Austin Bluffs Open Space Master Plan

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The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has hired THK Associates, Inc. to lead the Austin Bluffs Open Space Master and Management Plan process. Austin Bluffs Open Space consists of three unique properties – Pulpit Rock Regional Park, University Park Open Space and the original Austin Bluffs Open Space. Collectively they make up approximately 600 acres of open space in the center of Colorado Springs.

The Master and Management Plan process will help to develop a guiding document for the next 10-15 years for the sustainable development of recreational opportunities in the open space as well as guidance for appropriate management of the natural resources. The planning process will take place for the remainder of 2019.   


The Survey Has Closed.

Public Meeting 

Public Meeting #2

Date: Tuesday July 16th
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Rocky Mountain Calvary Church 4285 N Academy Blvd, Colo. Springs, CO 80918.

Public Meeting #1

The first public meeting was held on April 2, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Grant Elementary. The project team presented an overview to the project, introduced the existing conditions map, the project givens, the project goals and outlined the schedule for the planning process. The survey was also introduced to the participants, which is included in the link above.

Community Meeting #1 Materials

For more information please contact the Project Manager at