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Garden of the Gods Park Transportation Study Open House

Calendar Event Date: 
Mon. March 12th, 2018 -
05:30pm to 07:00pm
Westside Community Center, 1628 West Bijou (Hughes Hall gym)

Garden of the Gods Park transportation study aims to protect park and improve visitor experience

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department shares details about a recent transportation study designed to help provide a better visitor experience at Garden of the Gods Park. The parks department hired Volpe National Transportation Systems Center to conduct the study. The department seeks feedback from residents about proposed ways to alleviate congestion, enhance access and reduce emissions.

“We know Garden of the Gods is a jewel in our parks system, and therefore it is vital that we work to take care of it, improve accessibility and protect it from the excessive environmental impact caused by high traffic numbers. We hope to explore several options for improving the overall visitor experience,” said Kim King, Parks Administration Manager.  “It is our ultimate goal to ensure that this beautiful landmark can be enjoyed safely and responsibly by tourists and residents alike for generations to come.”

Key elements of the Transportation Study

  • Shuttle service between Rock Ledge Ranch, the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, and Garden of the Gods Park. The study was conducted by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.
  • New ADA accessible trail along the north side of Gateway Road
  • Increased parking at Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Access to Garden of the Gods Park will remain free

Open House

An incremental approach utilizing pilot programs is planned in order to gauge impact. The parks department would like to gather public input during a presentation and listening session:

  • What: Garden of the Gods Park Transportation Study Open House
  • When: Monday, March 12, 2018, from 5:30-7 p.m. (brief presentation at 6 p.m.)
  • Where: Westside Community Center located at 1628 West Bijou (Hughes Hall gym)

The parks department estimates that four million people visit the Garden of the Gods Park each year. Visit for more information.