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  • Parties for Parks!

    By on August 7, 2018

    Join us for a Celebration of County Parks.  Enjoy Food, Drinks and Fun!  Drop in to meet the dedicated Friends Groups and Staff.  See what’s new in your local Parks. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! August 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Pikes Peak Brewing North Region: Fox Run Regional Park, Fox Run Dog Park, Black Forest Regional Park, Elephant Rock Open

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  • Happy Birthday National Trails System!

    By on July 24, 2018

    If you are someone who can spend hours looking at camping gear and hiking boots, you would love the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Since its move from Utah to Colorado, non-profits like TOSC have the opportunity to meet with outdoor retailers, explain our mission, explore partnerships and take useful classes in topics like trails and sustainability. This year marks the

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  • North Cheyenne Cañon Closure

    By on July 24, 2018

    North Cheyenne Cañon Park was closed Monday, July 23rd due to heavy rain, flooding and rock slides. As of Tuesday, July 24th, the park has been re-opened, with the exception of Mid Columbine Trail. Mid Columbine remains closed due to unstable land and rock/scree slides.

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  • Cerberus Fundraiser for Taylor Donner

    By on July 24, 2018

    This Saturday, July 28, from 11a-11p, Cerberus will be donating a dollar from every house-made beer purchased to their Assistant Brewer, Taylor. Cerberus will also match that amount at the end of the day. Taylor has worked on both batches of the Indy IPA that benefits TOSC.  Last week, Taylor was in an accident causing serious injuries. Let’s support those who

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  • Brews for Crews and Friends

    By on July 18, 2018

    You are invited this August to Trails End Taproom for conversations with members of our outdoor recreational community. Friends of Red Rock Canyon (FoRRC), Friends of The Peak (FOTP) and Manitou Trail CATS are hosting short talks and Q & A discussions of issues about our open space and trails. Trails End Tap Room, the first self-pour taproom in Colorado

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  • Openings for TOPS Working Committee

    By on July 17, 2018

    The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) Working Committee. Committee members work together to guide our City in acquisition, stewardship, development and preservation of Trails, Parks, and Open Space. Monthly meetings are the first Wednesday at 7:30am.  Property tours are the third Wednesday at 3p, as needed. Apply online

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  • Avoid Using Social Trails

    By on July 17, 2018

    Great advice from the Friends of Ute Valley Park, a committee of the Trails and Open Space Coalition: Please avoid using social trails! A social trail is defined as an informal, non-designated trail between two locations. Social trails often result in trampling stresses to sensitive vegetation types. They may also be known as rogue trails. As the definition implies creating and using

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  • Volunteer for American Discovery Trail Races

    By on July 17, 2018

    Here is your opportunity to volunteer at a big end-of-summer event: The American Discovery Trail Races on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3!  Volunteer are needed for all aspects of the race from packet pickup (Sunday, Sept. 1) to helping at water stations and even the fun job of passing out medals to those happy and deserving finishers. All race proceeds

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  • Star Party

    By on July 17, 2018

    There will be a Star Party at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center on July 25, 830p-10p.  The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will bring telescopes for night sky viewing, and volunteer astronomers will be available to answer questions and help you to understand the night sky. Free and all ages are welcome.  This is a weather dependent, outdoor

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  • Kane Ranch Open Space Hike

    By on July 17, 2018

    Please join us as we preview a new open space that El Paso County Parks will be developing! Learn the history and hike Kane Ranch Open Space before it is open to the public. July 28, 9a-12p.  Limited parking; Car pooling is highly recommended.  Free for TOSC and El Paso County Parks Nature Center Members. $3 per non member. Pre-registration

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