Press Releases

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Guided public tours of the archaeological site will be available Nov. 17-20 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Weather dependent, these tours will begin at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center on the second floor balcony before departing for the site.
Open field at Venezia Park
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:20am
The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department recently received an award for John Venezia Park. The award recognizes the park for its design, innovative farm theme, and use of artificial turf to reduce water use. Venezia Park is also the second park facility to offer a... Read more
Empty road at Garden of the Gods
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:38pm
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department will begin implementing full after-hour gate closures at all entrances and exits to Garden of the Gods Park on Wednesday (Oct. 10).
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:59am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a transportation study conducted earlier this year, the Garden of the Gods Foundation and the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department partnered to implement a free public shuttle from May 26 Sept. 2 in Garden of the Gods Park... Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Garden of the Gods Trading Post announced today that the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department will receive $100,000 each year from 2019 to 2029, for a gift totaling $1 million. The donation, which honors the Trading Post’s... Read more
dirt trail in need of repairs
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:36am
Two popular trails in Garden of the Gods Park are getting a makeover! Expect to see crews and experience occasional closures from now through the end of the year on the Gateway and Foothills Trails. Thank you for your patience as we work to make getting around the park even easier and better!
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:08pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The public is invited to attend a community meeting at the Hillside Community Center Wednesday (Sept. 12) at 5:30 p.m. to learn more and take part in future project planning in the Hillside community, including the Leon Young Pavilion. The meeting is being hosted by the... Read more
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 8:34am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On Sunday, Oct. 7 – one month from today – the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will host a Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park. The special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within the park from 5 a.m.-noon. The... Read more
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 1:03pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department will begin implementing an after-hour gate closure at the Ridge Road entrance to Garden of the Gods Park on Friday (Sept. 7). The gate will help administer the park’s official closure time and... Read more
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:11am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Residents will soon see activity at the Eni R. Jaspersen Beach House at Prospect Lake, as the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department begins a renovation of the iconic spot in Memorial Park.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 1:21pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the repair of a mechanical issue and scheduled repairs to the slide, the Memorial Park Family Center YMCA indoor pool has been reopened to the public. The pool closed on July 10 due to flooding in the control room. “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience... Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department is installing gates at all of the roadway access points surrounding Garden of the Gods Park. Once installed, the gates will allow for the implementation of overnight gate closures that will... Read more