Please join the community as we engage in a public planning process to imagine the future of Fishers Canyon Open Space. This planning process seeks to develop a set of recommendations that reflects the vision of the community while simultaneously considering opportunities for outdoor recreation, access, safety, watershed and wildlife habitat protection, restoration, and trail connectivity.
Learn more about Fishers Canyon Open Space by exploring the StoryMap.
Take the first public survey to help guide the Master and Management Plan for Fishers Canyon Open Space. Survey closes Sunday, March 17.
The 2014 Park System Master Plan identified this area as a valuable candidate property for the City’s open space system.
In October 2021, City Council unanimously approved the proposal to acquire 343 acres of open space known as Fishers Canyon. The property was acquired through two-phases (November 2021 and March 2022) with our partners at The Conservation Fund. This property was funded by revenues from the TOPS sales tax ($2.95 million) and a $1.25 million acquisition grant from the Land Water Conservation Fund.
Located in the southwest foothills of Colorado Springs, Fishers Canyon Open Space borders Cheyenne Mountain State Park to the south, the Broadmoor Bluffs neighborhood to the east and the Pike National Forest to the west. This property has the potential to unlock key connections including a piece of the envisioned 26-mile Chamberlain Trail.
Currently there are no designated trails or official public access to Fishers Canyon. The property will remain closed to the public until a trail system, trailhead, and management plan is established.
This tab will soon include meeting materials, recorded meetings, engagement summaries, and more.