The Greenway Fund Board of Directors adopted the following Resolution at its regular meeting on October 3, 2018:

“Following the success of our 4th Annual Forum, where we presented “The Economic Benefits of Greenways in the Pikes Peak Region” by Summit Economics, the Board has decided to step back and reflect on our role in the greater watershed community of helping to turn our waterways from liabilities to assets. There are numerous landscape-scale initiatives and changes underway that we need to better understand including:

  • The import of the City of Colorado Springs Intergovernmental Agreement with Pueblo County to fund $240 Million in stormwater improvements;
  • The sunset of Southern Delivery System Pueblo County 1041 Permit funding of the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District in the year 2020;
  • The recently completed Nature Conservancy assessment study of opportunities and constraints in the Fountain Creek watershed;
  • Renewed interest by the Trust for Public Land to create parks and open space in southeastern Colorado Springs;
  • The impending renewal of the Trails and Open Space sales tax revenue which requires voter approval, and;
  • The trajectory and resolution of the lawsuit filed by the Environmental Protection Agency which now includes co-plaintiffs Pueblo County and the Lower Arkansas Water Conservancy District.

While expressing our sincere gratitude to our Interim Executive Director Ms. Christine Lowenberg, we will discontinue staffing during this period of reflection.  We intend to continue and expect to strengthen our relationship with Coalition and Collaboratives (COCO, Inc.) as we refine strategies to implement our Mission to “Create, Connect & Protect” the greater community to the greenways of the Fountain Creek watershed.”

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

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