Colorado Springs: City seeks public input about future of downtown historic parks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Three historic downtown parks are the focus of a new 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. process recently launched by the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. This early step invites the public to suggest new ideas for Acacia, Antlers and Alamo Square Parks. The input will be used to understand and identify needed improvements, potential changes, and elements worth keeping.

More information about the process, along with the online survey is currently available at The survey will be open now through Sept. 30. Additionally, residents will see interactive displays at Acacia and Alamo Square parks during this weekend's "What If Festival" on Sept. 14 in downtown Colorado Springs with an opportunity to provide input.

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"Our city's founder, General Palmer, had a vision of an interconnected parks system and these three parks were some of the earliest spaces to establish that," said parks director Karen Palus. "We want to make sure our historic downtown parks continue to provide recreation, relaxation, events and more for our locals and visitors."

Input gathered in September will be used to create concept plan alternatives to be shared with the public before the end of 2019. The parks department will collect input on priorities, design preferences and parks management options.stats

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