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Legacy parks a priority for 2B funds in Colorado Springs

Posted: 5:34 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 23:23:22-05
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Voters in Colorado Springs gave the green light for the city to spend $7 million of excess TABOR money to improve parks with the easy passage of measure 2B on Election Day.

The city estimated that lack of funding through the years has caused a backlog of tens of millions of dollars in projects, so older parks will get priority with these funds.

"We'll be spending a lot of that money in what we call legacy parks, some of our older parks that General Palmer donated to the city, Acacia, Pioneer, Antlers, Monument Valley Park," said Mayor John Suthers.

They money will also help cover improved maintenance for city parks.