Latest Updates: Legacy Loop

Legacy Loop is an approximately 10 mile trail, park and recreation loop around downtown Colorado Springs defined by the Pikes Peak Greenway on the west and south, the Shooks Run trail on the east, and the Rock Island Corridor to the north.  It is a way to connect, create, and protect our community value, inspired by the legacy and vision of Colorado Springs’ founder General William Jackson Palmer. Palmer’s dream was of a vibrant, livable city where the essential functions of mobility and access are linked to our parks, open space and trails.

This exciting project touches downtown, historic neighborhoods, parks, and colleges.  Significant economic development and improvement opportunities lie along this path around the City of Colorado Springs.  The Greenway Fund is pleased be a part of the steering committee for Envision Shooks Run, as well as, facilitating an important economic impact study that examines the importance of our waterways.

The Legacy Loop is a designated project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, which seeks to promote economic development in our community. The Greenway Fund is the primary community fundraising partner for the Legacy Loop and accepts financial contributions on behalf of the Legacy Loop project for ongoing construction and improvement needs. Donors who make their gifts of $250 or more through Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive a Colorado state tax credit equal to 25% of their donation, in addition to regularly federal and state tax benefits. Qualified donations must be mailed to The Greenway Fund and made payable by check to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” with the words “Legacy Loop” in the memo line (we will also need the last four digits of your Social Security number to process the transaction).
Mailing address:
The Greenway Fund c/o CO-CO, Inc
Box 726
Lake George, CO 80827
Please contact Christine Lowenberg, Executive Director of the Greenway Fund, at to learn more about this great way to invest in our region.