Trails and Open Space Blog

  • FAQs on the Broadmoor Land Exchange

    By on March 2, 2016

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Broadmoor Land Exchange Proposal Trails and Open Space Coalition We do not speak for the City or the Broadmoor in these FAQs. These are our responses. Why transfer public property into Private ownership? The transfer of Strawberry Hills into private ownership is part of a large transaction that includes the transfer from private to City

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  • Parks-Broadmoor Land Exchange

    By on February 10, 2016

    New information presented on the Land Exchange. Statements from the Broadmoor rep during the Parks Advisory Board meeting: Strawberry Hills would not be fenced. Any trails created would allow public access. Deed restrictions would guarantee preservation. Broadmoor began talking to the City about an exchange after being approached by a recreation development company to buy Incline and Barr Trail properties owned by the Broadmoor.

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  • Statement about the Broadmoor Land Exchange

    By on February 10, 2016

    From the Executive Director: We want to be very clear: TOSC has not taken a position on the proposed land exchange involving Colorado Springs and the Broadmoor. As we see it, the proposal is still unfolding. What does the Broadmoor really want with the Strawberry Fields property? A horse stable and trails for guests and members of the public? Or

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  • Ring the Peak wins State “16 in 2016” designation

    By on January 20, 2016

    Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the state’s highest priority trail projects as part of Colorado the Beautiful’s “16 in 2016” initiative highlighted in his State of the State address last week. Ring the Peak Trail, a collaborative project with the Trails and Open Space Coalition, Friends of the Peak, the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and other local governments.

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  • Fountain Creek Master Plan Jan 27

    By on January 20, 2016

    El Paso County Parks invites the public to attend the first Fountain Creek Regional Park Master Plan meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center.

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  • EPC Parks Board votes fines for off-leash dogs

    By on January 19, 2016

    El Paso County Parks Advisory Board voted unanimously at their last meeting to support fining dog owners whose dogs are off leash in county parks.

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  • Holiday Event at Soiree Dec 20

    By on December 16, 2015

    Have you checked out Springs’ awesome Event Center yet? Here’s your chance!  Invite your friends. Our friends at Soiree, and our supporters Nard and Sheary are having a holiday event! CELEBRATE the “Wrapping Up” of the “Road Trips” Two-Person Exhibition at Soirée Event Center. This Sunday, December 20th, 2 – 5p, 1003 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. You are invited to join

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  • Your Eyes Needed in our Parks

    By on December 16, 2015

    You can help keep your parks and trails in good shape.

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  • New Parks, Trails and Recreation Map from Pocket Pals

    By on December 16, 2015

    Pocket Pals Trail Maps has just released a new map containing all of the parks, open spaces, trails and recreational areas throughout the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs metro area.

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  • Bear Creek Update Dec 2015

    By on December 1, 2015

    Latest news on the USFS plan for the Bear Creek watershed.

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