About Friends of Cheyenne Cañon

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The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon (FOCC) were established as a nonprofit in 1992 as one of the first park support groups in the region.

Our Mission:
The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon with the City of Colorado Springs and our stakeholders preserve the natural resources of North Cheyenne Cañon Park. We raise funds and sponsor park improvements, enrichment programs, community events, and opportunities for citizen and visitor involvement.

Our Vision:
North Cheyenne Cañon Park will remain a community treasure and premier nature destination for future generations.

Over the past 20+ years, FOCC has funded and participated in the following:

  • Nature, environmental and interpretive programs for children and adults
  • Trail development in conjunction with the City of Colorado Springs and other non-profit partners
  • Trail maintenance programs
  • Annual Cañon cleanup events
  • The building and furnishing of the Helen Hunt Visitor Center, the “Cub”
  • Family events such as the Hummingbird Festival, Canvases in the Cañon, Halloween Festival, Canya Cañon Run and Family Hike, and numerous other events
  • The retail operations in the gift shops at the visitors centers
  • Aiding in Park operations during the severe budget cuts of 2009-2011

Funding for these efforts comes from fundraising efforts, donations, grants, and membership dues.

Learn more about our park, our people and our new adventures ahead through our website links! We hope you will be able to help us in our efforts by becoming a member of the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, volunteering with us, or making a much appreciated donation.