Construction began this week on a mitigation project in the Bear Creek Watershed to reduce possible future damage to High Drive and its drainage system and reduce sediment transport into Bear Creek. Work will periodically impact access to High Drive, a multi-use recreational trail in North Cheyenne... Read more
The final planting of native grasses and shrubs in the far northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park completes the construction phase of a large detention facility to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rockledge Ranch Historic Site and downstream neighborhoods from flooding during large storm... Read more
The Manitou Incline is owned by three partners – the City of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Springs Utilities. These partners, along with the City of Manitou Springs, which has specific roles around enforcement and parking, are all stakeholders in this popular part of the... Read more
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department began work on several park and trail improvement projects. Projects include a section of remodeled trail at Shooks Run; construction of phase one of the new Northern Incline Trail; and significant improvements to the main parking lot at Red... Read more
There will be an alternate route from the end of Barr Trail to the Pikes Peak summit during a temporary closure of the usual route. The alternate route will be in effect May 16 to July 31 due to construction of the new Summit Visitor Center.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board at its monthly meeting Thursday, May 14 recommended by unanimous vote a proposal for the City of Colorado Springs to acquire more than 340 acres of open space near the Cedar Heights and Oak Valley Ranch neighborhoods. The acquisitions will... Read more
North Cheyenne Cañon Park will be closed to all visitors on May 19 and 20 from 5 a.m.-3 p.m. The temporary closures will allow for critical forestry and maintenance operations to take place in the park.
The TOPS working committee recommended a proposal for the City to purchase 340 acres of open space land near the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. The process of potentially acquiring the open space is just beginning. Next, it will be considered by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory... Read more
Pop Quiz! What does the “Safer At Home” phase mean for our parks, trails and open spaces? They’re still open... BUT we need you to spread out! Jen and Ted talk with the city’s parks director about some of the issues they’re dealing with and easy ways to find new parks and trails to explore.
The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved a land exchange on April 28 that will expand Coleman Community Park, which is located in the northeast part of the city off of Tutt Avenue and Barnes Road. The exchange grants the city 23.5 acres of the Springs Ranch Golf Course in exchange for... Read more
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Roadways in Garden of the Gods Park will receive scheduled crack seal maintenance April 21-22. Crews are set to work from 5 a.m.-5 p.m., and flaggers will help traffic move around the active work areas. Visitors are asked to obey the posted park speed limit of 20 miles per... Read more