City seeks public input about future of downtown legacy parks

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Three historic downtown parks are the focus of a public meeting hosted by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. After gathering input via focus groups, an online survey and in-person interviews last year, results and concept plans will be presented for community feedback about the future of Acacia, Antlers and Alamo Square parks.

In November 2019, Colorado Springs voters approved measure 2B, and approximately $2 million of these funds will be used to make initial improvements in these downtown parks.  

WHAT: Downtown Historic Parks 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. first public meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Street

WHY: Residents can review ideas and provide input on plans for three downtown parks

More information is available at www.ColoradoSprings.gov/DowntownHistoricParks. Following the public meeting, an online option for input will be provided.

“We want to make sure our historic downtown parks continue to provide recreation, relaxation, events and more for our locals and visitors,” said parks director Karen Palus. “We are excited to hear from residents about their vision for their future.”

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act this meeting will be held in a wheelchair accessible location. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid to participate in this meeting should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Please notify Jen Schreuder at jennifer.schreuder@coloradosprings.gov or 719-385-5244.

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