Ute Valley Park Receives $20,000 Grant
June 12, 2015 — Friends of Ute Valley Park has received a $20,000 grant from REI to fund trail work. The park master plan, completed in February, identified the East Loop Trail (bottom-right in the map below) as a priority, and the REI grant will be used to complete the trail.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant from REI,” said Dan Woods, Board President of Friends of Ute Valley Park. “Completing the East Loop Trail will improve access to this newly acquired, scenic portion of the park.”
The 538-acre Ute Valley Park is owned by the City of Colorado Springs and is located south of Vindicator Drive and Eagleview Middle School in northwest Colorado Springs.
The Friends of Ute Valley Park is a volunteer organization committed to the maintenance and preservation of Ute Valley Park in alignment with the goals and master plan of the City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteer trail work on various park projects is held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.