Nature’s Neighborhood: Parks Of Old Colorado City Loop, Skyline Trail

August 6, 2020
Vermijo Park in Old Colorado City welcomes visitors with tall, old trees and a grassy field.Vermijo Park in Old Colorado City welcomes visitors with tall, old trees and a grassy field. Photo Courtesy Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition
Vermijo Park in Old Colorado City welcomes visitors with tall, old trees and a grassy field.

Today on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition talks about a few ways to venture through Colorado Springs' connected park system.

The loop through the historic parks in Old Colorado City includes public street art, like this piece.Credit Courtesy of Susan Davies/Trails and Open Space Coalition
The loop through the historic parks in Old Colorado City includes public street art, like this piece.

We're going to head into Old Colorado City and check out three historic parks, starting with the newly renovated Bancroft Park. Next, head for Vermijo Park and then onto Blunt Park. It's a pleasant walk through neighborhoods where you can admire some of the street art along the way and the freshly-painted, community-supported basketball court at Blunt Court.

The Skyline Trail starts at Lulu Pollard Park near Lexington and Briargate Parkway and continues through neighborhoods, like this one.Credit Courtesy of Susan Davies/Trails and Open Space Coalition
The Skyline Trail starts at Lulu Pollard Park near Lexington and Briargate Parkway and continues through neighborhoods, like this one.

Skyline Trail is Susan's second suggestion for this week. You can park at Lulu Pollard Park and connect to the Briargate Trail, Cottonwood Creek Park, and passes near Rampart Park. It's a great way to see how our urban trail system connects and passes through various neighborhoods.

Check your local parks and recreation departments to see what places are open in your neighborhood.