Trails and Open Space Blog

  • 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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  • News July 24, 2019

    By on July 24, 2019

    News July 24, 2019 Foothills Trail Closure A section of Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, will close temporarily from July 29 – Aug. 26 due to utility work that is part of a flood mitigation project underway in the northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park. Info and map

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  • News July 17, 2019

    By on July 24, 2019

    News July 17, 2019 Construction begins at Bancroft Park Tuesday, June 16, crews started construction on Bancroft Park, located in the heart of Old Colorado City. The project will expand and enhance the plaza space, remove the existing picnic pavilion, add a new restroom facility, provide a new playground and beautify the park’s green space. During construction, there will be no

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  • News July 10, 2019

    By on July 24, 2019

    News July 10, 2019 Upcoming Events Colorado Springs Trails Expo Sat. July 13,10:00 –  3:00 pm REI: 1376 E Woodmen Rd The Trails and Open Space Coalition and REI invite you to join us for food and drink, drawings and games, and meet local trail advocates from over 15 local organizations that are working in parks and on trails. Have you wondered how trails

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  • News July 3, 2019

    By on July 24, 2019

    News July 3, 2019 Legacy Loop Improvements A stretch of trail adjacent to and north of the Legacy Loop plaza was recently paved to the delight of cyclists and runners. Some fencing will be added over the next few weeks to improve safety. At that time the trail will officially open. Thanks to the Parks Dept for another great improvement to

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  • GoCoSprings Mobile App Malfunction

    By on July 23, 2019

    From a City Press Release dated July 22, 2019: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  The City’s GoCoSprings App, which provides an efficient way for residents to report issues such as potholes and downed trees, began to malfunction in April, delaying the receipt of more than 2,000 resident reports. The delayed reports were for several different departments including non-emergency reports to CSPD,

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  • New AFA Center–trails and TOPS.

    By on July 23, 2019

    There are questions about the proposed new Visitors Center at the Air Force Academy.  Will it close or alter the Santa Fe Trail in any way? We’ve been told the answer is no. The existing parking lot/trailhead off Northgate will see changes but the trail alignment will remain the same. A positive outcome is that the TOPS program will benefit

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  • Panorama Park Master Plan approved

    By on July 16, 2019

    After a year and a half of community engagement involving many different groups in SE Colorado Springs, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board voted unanimously to approve the Panorama Park Master Plan. Panorama Park is a 13.5 acre park located in Southeast Colorado Springs adjacent to Panorama Middle School. It will soon receive the largest neighborhood park renovation

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