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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
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City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks Master Plan

Parks Master Plan

Parks Master Plan—Time for Your Comments!
After several months of work, the first draft of the
2014 Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan is ready
Citizen comments are welcome and appreciated!
Please send your comments no later than July 31
Master Plan Message Hotline at 719-385-6503 or email parksmasterplan@springsgov.com

  

What is the Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan?
The Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan helps guide the City in the planning, management, programming and funding of all the parks, trails, and open space in the City of Colorado Springs. Updating the Master Plan (last done in 2000) is an opportunity to understand the values of citizens and anticipate future needs. The Master Plan describes a long-term vision with recommendations that will guide City decision making.

Planning Process
During the past few months, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has conducted public meetings and workshops, citizen surveys, and roundtable discussions with volunteers on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, TOPS Working Committee, and Master Plan Task Force. The Master Plan Technical Team comprised of City staff, El Paso County parks staff, and others has also provided critical input.

What Does this Plan Address?
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department manages a wide-range of places and services that contribute to residents’ quality of life, including: 

  • developed parks
  • trail system
  • open spaces and natural areas
  • urban forest
  • street medians|public rights-of-way
  • park trails
  • the Pikes Peak Highway
  • two golf courses
  • two cemeteries
  • sports complexes
  • an ice center
  • community centers
  • several indoor and outdoor pools

In addition, the department implements diverse and inclusive recreation programs, facilities and services; and preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the and natural history of the Pikes Peak Region through the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and other visitor services and interpretation.