COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Mayor John Suthers will join local park and recreation advocates Saturday, May 15, which is Kids to Parks Day, to recognize the completion of 2B-funded trail improvements citywide.
The improvements were funded by voter-approved 2B, which allowed the City to retain $7 million in excess 2018 TABOR revenue for specific park projects. From these funds, $1 million was spent on trail improvements for sections of the Homestead Trail at Barnes Road, Palmer-Mesa Trail at Garden of the Gods, the east fork of the Sand Creek Trail near Wildflower Park, and Shooks Run Trail at Legacy Loop.
To celebrate Kids to Parks Day, a group of cyclists of all ages will ride on the Sand Creek Trail from the Kids on Bikes bike library at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA to Wildflower Park for the event. Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May by the National Park Trust. The day aims to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands through events that promote discovery and exploration in the great outdoors.
The event will be Saturday, May 15th at 11 a.m. at the Wildflower Park, 980 Nolte Drive North.