City seeks public input about future of downtown historic parks

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Three historic downtown parks are the focus of a new master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. process recently launched by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. We want to hear your ideas for Acacia, Antlers and Alamo Square Parks. Your input will be used to understand and identify needed improvements, potential changes, and elements worth keeping.

  • Acacia Park is located in the center of downtown at Bijou Street and Tejone Street.
  • Alamo Square Park is located outside the Colorado Springs Pioneers Musuem located at Vermijo Street and Tejon Street.
  • Antlers Park is located on Sierra Madre Street and Pikes Peak Ave.

One way you can give your input is to take our survey. The survey will be open now through Sept. 30.

Additionally, you can see interactive displays at Acacia and Alamo Square parks during this weekend’s “What If Festival” on Sept. 14. There will be an opportunity to provide input here too.

Input gathered in September will be used to create concept plan alternatives to be shared with the public before the end of 2019. The parks department will collect input on priorities, design preferences and parks management options.

“Our city’s founder, General Palmer, had a vision of an interconnected parks system and these three parks were some of the earliest spaces to establish that,” said Parks, Rerecation and Cultural Services director Karen Palus. “We want to make sure our historic downtown parks continue to provide recreation, relaxation, events and more for our locals and visitors.”

More information about the process, along with the online survey is currently available on the Historic Parks Master Plan page

Don't forget to sign up for email updates to stay informed about future input opportunities and updates during the master plan process.