Gazette, January 30, 2015
Ute Valley Gateway Open space has grown by 110 acres, the city of Colorado Springs announced Friday.
The newly-conserved tract makes a 203-acre open space on the border of Ute Valley Park, which is 300 acres. The addition allows the city to complete the Ute Valley Trail.
The property was purchased from Hewlett Packard in 2013, and it has been conserved as open space forever thanks to a conservation easement held by Palmer Land Trust, according to a news release sent by the city.
Preservation funding came from the Trust for Public Land, Great Outdoors Colorado, Friends of Ute Valley Park and Lyda Hill.