Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes PeakWith the passage in 1996 of two initiatives by Manitou Springs' voters authorizing the raising of funds to acquire open space, City Council  subsequently passed a resolution which established the powers and duties of the Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC). One of the first duties of the committee was to develop the Manitou Springs Open Space Plan (13Mb pdf). The purpose of the plan was to help initiate the process of implementing an open space program and to:

  • Develop criteria for selecting land in and around the city for designation as open space;
  • Develop priorities for acquiring land that meets the selected criteria; and
  • Develop acquisition strategies for the selected lands.

Click here to learn more about Open Space in Manitou Springs.

2016 Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan


INFORMATION PLEASE......

Click Here for information on Noxious Weeds

Click Here for information on Rainbow Falls

Click Here for information on the Manitou Incline

                                             Additional Information....

Ring the Peak

Black Canyon Open Space and Creek Walk Trail

 


 

TRAIL MAINTENANCE

Click here to see the Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook

Click here to see a video about Basic Trail Maintenance

 


Committee Members
Gary Michels Secretary (Term expires March 31, 2018)
Marc Straub (Term expires March 31, 2017)
Nancy Fortuin  Chair (Term expires March 31, 2017)
Nancy O. Wilson Secretary (Term expires March 31, 2019)
Michael Maio Vice Chair (Term expires March 31, 2018)

Sue Graham (Term expires March 31, 2019)

Sheryl Cline (Term expires March 31, 2019)

 

Alternates

Eric Billmeyer (Term expires March 31, 2017)

Kym Littleton (Term expires March 31, 2018)

Vacancies - One Alternate Member

City Council Liaison   Councilwoman Becky Elder
Staff Liaison  Planning Director Wade Burkholder


Meetings
OSAC hopes to see you at one of our public meetings. We meet on  the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers in City Hall at 606 Manitou Avenue. Please email the City Clerk if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You can also call 719-685-2554.

Meeting Agenda Minutes
2016
12/26/2016  Agenda Minutes
11/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
10/24/2016 Agenda Minutes
09/26/2016 Agenda Minutes
08/22/2016 Agenda Minutes
07/25/2016 Agenda Minutes
06/27/2016 Agenda Minutes
05/23/2016 Agenda Minutes
04/25/2016 Agenda Minutes
03/28/2016 Agenda Minutes
02/22/2016 Agenda Minutes
01/25/2016 Agenda Minutes