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GOCO Inspire Initiative Grant

Pikes Peak Region receives GOCO Inspire Initiative Grant to get more kids outdoors more often...

The Pikes Peak Region was selected from more than 30 applications to receive a planning grant to further develop specific plans and programs to create or expand nearby parks and nature, improve access to existing outdoor parks or trails, and bolster youth programs.

The Pikes Peak Coalition includes 13 governmental agencies, organizations and local program providers committed to advancing efforts in underserved neighborhoods, and improving outdoor experiences throughout the region.  We are currently engaged in a planning process to identify barriers and opportunities to engaging youth and families in the outdoors.  Once the planning process is complete at the end of 2016 the coalition will have the opportunity to apply for a $1 million to $5 million implementation grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

Please email Tilah, tlarson@springsgov.com, for more information or to stay updated on the Inspire planning process and implementation.

Community Survey

From mid June through July, we asked youth and adults in the Pikes Peak Region to complete a survey on outdoor experiences.
Below are the finding!  

COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS

Hosted Events

Create Imagine Innovate

Brainstorm and play around Prospect Lake to improve the south end of Memorial Park

Thursday, October 13

  • Ages 7 -12: 3-4:45 PM
  • Ages 13-17: 5 – 6:30 PM
  • Everyone Welcome: 6:45 – 8 PM

Community Bike Ride

Explore on a 2 mile ride stopping at 3 locations to reimagine the Hillside neighborhood

Saturday, October 15

  • Everybody Welcome: 8:45 AM to 1 PM

School’s Out!  Let’s Play!

It’s a bike ride through the Hillside area filled with tons of adventure and fun.

Monday, October 17

  • Ages 10-13: 8:45 – 1 PM
  • Ages 14 & up: 1 to 5:15 PM

For more information please contact Tilah Larson at 385-6532 or tlarson@springsgov.com.

Thanks for all your help...

Helping Parks to Inspire!