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We attempt to keep our users informed about activities in the park, both good and bad. Unfortunately we must report some recent vandalism in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
The Board of Directors of our Friends Group devoted an evening in July to closing off a rogue trail by installing fencing, a sign and putting large rocks in the trail. The trail was closed because among other reasons, it is very close to a sensitive geological area. The fences have been taken apart (since repaired twice) and the trail reopened by vandals. There has also been graffiti placed on some of our rock climbing walls (since removed) and physical deformities etched in the rock.
As stewards of this open space, the Friends of Red Rock Canyon implore all users to respect our park and to contact us or the city’s Parks Department to help with this problem. If you see something, say something!
October Board Meeting
Please join us and meet our board members at our next Board meeting. We will meet at 6:30 pm on October 8, 2018 at the West Side Community Center. Stay up to date with our interactions with the TOPS Working Committee and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, new trails updates and other cool stuff!
Board members and friends had a successful work night repairing Lower Hogback Connector Trail on August 23rd. This trail (which empties into the picnic parking lot) was in poor condition even before the recent rains, which caused a lot more damage. Four drains and water bars were rebuilt to make the trail safer and more navigable for hikers and cyclists. The crew received many thanks from trail users going uphill and downhill. Thanks to our great trail crew: David, Joel, Glenn, Shanti, Denise and Dan!
This Week at the Taproom
Join us this week for some informative discussions. On Wednesday the 22nd at 6:00 pm, Brian V from Friends of the peak will discuss trail building and maintenance. On Thursday the 23rd at 6:00 pm, Stewart G from Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance will talk about rock climbing in the area. Please come and have a beer with us!