train your ears to listen for the sounds of these stealthy critters. We will discuss different sounds and learn what they mean. This program is intended for ages 7 and up. Program is free but a parks pass is required.
Mon. Sept 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The fall equinox marks the end of summer, and beginning of fall, when day and night are of equal length. Join Colorado Springs Astronomical Society for an evening stroll through Garden of the Gods to learn more about the equinox and take a look at the autumn night sky using a telescope. Reservations required.
Downtown Historic Parks Survey
The City wants to make sure our historic downtown parks continue to provide recreation, relaxation and more for locals and visitors. Acacia, Antlers and Alamo Square Parks are the focus of a new master plan process. Please share your ideas on how to improve these parks by taking this survey.
More info at
Becoming Bear Aware
Sat. Sept 28, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
245 Bear Creek Rd
Learn to live in peace with our bear-y hungry neighbors. Visit Bear Creek Nature Center for an interactive discussion and short hike to discover fun facts about bears, look for the clues they leave behind, and learn how you can help to create a community that is safe for humans and bears. Prepaid registration required.
National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Sat. Oct 5, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Fox Run Regional Park
Join El Paso County Parks for National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! All ages are welcome to participate in guided trail rides, trail etiquette talks, and more. Riders need to bring their own bike and must wear a helmet.
Motorless Morning
Sun. Oct 6, 6:00 – 12:00 pm
Garden of the Gods 1805 N 30th St
Come experience Mortorless Morning in Garden of the Gods! Enjoy a quite morning in the Garden without any vehicles. Hike, bike, run, jog or walk to and through the Park.
The State of Health and Wellness in Colorado Springs
Thur. Oct 10, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Penrose House Garden Pavilion 1661 Mesa Ave
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 community.
For more information and to register, please visit
The Cheyenne Mountain Run
Sat. Oct 12, 9:00 & 9:30 am
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Don’t miss The Cheyenne Mountain Run. The only trail race to the top of Cheyenne Mountain and back! All profits go towards building and maintaining the trails in Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
For more race info and registration visit
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 Ute Valley Park
Wed. Sept 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
1648 Pinon Park Dr
Trail Maintenance
410 JL Ranch Heights Rd
Contact for more info.
Friends of the Peak
Thur. Sept 19, 8:00– 2:30 pm
Sat. Sept 21, 8:00 – 3:30 pm
Monument Valley Park
Thur. Sept 19, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
205 W Fontanero St.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI)
Sat. Sept 21 – Sun. Sept 22
Friends of Stratton Open Space
Sat. Sept 21, 8:00 – 11:30 am
1789 La Veta Way
Friends of Cheyenne Cañon
Sat. Sept 28, 8:30 – 12:00 pm
1789 La Veta Way
Concrete Couch and Urban Singletrack Project
Tue. Sept 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
1100 S Royer St
TOSC encourages you to support local business partners and TOPS by shopping locally. If you shop online, will provide a small donation to Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Do you love our local parks or trails?
Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition! We advocate for the parks, trails and open space in the Pikes Peak Region.


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