These photos were sent to FoRRC by Scott Schow, great, great grandson of the original founder of the Greenlee Quarry. The Second photo is of Juanita Schow and Bud Greenlee, grandchildren of the original owner of the quarry.
There are a couple of ongoing and upcoming projects I wanted to update everyone on:
Waddles to prevent erosion will be installed along the landfill in the coming days
The Friends of Red Rock Canyon has arranged for the purchase and installation of twelve shade trees to be placed around the picnic tables in the picnic parking lot. These will be young trees but will provide shade for future users of the area. The Friends have secured a five-year watering plan with the City to ensure survival of the trees.
Big news! The Lion Trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space is now open! For a map of the work click here.
Unfortunately we have found several new homeless camps along Hwy 24 and just West of the 31st St lot. We encourage anyone from the public to report these issues to the Parks dept, or to submit a request through the GoCOS! App or at https://coloradosprings.gov/
If you have an idea of how to improve our open space please share it with us. Your friends’ group Board of Directors is looking for suggestions and we will consider all reasonable ideas. Please contact us here .
Here is a link to an article on trail etiquette from REI: Trail Etiquette: Who has the right-of-way?