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  • 2017 Annual Member Celebration September 13

    By on September 15, 2017

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  • Stormwater fee on the Ballot in November

    By on September 6, 2017

    This November, Colorado Springs voters will be asked to allow city council to reinstate the stormwater fee. The TOSC Board of Directors has voted to support this proposal because it aligns with our mission of preserving parks and open space, and creating a network of trails and bikeways in our region.

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  • Grant gives $10K to local dog park

    By on September 6, 2017

    The Cheyenne Meadows Puppy Park Pals is a group of local residents celebrating the recent award of a $10,000 grant from Pet Safe’s Bark for Your Park program. The local group formed three years ago through a grassroots effort to enhance the dog park at Cheyenne Meadows Park. Cheyenne Meadows Park is located at 3868 Glenmeadow Drive, southeast of Highway

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  • Bear Creek Update Sept 2017

    By on September 6, 2017

    Work continues within the Bear Creek watershed.  A Forest Service crew will focus primarily on the new section of Captain Jacks that was built on the north side of Kineo this spring.  They will work to refine drainage and improve the long term sustainability of the trail.  They will also narrow up the newly built west end that runs predominately

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  • New closure Fountain Creek Trail

    By on September 6, 2017

    Fountain Creek Regional Trail Closure ~ September 15, 2017 – November 15, 2017 The Fountain Creek Regional Trail will be closed for approximately two months at the Fort Carson railroad spur, near the Al Kaly Mule Train Farm. Due to heavy construction activities, site restrictions, and the nature of work, no trail detour will be available. Please respect all trail

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  • Barr Trail Closure Sept 3-4, 2017

    By on September 1, 2017

    Sept 1, 2017–From the City of Colorado Springs: Attention hikers! There will be additional closures to the Manitou Incline and connections to Barr Trail over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 – 4, to allow for a helicopter to deliver construction materials. The trail will remain closed at the base of the Incline and the bailout area to Barr Trail.

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  • Bridges open, Greenway closure Sept 5

    By on September 1, 2017

    On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the pedestrian bridges over Upper Fountain Creek and Monument Creek, just south of America The Beautiful Park, will open. The paved section of Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will close on that day for approximately one month. The gravel section will be open. Although the bridges are open, there is work that needs to be completed on the

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  • Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park

    By on August 31, 2017

    The Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park is getting a much needed shade shelter thanks to the hard work of the Cheyenne Meadows Puppy Park Pals and a $10,000 grant from Pet Safe’s Bark for Your Park! https://goo.gl/fWiHVs  

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  • Ute Valley Park Bioblitz Sept 15

    By on August 30, 2017

    Fri. September 15th, 2017 – 03:30pm to Sat. September 16th, 2017 – 01:30pm Ute Valley Park — All events will begin at the new parking lot off of Rockrimmon Blvd. Turn at the Hewlett Packard sign and proceed until you reach the round-about. Hikes, workshops, talks and exploring make this a great opportunity for the public to learn more about water, flowers,

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  • Strawberry Hill Master Plan Sept 12

    By on August 30, 2017

    Strawberry Hill Master Plan Public Meeting 3  Focus on Multi-Purpose Sustainable Trails Information provided by NES, Inc, the consultants working on the Strawberry Hill Master Plan and Public Process. Third in a series of public meetings for the Strawberry Hill Master Plan  Date:   Tuesday, September 12 Time:   5 to 7 p.m. Location:  Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road.

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