Parks, Trails & Open Space Plans
The City of Colorado Springs is situated in one of the most spectacular settings along the Front Range. The Citys location at the base of Pikes Peak provides dramatic views of this prominent landmark from almost every location in the metro area. Furthermore, the City encompasses a diverse array of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands, meandering creeks and scenic bluffs and mesas.
The Design, Development & TOPS Division is responsible for trail, open space, park and facility planning as well as administering the TOPS (Trails, Open Space, & Parks) budget and projects.
The planning process typically involves the creation of an initial design concept of the park or facility, public meetings for input from park users, and a presentation to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for approval. Once a plan is approved, funding is authorized and the park or facility is constructed.
Master Plan Documents that guide the planning process:
- 2000-2010 Master Plan
- Open Space Plan Review
- Please refer to the trails, open spaces, and parks for individual master plans.