Friends of Stratton Open Space

Purpose

Volunteer organization to support Stratton Open Space, working with Colorado Springs Parks staff.

April 10, 2024

South Suburban Reservoir Closed


South Suburban Reservoir in Stratton Open Space, the reservoir that usually allows dogs during the summer, is closed while CS Utilities repairs the dam's outlet.  Trails are still open, but reservoir access is closed.  Repairs are expected to take to the end of this year.


TOSC has a list of dog parks:

 https://www.trailsandopenspaces.org/get-outdoors/dog-park/

Bear Creek dog park has access to the creek for pups.


More information on the reservoir project from CS Utilities:

https://www.csu.org/Pages/SouthSubResClosure.aspx


October 4, 2023

COTrex Map Updated

The Colorado Trails Explorer (COTrex) map of Stratton Open Space has been updated!  The trails now match what's on the ground pretty accurately, although the labels on some of the trails and descriptions are still wrong.  Still, it's great to have the map up to date, after all the changes in recent years.  You can view it in the COTrex app or at

https://trails.colorado.gov/places/na~2261454 

September 5, 2023

Mayor John Suthers' memories of the open space

Former Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers grew up in the neighborhood by what is now the open space, and has written up his memories of those days:

https://www.strattonopenspace.org/history/john-suthers 

August 22, 2023

New Map!

Colorado Springs' parks department has created a new, up-to-date map of the trails in the open space.  See our trails  page to view or download the full resolution map.

August 8, 2023

Volunteer workday

Many thanks to the volunteers and staff who worked today to close some rogue trails near the Stratton Preserve trailhead.

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