TOPS is a voter-approved City sales tax program that works to protect and preserve trails, open spaces and parks citywide. Since 1997, it has preserved over 7,500 acres of open space. In 2003, voters extended the 0.10% tax (1 penny on a $10 purchase) through 2025.
Volunteer opportunities in our parks system abound. Whether it is a one-time service project or a long-term volunteer position, there are many ways to get involved.
Department Mission - The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is the steward of a diverse park system that enriches the community through healthy, active opportunities that engage and inspire.
Department Vision - Building community and preserving our legacy to make Colorado Springs the finest place to live and visit.