This event was rescheduled due to weather. New date and time are below.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two popular trails in Garden of the Gods Park are improved and ready for users. Work started in September 2018 on the Foothills and Gateway Trails with crews realigning part of the Gateway Trail from 30th Street into the park, providing a more accessible pathway. A new pedestrian bridge was also constructed over Camp Creek. The Foothills Trail, which runs parallel to 30th Street near Rock Ledge Ranch, has been relocated and improved in order to eliminate conflict with the overflow parking lot at the ranch. Damaged concrete was also replaced. Drainage improvements have been made along both trails.
The media and public are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting event:
WHAT: Opening of Foothills and Gateway Trails
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Garden of the Gods Park (parking available in the Rock Ledge Ranch lot, 3202 Chambers Way)
WHO: Mayor John Suthers, Parks Director Karen Palus, Colorado Springs City Council members
The total cost of the project is approximately $840,000. $180,000 comes from the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART). LART is an additional 2% tax charged to guests staying at overnight properties within the city and an additional 1% tax charged to those renting vehicles within the city. These tax collections are added to the city’s general fund to help fund tourism efforts and enhance the quality of life in Colorado Springs. The remainder of the trail project funding comes from the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) trails account, which is the result of a 1/10 sales tax.