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The Blodgett Open Space is 384 acres of open space, trails, and wildlife habitat neighboring the Pike National Forest. The original Blodgett Open Space land was purchased through the City of Colorado Springs with funding from the Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) program in March 2001. A second acquisition to the southeast was incorporated in 2018, bringing in a second parking lot and trail access location. Most recently in 2021, additional land was acquired to extend the land further south, with boundaries along the Pikeview Quarry and Allegheny Road.

A master and management plan process has now been approved by City Council to enhance and protect Blodgett Open Space. Using community input to be collected through an extensive community engagement process, the final master and management plan will effectively strike a balance between the need to protect and maintain the Open Space’s ecologic and natural resource integrity with the need to serve the ever-expanding base of current and future users.

As part of the process, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has worked closely with the community to identify and prioritize how to improve, program, and manage this land to best meet the needs of Colorado Springs residents both now and in the future.

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