Trails and Open Space Blog

  • “Ghouls and Stools” Oct 27

    By on October 16, 2018

    Saturday, Oct 27, 9 am – 12 noon Bear Creek Dog Park Bring your favorite pooper scooper to help clean up Bear Creek Dog Park! The event organizers will supply you with plastic gloves, buckets and bags. Have fun with the treasure hunt and costume contest, while you help keep dog waste out of our water. For more information, contact

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  • El Paso County Citizen Connect

    By on October 15, 2018

    To report an El Paso County park facility or park maintenance issue to Parks Operations, you can submit an online Customer Service Request through our Citizen Connect process. Citizen Connect will allow you to keep track of the progress of your request. Trail damage or hazards Park or facility cleanup Animal & Wildlife issues Park mowing requests Park facilities damage or maintenance Park signage damage or maintenance

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  • Water Station Volunteers Needed!

    By on October 10, 2018

    Help staff the route water stations for the 2018 Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale on Saturday October 20, 8:30a to 12p. This is the final year of the Waldo costume theme.  One location is at Bingo Burger (Tejon and Kiowa).  The other hydration station is located at Wooglin’s Deli (Tejon and Cache la Poudre).  All those thirsty Waldos and Wendas will

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  • Ring the Peach Pale Ale Tapping

    By on October 10, 2018

    The Trails and Open Space Coalition team spent a day with brewer/owner Josh Mater at Fossil Craft Beer to brew a collaboration pale ale that will benefit our nonprofit! We’ll be tapping it at 5:30 pm on Wednesday October 17th, and we’re going to make it a party! Food, games, and of course, great Fossil beer on tap will supply

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  • Garden of the Gods Trailwork

    By on September 26, 2018

    Work has begun on the Foothills and Gateway Trails in Garden of the Gods Park.  Crews will realign part of the Gateway Trail from 30th Street into the park, providing a more accessible pathway.  A new pedestrian bridge will also be constructed over Camp Creek.  the Foothills Trail, which runs parallel to 30th Street near Rock Ledge Ranch, will be

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  • Volunteer to Serve on Planning Commission

    By on September 26, 2018

    The City of Colorado Springs City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the City Planning Commission.  This is a nine-member body appointed by City Council to review various land use development applications and legislative initiatives. Some land use applications are decided by the City Planning Commission, while others proceed to City Council for final approval. The planning Commission meets informally

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  • Fall Harvest Festival Benefit for Bear Creek Nature Center

    By on September 26, 2018

    The Fall Harvest Festival Benefit for Bear Creek Nature Center will be held at the Gold Hill Mesa Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11:00a-3:00p.  The community center is located at 142 S. Raven Mine Drive. This family-friendly event will feature live music by Thunder and Rain, games, crafts, face painting, petting zoo, and a variety of local vendors,

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  • Re-Imagine Waldo Canyon

    By on September 26, 2018

    The Waldo Canyon planning process is about to begin, a little over six years after fire damaged most of the forest and a good portion of the trail. A new website provides links to the public survey and upcoming public meetings: http://waldocanyonplanning.com Before the devastating fire, the Waldo Canyon Trail was one of the most popular Forest Service trails in

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  • Bicycle Friendly Driver Class

    By on September 26, 2018

    Bike Colorado Springs is excited to be partnering with our statewide bicycle advocacy organization, Bicycle Colorado, to bring the Bicycle Friendly Driver class to Colorado Springs. The first class is Thursday, October 11.  6:00p-7:30p at the COS Sustainacenter, 704 E. Boulder Street, 80903.  Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/PnFQQ8uyaB52. Seating is limited to 25, so register early at: https://goo.gl/forms/TrzFveScwMiLHpZe2 More info can be found

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  • Motorless Morning

    By on September 26, 2018

    Join us Oct. 7 for Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park! All normal park rules and regulations will apply, but from 5 a.m.-noon, visitors can roam the park in a vehicle-free environment. Everyone is welcome to join this fun, free event that provides a truly unique way to experience this amazing city park. For more details, including information

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