City Council refers TOPS extension to April ballot

City Council unanimously voted January 10, 2023 to refer a question to the ballot for the April 4, 2023 General Municipal Election, to extend the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales and use tax for 20 years with no increase to the tax and a safeguard for open space conservation.

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Parks, Trails and Open Spaces

  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Open Spaces
  • The TOPS program
  • Park rules and hours
  • Park and facility reservations

Youth and Adult Sports

  • Youth sports
  • Adult sports
  • Athletic fields and sports complexes


  • Community Centers & Senior Center
  • Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP)
  • Golf Courses
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • Boating and Fishing
  • Spraygrounds, Fountains
  • Swimming
aerial view of Pioneers Museum

Cultural Services

  • The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
  • Garden of the Gods Park
  • Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
  • Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center



1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
United States

Customer Service Hours
8 AM - 5 PM (Mon-Fri)

Department Mission

To serve residents of Colorado Springs with integrity, through competent provision and management of trails, open spaces, parks and recreation areas;  cultural and historical resources; urban forests; recreation opportunities for youth, teens, adults and seniors; and services that provide for or improve the quality of life and enhance the image of the city.