Old Colorado City is located between downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Once slated to become the capital of Colorado, this historic neighborhood has grown a lot from its gold mining roots, while retaining the charm of days past with Victorian houses and businesses lining Colorado Avenue. It is the perfect blend of historic character, small-town charm and all the fun and excitement of a classic western town.
Major renovations to Bancroft Park were completed last summer after the park’s band shell was destroyed in a fire in 2017. A truly fantastic community effort resulted in a re-imagined park that reinvigorated the heart of Old Colorado City.
As for OCC residents, they hold a strong pride for their west side neighborhood that borders the Mesa, Midland and Pleasant Valley neighborhoods.
For more information about the rich history of Old Colorado City’s visit OCChs.org.
This neighborhood highlight is part of a series of neighborhoods that will be highlighted leading up the Sesquicentennial Celebration or 150th anniversary of Colorado Springs on July 31, 2021.