City to observe Independence Day Friday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Many City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be CLOSED Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day, including:

  • Administrative offices for Mountain Metropolitan Transit
  • City Administration Building
  • City Clerk
  • City Hall
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
  • Colorado Springs Tennis at Memorial Park
  • Deerfield Hills, Hillside, Meadows Park, and Otis Community Centers
  • Memorial Park Recreation Center
  • Municipal Court
  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Administrative Building
  • Prospect Lake Boating – Closed to non-motorized watercraft
  • Sales Tax Office
  • Sports Office and Therapeutic Recreation Programs at Memorial Park
  • Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center

The following facilities will remain open Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4:

  • Deerfield Hills Community Center Spray Ground
  • Garden of the Gods Park
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course
    • Because the golf course is one of the sites for fireworks for the 4th of July Symphony, last 9-hole tee time is 2:56 p.m., last 18-hole tee time is 12:55 p.m. and last call for Patty Jewett Bar and Grill is 3 p.m.
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain - Weather permitting
  • Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site – Closed on July 4
  • See YMCA website for outdoor pools
  • Sertich Ice Center at Memorial Park – Closed on July 4
  • Uncle Wilber Fountain in Acacia Park
  • The Watering Hole Spray Ground at Venezia Park
  • Valley Hi Golf Course

Traditional Independence Day events impacted

Due to current gathering restrictions and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, two traditional city-sponsored Independence Day events have been impacted:

Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will not host its annual Family Fourth event on Saturday, July 4. That day, there will be no programming or access to indoor facilities. For more information visit www.rockledgeranch.com.

4th of July Symphony

The 4th of July Symphony traditionally held in Memorial Park will not be held in the park due to COVID-19. However, this year residents will have the option of viewing 10 different firework shows across the Pikes Peak region while listening to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic through their radio. Residents are encouraged to watch the firework shows from their porch.

Those interested can listen to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic by tuning their radio to one of several radio stations: Sunny 106.3 FM, Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, AM 740 KVOR, 92.9 Peak FM or the iHeartRadio App. KKTV News Channel 11 will also host a broadcast of the fireworks on KKTV.com.

Residents can also expect a flyover of Black Hawk helicopters from Fort Carson preceding the fireworks. From approximately 6:55-8 p.m., all are encouraged to look to the skies as the helicopters fly above several of the firework locations.

Firework show locations can be found at: http://www.coloradospringssports.org/4th-of-july-symphony-in-the-park/

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