TOPS is a voter-approved City sales tax program that works to protect and preserve trails, open spaces and parks citywide. Since 1997, it has preserved nearly 7,200 acres of open space. In 2003, voters extended the 0.10% tax (1 penny on a $10 purchase) through 2025.
“It’s projected that by 2050, Colorado Springs will be the largest city in Colorado with another 150,000 people projected to move here. It is critical that every department in the City is planning ahead for this projected growth. TOPS is critical when it comes to protecting our waterways, the natural beauty of our mountains, parks, and wildlife, and our quality of life.” John Suthers, Mayor of Colorado Springs