Several City facilities closed, City offers Independence Day activities
Many City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be CLOSED Monday, July 5 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
The following facilities will remain OPEN Monday:
- 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 on Sunday, July 4, the final 9-hole tee time is 2:56 p.m., final 18-hole tee time is 12:55 p.m. and last call for Patty Jewett Bar and Grill is 5 p.m. The gates to the course will close at 6:30 p.m., as the fireworks show is a closed event.
- 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
- Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
- Uncle Wilber Fountain in Acacia Park
- The Watering Hole Spray Ground at Venezia Park
- Valley Hi Golf Course
4th of July Symphony from Your Porch: The “4th of July Symphony from Your Porch” returns this year. Traditionally held in Memorial Park, the event will not be held in the park for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. However, like 2020, residents will have the option of viewing several different fireworks shows across the Pikes Peak region while listening to a patriotic concert through their radio. Residents are encouraged to watch the firework shows from their porch.
Those interested in listening to the radio broadcast can tune in 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 and its Facebook page.
Residents can also expect a flyover of Black Hawk helicopters from Fort Carson preceding the fireworks. From approximately 5-6 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 COS4thOfJuly.org.
Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch (July 4): From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will host a variety of activities, including:
- Music by the Pikes Peak Brass Band and Strings and Things, as well as reenactments from notable historical figures such as Jackson Palmer and Katherine Lee Bates
- A performance from the Seven Falls Indian Dancers
- Carnival games, rope making, candy scramble and wagon rides
- Various interpreters from the American Indian Area, Galloway Homestead, Rock Ledge House & Chambers Farm, Orchard House Estate, Blacksmith Shop, and the Garden & General Store
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+), and $4 for children (6-17). Children age 5 and under are free. There will be discounts available for active duty military with an ID. Some activities require extra tickets, which can be purchased for $.50 each. For additional information, visit RockLedgeRanch.com or call (719) 578-6777.