North Cheyenne Cañon Park Master Plan

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Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. Adopted by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

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The master plan was adopted by the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board on May 10, 2018

Some highlights of the North Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan:

  • 350+ residents participated in the drafting of the plan
  • The park will expand from 19 to 35 miles of trails
  • New interpretive programs will be offered
  • Recommendation of improved parking and additional trailheads
  • Recommendation to hire additional seasonal employees
     

Final Master and Management Plan

What is a Master and Management Plan?

The Master and Management Plan will guide use and management of the park for the next 10 to 15 years. It will create a shared community view of what the park is and should be by identifying current and future needs. The plan will provide a framework to accommodate a variety of recreational uses while also taking care of the land, its history, and its natural environment.

The City has retained Tapis Associates to lead the team of consultants who will work with the community to develop the Master and Management Plan.

Get Involved

North Cheyenne Cañon: What do you love? What do you want it to be like?

The process offers lots of opportunities for you to have your say about the future of this wonderful park.

At the meetings, participants will get valuable information about the park and provide equally valuable insights back to the City and consultant team about the park's needs and what should be done to meet them. People who attend the meetings will help guide master plan decisions.

Changes to the Master Plan Meeting Schedule

In order to increase convenience to the public and to maximize coordination of City of Colorado Springs’ projects related to North Cheyenne Cañon Park, the Park Master and Management Plan community meeting schedule is being adjusted.

Schedule adjustments include:

  • Change of the January 25th meeting to a 6 to 8 p.m. community workshop at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road (previously scheduled on that date as an open house from 5 to 7 p.m.); 
  • Addition of a 6 p.m. Feb. 1 community workshop in the Kiva Room at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road.

  • Change in time for the March 6th open house. The meeting will now take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Kiva Room at Cheyenne Mountain High School. We will review the draft master plan.

The City Public Works Department is beginning a project to improve vehicular safety and bridge structural and flood capacity within the Cañon.      

The schedule adjustments listed above allow the Public Works project team to contribute planning level data and analysis of roadways, traffic, and bridges during the Master Plan alternatives development. Park master plan alternatives will be reviewed with the community at the January 25 community workshop.

Meeting Notes and Materials

Note: The Master Plan for North Cheyenne Cañon Park and the planning effort that is underway for the Strawberry Hill property are two separate projects.