Open Space

Aquatic Center Fall Maintenance Pool Closure

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project.  The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8.  The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up […]

Salida Receives GOCO Grant for Salida River Trail

Salida Receives GOCO Grant for Salida River Trail

    The City of Salida received a $489,614 Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Path to Parks Grant to help fund the Salida River Trail Project. The grant, applied for in March by former Community Development Director Michael Yerman … more »

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) partnered to replace signs along Monarch Spur Trail

Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) partnered to replace signs along Monarch Spur Trail

You may have noticed along the Monarch Spur Trail that the worn and weathered signs have recently been replaced. Originally installed in May 2008, the sign content was developed by Suzanne Ward (a SPOT founder and now involved in Foodshed Alliance). After 5 years … more »

Congratulations to Salida Area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) for Josephine H. Miles Award Honorable Mention

The Miles and Bancroft Awards Committee at History Colorado has given the Salida Area Parks Open Space and Trails (SPOT) an honorable mention for this year’s Miles Award for the Hutchinson Homestead Preservation Project. The committee mentioned in their award letter that the competition was stiff but they felt that the project did a good […]

Salida’s Whitewater Park featured for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)’s 20th Anniversary

The City of Salida’s Whitewater Park, which was partially funded via a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), is featured in a 20th Anniversary “20 for Our 20th Anniversary” feature on the organization’s website: http://www.goco.org/featured-projects The selected projects have been featured for being great projects that “represent some of the best Colorado has to offer.” […]

Quiet Use Open Space Restoration Project Completes Phase 1

Quiet Use Open Space Restoration Project Completes Phase 1

City Open Space Land Protected By: Quiet Use Coalition Volunteers from the Quiet Use Coalition completed the first phase of a project that will improve conditions on City of Salida open space land this past Saturday, April 27. The … more »