Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Kangaroo Coffee Donation!

    By on August 28, 2018

    We are excited to announce a new partnership with our friends at Kangaroo Coffee! They’ve made a commitment to put their old logo cups to good use. For every case they move out of the warehouse, they will contribute 10% of its value to the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Their goal is to donate $1,000. They have a large

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  • COS Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo

    By on August 28, 2018

    Thursday, August 30 at Ivywild School.  5 PM – 8:30 PM Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition and a whole lot of outdoor-oriented retailers, nonprofits, events, causes and others in the gym at Ivywild School. We’ll have DJ Ron Perry providing background music all night long. This is more than just an expo. It’s a community night for the

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  • Corral Bluffs Open Space Bioblitz

    By on August 28, 2018

    Sign up for this exclusive opportunity to explore the flora, fauna, geology, and history of the Corral Bluffs Open Spacewith our Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) Park Rangers. Saturday, September 8: • STRENUOUS HIKE: 9:00-10:00 am | Activity # 11039 • MODERATE HIKE: 9:30-10:30 am | Activity # 11033 • MODERATE HIKE: 10:30-11:30 am | Activity # 11034 •

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  • Race the Ridge Mountain Bike Race

    By on August 28, 2018

    The First Annual Race the Ridge Mountain Bike Race will be September 8, 2018 with a 9a start.  Presented by Mountain Top Cycling Club, this race will be for all ages.  The starting location is at Quaker Ridge Camp, 30150 State Hwy 67, Woodland Park CO 80863. Register at:  https://www.active.com/woodland-park-co/cycling/mountain-biking-races/race-the-ridge-2018    

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  • Santa Fe Trail Section Closing Extended

    By on August 28, 2018

    The closure of a small section of the Santa Fe Trail on the Academy will be extended two additional days next month, Sept. 4-7, 2018, rather than Sept. 4-5 as originally scheduled. The section will still be closed this week, Aug. 27-31.  It will be open for the three-day Labor Day weekend. The location of the closing is near the

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  • Litter Letter project

    By on August 22, 2018

    Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project Save the Dates: Dedication: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 12PM Clean-ups: Sept. 29-30 The Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project is coming to a park near you this fall! Presented by Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) in collaboration with Fountain Creek Watershed, Creek Week, and

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  • Blodgett Open Space will get bigger!

    By on August 17, 2018

    Colorado Springs City Council, TOPS Working Committee and Parks Advisory board all approved the purchase of 3 parcels that would expand the Blodgett Open Space by 64 acres. TOPS will use open space dollars to finance the $775,000 purchase. The land, on the southeast side of Blodgett Open Space, was included in the 2014 Parks Master Plan as a candidate

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  • Bristol Karma Night

    By on August 8, 2018

    Bristol Karma Night for Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Tuesday, August 14, 6 pm – 8 pm. Bristol Brewing Company is located in the Ivywild School at 1604 S Cascade Ave. Each Tuesday night Bristol Brewing invites a local non-profit into the Pub to tell you who they are, what they stand for, and how they’re making Colorado Springs

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  • Trail Running Film Fest

    By on August 8, 2018

    Mountain Equipment Recyclers is proud to co-sponsor for the 2nd year the Trails in Motion Film Fest @ Ivywild School on Wednesday, August 15th. Stop by the MER booth for free high fives and Bristol beer recommendations. Be sure to get tickets ahead of time as it was a packed house last year!  More info and ticket info here…

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  • We Are Hiring!

    By on August 8, 2018

    The Trails and Open Space Coalition is hiring for a full-time position: Program & Event Coordinator Job Description The Trails and Open Space Coalition believes our high quality of life is directly linked to our system of trails, parks and open space.  We focus on connecting and completing trails, preserving open space and parks; and work closely with Friends Groups

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