Trails and Open Space Blog

  • Ute Valley Park Downhill Mountain Bike Trails

    By on August 16, 2019

    Ute Valley Park Downhill Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN! Located on the east side of the park, use the S Rockrimmon trailhead to access these new epic trails for skilled riders. The two downhill trails will be rated black — difficult based on trail width, grades, types of obstacles, including a 150-foot vertical drop. These trails were created per the

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  • TOSC Survey

    By on August 15, 2019

    The Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) is looking for feedback, so we can do what we do better. We want to know more about you.  What do you know about TOSC? What connections you to TOSC? Where do you go for information?  Our goal is to learn more about our audience so we can improve our messaging and gain

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  • News August 14, 2019

    By on August 14, 2019

    News August 14, 2019 TABOR Retention Proposal has been approved by City Council! More info at VoteYesforParks.com Project #2 Monument Valley Park – Lightning, Irrigation, Pavilion and Ponds If the TABOR excess revenue initiative wins a vote of the people, $1 million will be spent in Monument Valley Park. This funding would be used for maintenance and improvement projects including: two pond restorations,

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  • South Blodgett Trailhead – Now Open

    By on August 13, 2019

    A new trailhead to Blodgett Open Space NOW OPEN! The trailhead is located at the intersection of W. Woodmen Road and Blodgett Ranch Trail, with 15 parking spaces, down the short gravel driveway. It provides access to the new 64 acre expansion to the Open Space. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash to minimize wildlife disturbance. There is

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  • Road Closure in Palmer Park

    By on August 8, 2019

    Yucca Road in Palmer Park is scheduled to be closed Thursday  Aug. 8th and Friday Aug 9th, 2019 for maintenance work. This work is weather dependent, but should be completed quickly.

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  • News August 7, 2019

    By on August 7, 2019

    News August 7, 2019 TABOR Retention Resolution Antlers Park Acacia Park More info at VoteYesforParks.com TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights) requires that excess revenue be returned to taxpayers. But voters can choose to allow the government to keep the money. City Council is expected to ask voters to forgo $32 per household and use those dollars for improvement projects at local parks,

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  • Operational Changes for Spray Grounds and Fountains 2019

    By on August 5, 2019

    Operational days and hours changing for several spray grounds and fountains. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department operates four spray grounds and fountains located throughout the city. As summer winds down, the Deerfield Hills Spray Ground and the Julie Penrose Fountain will begin running on reduced days and hours beginning Aug. 12. To welcome the

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  • Trail Closure – Palmer-Mesa Trail

    By on August 5, 2019

                      Trail Closure Aug. 5th – 19th The Palmer-Mesa Trail – which runs alongside Mesa Road — will be closed for approximately two weeks to permit water-related construction work between Kissing Camels Drive and Fillmore Street. Trail users and other pedestrians are encouraged to cross Mesa Road at signal lights – at

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  • News July 31, 2019

    By on July 31, 2019

    News July 31, 2019 Trail Damage Caused by Severe Weather From El Paso County Parks: Due to the severe weather on July 29th, many trails and parks in our North District, which includes Black Forest, Fox Run and New Santa Fe Trail received damage. Please use caution when in the parks or hiking the trails. Report trail damage that needs to

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  • Incline Closure Aug 24 and 25

    By on July 25, 2019

    Incline to close during historical Pikes Peak running events this summer MANITOU SPRINGS – When runners in the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon make their way up and down the tricky switchbacks known as the “W’s” on Barr Trail, they’ll have the course largely to themselves. As in recent years, the City of Colorado Springs has agreed to close the

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