Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has awarded the City a grant to begin the planning and design of the Virginia Canyon Open Space Park!

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $62,000 grant to the City of Idaho Springs for the planning and design of trails in Virginia Canyon Open Space. The project was one of 10 awarded funding in a grant cycle with funding requested more than triple what was available. Idaho Springs envisions a system of trails that puts the area’s natural beauty and mining history on display. The trail system will ultimately connect directly to downtown, the Argo Mine and Mill, and potentially Central City and the Clear Creek Greenway.  A request for proposals RFP has been released to solicit design consultants, with an April 6, 2018 deadline. More information on Virginia Canyon Open Space Page