COLORADO SPRINGS - At roughly 14,000 total acres, the City of Colorado Springs parks and opens spaces are big part of the community's identity. But without the right stewardship, they can also be dangerous, especially to homeowners who live at the boundaries.
City forester Paul Smith explains when the... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required.
Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited... more »
The Colorado Springs Fire Department reports a fire that started Monday in the Stratton Open Space area of southwest Colorado Springs only burned 2.7 acres.
Over 80 people worked to stop the fire Monday afternoon. The fire was staffed until 5 p.m. Tuesday. It was not accessible by vehicle,... more »
An informal reception to commemorate the purchase of Section 16 will happen tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinfolks in Manitou Springs, 950 Manitou Avenue.
The sale is final today. This adds 640 acres of open space to Colorado Springs' westside network of parks and trails. The city's... more »
Colorado Springs City Council has approved to purchase Manitou Section 16 to keep the 640 acres of land open space. Section 16 is located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs.
The vote was unanimous Tuesday afternoon. The city had been leasing the land since 2005 from the State... more »
The Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to buy Section 16, a popular open space area on the west side of the city.
The land has been leased by the city since the 1970s. The City Council agreed to spend $4 million for the land. Most of that... more »
There's a new way to pitch in a Colorado Springs area parks and open space areas.
A new website offers multiple ways you can help. It allows you to pick your favorite open space area, and you can even go to a calendar and choose a day when you... more »