Downtown is getting a new dog park thanks to voter-approved funding from excess tax revenue.
Construction on the new ADA accessible dog park located in Antlers Park is now underway. Once complete, the space will include two separate play areas—one for small dogs and another for larger dogs—and will feature a large fence with double gates, synthetic turf, a sitting area, play amenities and a dog water station.
The dog park is expected to be completed this fall, weather dependent.
This project, part of the Downtown Historic Parks Master Plan, was designed based on residents’ feedback which identified preferred amenities for Antlers Park improvements. The park’s final master plan includes a tree canopy walk, an event garden and a picnic lawn.
The Downtown Historic Parks—which includes Antlers, Acacia and Alamo Square--make up three legacy public spaces that have provided the community with recreation for more than a century. Find the final master plans of Acacia, Antlers, and Alamo Square Parks at ColoradoSprings.gov/downtownhistoricparks.
The $510,000 improvement is funded thanks to voter approval of ballot issue 2B in the November 2019 election, which allowed the City to keep $7 million in excess 2018 TABOR revenue.