Press Releases

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:12pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo —The public is invited to participate in wildlife viewing, nature walks, youth crafts and much more at the 14thAnnual Bighorn Sheep Day, Feb. 9. The event will include wildlife viewing stations with shuttle bus access, along with live animals and free giveaways. WHAT... Read more
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:53am
This event was rescheduled due to weather. New date and time are below.
Garden of the Gods
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:57am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Over the last several years, the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department has welcomed and served an ever-increasing number of visitors, and 2018 was no exception. Record-setting annual visitation was recorded at several sites, including the Colorado... Read more
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:47am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Young bicyclists now have three acres dedicated to helping them develop confidence and competence. A new youth bike park, adjacent to Hillside Community Center, includes a street skills course along with a mountain bike skills and obstacle course.  “The kids at Hillside... Read more
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!
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.