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    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. 

    FoRRC 2019 Trail Work Schedule

    Join Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space to conduct trail work in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Workdays will be the second Thursday of each month from April through October. from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. Volunteers will meet crew leaders at the Red Rock Canyon Parking Lot (3550 W High Street). From the roundabout at the entrance, proceed straight through the first stop sign and continue to the gravel picnic area lot in the rear. These will be small crews limited to 12 people including crew leaders. Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and work gloves. Bring snacks and water.  Work will consist of general trail maintenance including corridor clearing, repairing water diversion structures, drains etc. Volunteers must sign up through CERVIS, the city’s volunteer website. Please join us by clicking one of the dates below to register.

                       September 11       October 10          

    The Heart of the Canyon

    The Friends of Red Rock Canyon would like to establish a new trail connecting the two main canyons. Please view “The Heart of the Canyon” for more information. If you would like to see this awesome trail constructed in Red Rock Canyon please cast your vote below.

    Would you like to see the "Heart of the Canyon" trail constructed in your Red Rock Canyon Open Space?


    The Bioblitz was a big success in July.  The purpose was to identify as many flora and fauna species as possible in the open space. Many organizations participated with displays in the pavilion area. Friends of Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services were just a few of groups in attendance. 978 observations identifying 483 species were recorded. For more detailed information go to the Inaturalist website here.

Upcoming Events

  • Creek Week Clean-Up

    Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space supports other organizations who are stewards of our environment in the interest of being kind to the earth.  As such we encourage our members to get involved in helping with this week-long clean-up effort that starts on September 28 and goes to October 6, 2019.

    The Fountain Creek Watershed needs helping hands! It’s common for trash and debris to end up in waterways – clogging drainage systems, impacting wildlife, affecting water quality and ruining the view of our natural landscapes.

    Be part of the largest watershed-wide clean-up in the state of Colorado! Creek Week volunteers clean up litter along a creek, trail, park or open space throughout the watershed. We’re inviting individuals and groups (families, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, etc.) to form a Creek Crew for the 6th Annual Creek Week Clean-Up. Get outdoors, get active, and create some good for your community and those living downstream.

    For more info go here.

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