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New Master Plan approved for multiple Springs open spaces

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jul 22, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — After an 18-month process to finalize details, the Advisory Board for the Colorado Springs Parks and Rec. Dept. has approved a new master plan for 600 acres of land in the city.

The plan includes Austin Bluffs Open Space, Pulpit Rock, and University Park open spaces and allows the parks department to improve green space.

Community input form those that live nearby suggested improvements to access points around the open spaces, trail development, and helping prevent further use of rogue trails. Another key concern was the conservation of the area's natural resources.

"There is an oasis for wildlife to go in there. Lot of birds, deer, bear, some bobcats as well. And so there's a vested interest from the community to protect that wildlife habitat," David Deitemeyer, Senior Landscape Architect.