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Red Rocks Canyon
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 3:09pm
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has reopened all trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space that were temporarily closed over the weekend while Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) tracked an aggressive bear that confronted a hiker and two dogs Thursday near the Section 16 Trailhead.... Read more
Algae in the water
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:13am
More testing of water in Prospect Lake shows high levels of microcystin, which can be produced by blue-green algae. The toxin is dangerous to people and animals.
Warning sign posted on the shore of Prospect Lake
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:17pm
The City of Colorado Springs has closed Prospect Lake, in Memorial Park, effective immediately, until further notice. A precautionary water sample taken from the lake Friday morning, Aug. 9, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) tested positive for mycrocystin toxin... Read more
image of a bear
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 8:38am
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is temporarily closing several trails in Red Rock Canyon Open Space while Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracks an aggressive bear. The bear confronted a hiker and two dogs Thursday afternoon near the Section 16 Trailhead. There were no serious... Read more
construction fencing surrounding Bancroft Park
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:12pm
Bancroft Park has been in the heart of Old Colorado City since it was just, well, Colorado City. Back then, Bancroft acted as the town square. Today, it remains a central part of everyday life in Old Colorado City’s bustling shopping district, hosting a weekly farmers market, car shows, and... Read more
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:07am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department operates four spray grounds and fountains located throughout the city. As summer winds down, the Deerfield Hills Spray Ground and the Julie Penrose Fountain will begin running on reduced days and hours beginning Aug.... Read more
large red cube balancing on one corner
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:16am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – To guide future public art activities and address its current and future art collection, the City has begun the process of creating its first public art master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized... Read more
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:19am
Closures due to Barr Trail Mountain Race and Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Manitou Incline will be closed during the Barr Trail Mountain Race on July 28, and the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent, Aug. 24 and 25. The following closure times will be implemented due to... Read more
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:14am
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO July 17, 2019 – The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) has once again received one of the highest recognition available to any museum in the United States, accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Initially accredited in 1992, the CSPM must undergo an... Read more
Photo of Garden of the Gods
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:03pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A section of Foothills Trail, between Blair Bridge and the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center underpass, will close temporarily from July 29-Aug. 26 due to necessary utility work that is part of a flood mitigation project underway in the northeastern portion of... Read more
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:22pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Tuesday (July 16), crews will begin an improvement project on Bancroft Park, located in the heart of Old Colorado City. The project seeks to expand and enhance the plaza space, remove the existing picnic pavilion, add a new restroom facility, provide a new... Read more