City receives $35k grant to complete Legacy Loop Trail

City receives $35k grant to complete Legacy Loop Trail
City receives $35k grant to complete Legacy Loop Trail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Legacy Loop Trail runs from Pikes Peak Greenway to Shooks Run Trail and to Rock Island Corridor. It’s about a 10-mile loop altogether.

The city just received a $35,000 grant toward completion and renovations of this trail. Colorado Springs was one of only six cities in the country to receive this grant, out of 215 park applications nationwide.

The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department told us the funds will be used to complete the trailhead by Interstate 25, as well as adding a plaza including about 100 parking spots and a picnic area. That construction has already began.

The grant was provided by Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, and is formally called the 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund.

This trail runs right through downtown, so not only is it used for exercise and recreation, but also for leisure, as it connects residents to the downtown Colorado Springs area.

The city will begin construction to complete the actual Legacy Loop in the next couple of months, and hopes to have the project completed by next fall.

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