The second public workshop to develop an integrated master plan for Red Rock Canyon, White Acres, and Section 16 open space areas will be held at the Westside Community Center (1628 W. Bijou St.) on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. A major focus of the meeting will be trail map development. If you want to ride to the meeting, you are welcome to park your bikes in the back of the gym.
This is an important meeting for mountain bikers to attend to make sure the trails are open to bikes. There are some trail users that don’t want bikes allowed.
Additional public workshops to continue development of the plan will be held on November 16 and January 18. All workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Westside Community Center.
Some of the Colorado Springs’ most popular open spaces, Red Rock Canyon, White Acres and Section 16 were purchased primarily with TOPS funding, the one tenth of a cent sales tax dedicated solely to trails, open space and parks. A plan is needed to provide a coordinated approach to conservation, management and use of the three open space areas.
For information about the master planning process, visit the City’s website.