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Public helps shape Master Plan at recent meetings

The second in a series of public meetings to develop an updated Master Plan for Ute Valley Park was held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Eagleview Middle School. Approximately 110 people participated in the┬ámeeting. Information from proposed maps and other ideas generated at the September┬ámeeting served as the basis for two alternative plans that were […]

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Ute Valley Park Master and Management Plan

Now that the HP property has been acquired and nearly doubled Ute Valley Park, the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation is working on updating the Ute Valley Park Master and Management plan. They have been gathering public input from small groups and through surveys of users in the park. Over the last few months, public […]

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Spruce up the Springs at Ute Valley Park

June 21st is Spruce Up the Springs at Ute Valley Park. We will have a variety of volunteer opportunities that will focus on trail rehabilitation and trash pick up. Please bring bring water and work gloves. Otherwise, only a smile is required. We will provide supplies and materials. Register for Spruce up the Springs online […]

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Trail Work 2014

Let the trail work season begin! We will be working in Ute Valley Park the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, beginning May 7th with a major Spring cleaning. Work evenings will be from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. As always, all past, present and future work in Ute Valley Park by FUVP has […]

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Parks Master Plan Public Meeting

Every 10 years the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department updates the city-wide Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan which provides long-term vision, goals, and policies to guide their actions throughout the park system. The last master plan was adopting in 2000 so it’s time to update the plan. Help make this the […]

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Heart Art for the Park

The kids at Rockrimmon Elementary have created a fundraiser for the Friends of Ute Valley Park. It’s at Summer Sweet Frozen Yogurt at 7142 N. Academy Friday, February 14th from 6-7 PM. Enjoy the kids’ heart art while you have something sweet. 20% of your purchase will go to the Friends of Ute Valley Park. […]

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Celebrate Reaching Major Fundraising Effort

On Saturday, November 23rd, the Friends of Ute Valley Park will be celebrating reaching our major fundraising goal. As part of the plan to acquire the 203 acres next to Ute Valley Park that was owned by Hewlett Packard, FUVP committed to raising $50k to supplement TOPS money and another $50k for ongoing maintenance. FUVP […]

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Trail Work October 20th

Earn your football party by working in Ute Valley Park this Sunday, October 20th, 2013. Meet at the Popes Valley (Pinecliff) entrance at 3 PM on Sunday. We will be working at the bottom of the hill. Wear work gloves, long sleeves and long pants. We will end promptly at 5 PM. so everyone can […]

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Short Notice Trail Work

We have approval for trail work to be done in Ute Valley Park! After consulting the forecast we’re going to do it tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2nd, 4:30 p.m. at the Popes Valley (Pinecliff) entrance. We will be hiking in from this entrance a short distance and moving shifted soil/sand on the Scrub Oak trail. We […]

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Sunbird Mountain Grill Fundraiser

The Sunbird Mountain Grill is holding a fundraiser for Ute Valley Park on Saturday, September 28th from 5-8 PM. They will be serving a complimentary buffet, $4 Mason Jar Drinks, $4/glass House Wines, and feature a raffle and silent auction. They are located at 230 Point of the Pines Drive. Raffle tickets are $2 or […]

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