Parks News & Projects

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Colorado Springs is home to a beautiful and extensive system of trails, parks and open spaces that are constantly being improved, expanded and updated.

Legacy Loop

Legacy Loop is an approximately 10-mile trail, park and recreation loop around downtown Colorado Springs defined by the Pikes Peak Greenway on the west and south, the Shooks Run trail on the east, and the Rock Island Corridor to the north.  It is a way to connect, create, and protect our community value, inspired by the legacy and vision of Colorado Springs’ founder General William Jackson Palmer. Palmer’s dream was of a vibrant, livable city where the essential functions of mobility and access are linked to our parks, open space and trails.

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

The City of Colorado Springs’ City Forestry division has released the results of the first-ever urban tree canopy assessment. The assessment closely reviewed aerial imagery from the late 1990s and compared it to imagery from 2016, to provide important data points regarding overall numbers of the city’s tree canopy over time.