Garden of the Gods Park launching free public shuttle over Memorial Weekend
The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is partnering with the Garden of the Gods Foundation to implement a free public shuttle in Garden of the Gods Park. The optional shuttle will launch Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The trial shuttle service will operate daily from June 2-Aug. 26 and Sept. 1-2.
“This shuttle service is part of our incremental approach to apply small-scale pilot programs to test transportation options in Garden of the Gods Park,” said Kim King, parks and recreation manager. “We hope people utilize both the shuttle service and temporary parking lot this summer, but even more so, we are highly interested in receiving public feedback during this time, regardless if they utilize these services or not.”
The shuttle fleet will be comprised of two 14-passenger vans that will complete a three-stop loop at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center and the intersection of Gateway Road and Juniper Way Loop, which connects to a trail into the Central Garden zone. To accommodate parking, a temporary parking lot has been constructed near the intersection of 30th Street and Gateway Drive at Rock Ledge Ranch. Shuttles will depart the free Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot approximately every 15 minutes. The shuttle is accessible to persons with disabilities.