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Garden of the Gods Park Transportation Study Open House

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.

E-bike policy presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

COLORADO SPRINGS — A new policy regarding the use of e-bikes on trails in Colorado Springs was presented to The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board on Feb. 8. An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike, power bike or booster bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion.

“E-bikes sales have grown in recent years, prompting communities across the country to create trail policies.” said Kurt Schroeder, Parks Maintenance, Open Space and Trails Manager. 

Next North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan workshop to focus on proposed trail system and interpretive program

Public input is requested on a proposed trail system for North Cheyenne Cañon Park at an upcoming community workshop. The trail system will ultimately be part of an updated master and management plan for the park.

Vegetation management scheduled at Garden of the Gods Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Forestry crews with the City of Colorado Springs will perform selective vegetation management in Garden of the Gods Park this Thursday and Friday. This work is needed to remove dead, failing and decadent plant material in order to support vegetation health and open view sheds from Garden Drive east toward the central garden zone.  The impact on visitors is expected to be minimal as drivers may experience slight delays.

City seeks input on Bancroft Park enhancements: Open house to address several amenities

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—  The City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department invites the public to review and comment on restroom building design, site amenities and a small playground proposed for Bancroft Park on Colorado Avenue, west of downtown.

City receives nearly $1.4 million Great Outdoors Colorado grant

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Great Outdoors Colorado board awarded a $1,393,955.50 grant to the City of Colorado Springs and its Out the Door! Pikes Peak coalition for the group’s work to get youth outdoors. The grant is part of GOCO’s Inspire Initiative, which aims to connect families with the great outdoors. Out the Door! Pikes Peak is one of several coalitions in Colorado working to address specific community barriers keeping youth from getting outside.


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