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  • Funding announced for largest neighborhood park renovation in city history

    By on March 7, 2019

    Largest Neighborhood Park Renovation in City History COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Panorama Park in the southeast area of Colorado Springs will soon receive the largest neighborhood park renovation in city history thanks in part to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will receive $350,000 to upgrade the 13.5

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  • News March 6, 2019

    By on March 6, 2019

    News March 6, 2019 Ring the Peak Trail Update Planners have been working on a route to span the 7-mile gap (as the crow flies) that remains on the southwest side of Pikes Peak. After much deliberation, there is now nearly 40 miles of trail proposed to finish the loop. Planners say this Ring the Peak segment could be a destination of its

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  • 25th Annual Starlight Spectacular

    By on February 27, 2019

    Come revel with us and celebrate “25 years of wild style” June 15th at the Starlight Spectacular night time bike ride in Colorado Springs, beginning and ending at the world-famous Garden of the Gods Park. Join 1,000 other riders flying through the starlit streets for 16, 21 or 23 miles—now with a 4-mile early kid friendly ride through the park! Put

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  • Blodgett Open Space Forest Restoration Project to begin Monday, Feb. 4

    By on February 4, 2019

    Open space visitors can expect to see and hear machinery, such as grinders, chain saws and a track chipper, between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from Feb. 4 – March 1, weather dependent. A forest restoration project will be underway for approximately one month in Blodgett Open Space. City Forestry will begin the treatment with the intent to thin the

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  • Boulder Park Meeting

    By on January 29, 2019

    Wed. Feb 6, 6:30 pm Columbia Elementary School: 835 E St Vrain St Join us for the first public meeting to discuss plans to renovate Boulder Park!  The Trails and Open Space Coalition is a fiscal sponsor of the Friends of Boulder Park and helped to form the group in 2018.  The Friends of Boulder Park are committed to improving and maintaining

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  • Connecting People to Parks

    By on January 28, 2019

    The Trails and Open Space Coalition is pleased to announce we are the recipients of a Colorado Health Foundation Grant to support TOSC’s “Connecting People to Parks” project. The Foundation is committed to improving the health of Coloradans. This project will work with neighborhood organizations and west side institutions near the Midland Trail resulting in supported bike rides that connect

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  • Parking Update for Manitou Incline

    By on January 23, 2019

    Please be advised that as of January 22, 2019 the parking lot owned by the Cog Railway is closed. The area is needed for staging equipment and materials as they begin reconstruction of the cog line. The lot will remain closed through the duration of the reconstruction of the railway, which is expected to take a couple of years. You

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  • Nature Center in Northern El Paso County

    By on January 22, 2019

    The public is invited to a community meeting to share their input and learn about the exciting plans for a potential northern El Paso County Nature Center. Please join El Paso County Staff and Altitude Land Consultants from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Black Forest Fire and Rescue Station 1 located at 11445

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  • Bear Creek Community Garden

    By on January 17, 2019

    It is already time to start thinking and planning for your garden! You can rent full-size (20 feet x 40 feet) and half-size (20 feet x 20 feet) plots at The Charmaine Nymann Community Garden. Located on two acres in Bear Creek Park, the garden consists of 104 full size plots. The garden is surrounded by a five-foot high fence with seven

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