Hot Spot

Colorado Springs Regional Parks | Oct. 14-18, 2021

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs is a rapidly growing city at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. A recent study of parks, trails and open space in the area labeled the users “ultra users,” due to the frequency at which they visit these spaces. Due to ever increasing use, natural areas in Colorado Springs are experiencing various trail impacts, pet waste/management issues, wildlife impacts, human waste impacts and more. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at Colorado Springs Regional Parks leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*Colorado Springs Regional Parks are located on the ancestral lands of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Cheyenne, Jicarilla Apache and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved

Friday, October 15th

Beginner Birding Workshop & Hike

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Location: Palmer Park, Lazy Land Pavilion

Registration and more info: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcoloradosprings/Activity_Search/14912 

Outreach Evening at Red Leg Brewing Company 

Time: 4 p.m. ~ 6 p.m.

Where: Red Leg Brewing Company (2323 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907)

 

Saturday, October 16th

Nature Photography Hike

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Where: Stratton Open Space (1602 Ridgeway)

Registration and more info: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcoloradosprings/Activity_Search/14911

Community Workday at Stratton Open Space

Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Stratton Open Space (1602 Ridgeway)

Registration and more info: https://www.rmfi.org/civicrm-event/2209

“Get Outside” Evening – Kinship Landing

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Kinship Landing (415 S Nevada Ave)

Registration and more info: https://www.kinshiplanding.com/events/kinship-events

 

Sunday, October 17th

Leave No Trace Mountain Bike Ride

Time: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Where: Palmer Park, Lazy Land Pavilion 

Registration and more info: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcoloradosprings/Activity_Search/14913

GoPP Trail Project at Palmer Park

Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Palmer Park, Lazy Land Pavilion

Registration and more info: https://cerv.is/m?0132gdPUhxg

 

LEARN MORE: Visit the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services department Leave No Trace Hot Spot Week web page for more information about all the Hot Spot programs open to the public October 14-17: https://coloradosprings.gov/hotspotweek

 

COVID-19 Updates: All participants are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state and local requirements regarding Covid precautions. See the following links for more information:

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