City shares proposed Downtown Historic Parks Master Plan

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Digital open house live through May 12 to collect final public input

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Three historic downtown parks are the focus of a new proposed 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. from the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. After gathering input from focus groups, an online survey and in-person interviews in 2019 as well as a public meeting in January that discussed concept plans, the community can now provide final feedback about the future of Acacia, Antlers and Alamo Square parks through a digital open house.

In place of gathering as a large group, the self-paced, interactive digital platform will provide the same information that, under different circumstances, would have also been provided in person. Feedback will be collected through an online survey that will remain open until May 12. The digital open house is available at www.ColoradoSprings.gov/DowntownHistoricParks.

“Our downtown parks have played an important role in our history,” said Karen Palus, parks director. “They are the places our community comes together to celebrate, to relax and to enjoy one another’s company – the exact things we’re longing to be able to do again once it’s safe to do so. It’s in this climate we find ourselves ready to present the final design proposals. We thank the community in advance for helping to make these places shine.”

In November 2019, Colorado Springs voters approved measure 2B, and approximately $2 million of these funds will be used to make initial improvements in these downtown parks.  

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