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Tim Leigh: Memorial could pay for park maintenance

City Council member Tim Leigh has an idea about how to answer the question about what to do with Memorial Hospital and how to maintain the city’s parks system. He suggested that that the hospital system to take over at least two of the parks, possibly three – Memorial Park, Boulder Park and Monument Valley… Continue Reading Tim Leigh: Memorial could pay for park maintenance

El Paso county commissioners are holding a hearing on a plan to put a sales tax for parks on the November ballot. The group Great Parks-Great Communities wants voters to decide on if they want to pay a cent and a half on a $10 purchase to support city parks. If approved, more than $9… Continue Reading El Paso county commissioners consider parks tax

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City officials announced today that recycling bins will be installed in city parks and other public spaces by April. Colorado Springs, apparently, has come a long way since last year’s budget crunch forced it to yank trash cans out of parks. The recycling program will not be paid for my the city, however. It’s the… Continue Reading City to get recycling bins in parks, downtown

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The Colorado State Parks Board is considering raising fees for entrance passes, some campgrounds and other facilities to make up for declining state funding. The board is meeting Thursday in Basalt. Members are looking at raising the daily entrance fee by $1 and camping fees at a dozen of the most popular parks by $2… Continue Reading State parks board considers higher fees

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 In a drastic move to address general fund budget gaps, the city has begun to remove trash cans from neighborhood parks. About 400 trash cans will be removed from 128 neighborhood parks and from all urban trail corridors within the next two weeks. Justifying the decision, city spokesperson Julie Smith said,  ”The parks department spends… Continue Reading City to remove trash cans from parks, trails

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