News Wednesday May 27, 2020




Honoring Memorial Day

TOSC staff celebrated the Memorial Day weekend in some of our favorite parks and trails and shares these photos with you. We are mindful of the beauty and freedoms we are privileged to enjoy because of the sacrifices made by so many.

Nancy Lewis Park

Palmer Lake

Mt Chautauqua

Palmer Park

Memorial Park


Cottonwood Trail Update

Our city does and continues to move forward doing good work! TOSC is here to shine a bit of light on the “good stuff” we see in our city, like the connectivity Cottonwood Creek Trail provides. This footpath now travels from the westside of I-25 to the east side of Powers (with only one street crossing)! We are excited for all the new opportunities this kind of trail connectivity brings to our community.


Legacy Loop Update


Check out the newest addition to the Legacy Loop! Protected bike lanes have been constructed at Shooks Run & Fountain Blvd.

Red Rock Canyon

Construction began yesterday, May 26, to add 45 spaces to the main parking lot of Red Rock Canyon Open Space at Highway 24. The project also includes the creation of a new trailhead with 17 additional parking spaces along 26th Street, slightly north of Gold Camp Road. The open space will remain open throughout construction, but about half of the parking lot will be closed for approximately two weeks. If the parking lots are at capacity, please find another place to recreate that day. Your patience will be repaid when you come back and find more parking than ever before. Weather depending, the entire project is expected to be completed in early July!

Get Out spread out

Looking for a park or trail that has fewer people? TOSC is here to help, check out Get Out Spread Out. Help keep our community healthy, please wear a mask and follow physical distancing guidelines while recreating outdoors. Do your part protect your friends and neighbors.
We are all in this together.



Black Forest Regional Park is on the corner of Shoup Rd. and Milam Rd. With 3 parking lots, this 385 acre park offers 8 miles of trail. The playground and pavilions are currently closed, but this park is definitely worth a visit with fairly wide rolling trails. Wear sunscreen and bring water. Enjoy!


The Crews Gulch Trail is a beautiful 5.2 mile round trip, easily accessed from the lightly used John Ceresa Memorial Park, located right along the Fountain Creek Regional Trail. This neighborhood trail climbs gently up and takes you to the Widefield Community Park which has a wonderful disc golf course, multiple smooth trail options and access to the creek way flowing through the center. The trail ends (turnaround point) at Fontaine Blvd and Fountain Mesa and the Bluestem Prairie Open Space is just down the road about .5 miles.



While The “Central Garden” may be too crowded to allow social distancing, this little-known trail provides views and solitude. Explore the Southeast edge of the park on the Niobrara Trail.

Trails and Open Space Coalition

I’m a member of TOSC because on the trail is my happy place. And I think it is important to protect and maintain our outdoor resources. -Sharie

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