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  • Winter Bike to Work Day

    By on January 16, 2019

    Fri. Feb 8, 7:00 – 9:00 am Join us in celebrating those who ride all year round with Winter Bike to Work Day. Visit Kids on Bikes at the PopCycle Bridge–Beacon St. and Van Buren–or visit Bike Colorado Springs and the Trails and Open Space Coalition at the Sustainacenter: 702 E. Boulder St, to get some breakfast on the way

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  • Karma Night

    By on January 16, 2019

    Tues. Jan 29, 5:00 – 9:00 pm Bristol Brewing Company: 1604 S Cascade Ave Cheers to Bristol Pub for supporting our parks, trails and open spaces! Bristol will be donating $1 per pint sold between 6:00 and 8:00 to the Trails and Open Space Coalition. So come in, buy a pint, and learn about the good work that’s being done in

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  • El Paso County Parks – What’s New for 2019

    By on December 26, 2018

    Two new county dog parks will open by the end of January 2019. Falcon Regional Park is constructing an 8-acre large dog park and a 2-acre small dog park along Eastonville Road. The park will include benches along a 3,030’ trail with parking for 40 cars. The second, smaller dog park will be in Fountain Creek Regional Park. It will

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  • 2018 Garden of the Gods Full Moon Hike

    By on November 13, 2018

    Please join us Friday 11/23/18 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for a magical walk in Garden of the Gods under a full moon! Follow a marked course through the Park, lit by the full moon! Telescopes will be set up along the way for moon viewing from the Colorado Astronomical Society. The new Bean Sprouts Café will be open

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  • The Give! Campaign

    By on November 5, 2018

    Give! is a year-end multimedia and guerrilla marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work local nonprofits perform. This year there are 90+ nonprofits in Give! Your donate helps Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) to create and connect trails, conserve open space and parks, and ensure that our natural places are cared for.  Your donations

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  • Bear Run 3K Nov 10

    By on October 24, 2018

    Bear Run 2018 November 10th @ 10:00 a.m. Join Bear Creek Nature Center for our 4th Annual Bear Run! This is a family-friendly 3k fun run & walk. All new runners get a bear suit to keep and wear during the run. Returning runners can dust off their bear suit from previous Bear Runs and register at a discounted rate.

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  • “Ghouls and Stools” Oct 27

    By on October 16, 2018

    Saturday, Oct 27, 9 am – 12 noon Bear Creek Dog Park Bring your favorite pooper scooper to help clean up Bear Creek Dog Park! The event organizers will supply you with plastic gloves, buckets and bags. Have fun with the treasure hunt and costume contest, while you help keep dog waste out of our water. For more information, contact

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  • El Paso County Citizen Connect

    By on October 15, 2018

    To report an El Paso County park facility or park maintenance issue to Parks Operations, you can submit an online Customer Service Request through our Citizen Connect process. Citizen Connect will allow you to keep track of the progress of your request. Trail damage or hazards Park or facility cleanup Animal & Wildlife issues Park mowing requests Park facilities damage or maintenance Park signage damage or maintenance

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  • Water Station Volunteers Needed!

    By on October 10, 2018

    Help staff the route water stations for the 2018 Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale on Saturday October 20, 8:30a to 12p. This is the final year of the Waldo costume theme.  One location is at Bingo Burger (Tejon and Kiowa).  The other hydration station is located at Wooglin’s Deli (Tejon and Cache la Poudre).  All those thirsty Waldos and Wendas will

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  • Ring the Peach Pale Ale Tapping

    By on October 10, 2018

    The Trails and Open Space Coalition team spent a day with brewer/owner Josh Mater at Fossil Craft Beer to brew a collaboration pale ale that will benefit our nonprofit! We’ll be tapping it at 5:30 pm on Wednesday October 17th, and we’re going to make it a party! Food, games, and of course, great Fossil beer on tap will supply

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