Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 10:56am
A three-phased public participation process for Colorado Springs residents to help inform the future of the Westside Community Center began April 18 with an online survey. The full process will take place through the end of May. Public input collected through this process will be shared with City... Read more
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 9:43am
Take 5 in the Garden of the Gods 5K and 5 mile returns to Colorado Springs Saturday, May 7, from 6-10 a.m. Over 1,000 participants are expected to race and can choose between a 5K or 5-mile trail or road race. Due to the event, all roads will be temporarily closed through Garden of the Gods. Trail... Read more
Cresta Open Space
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 9:40am
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department invites community members to attend an open house to learn about plans for a new mountain bike pump track and skills trail in Cresta Open Space, which is located on Cresta Road, near Cheyenne Mountain High School. The open house is from 5-6:... Read more
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 3:07pm
Construction on a new play area in Acacia Park is underway. New equipment, including a unique Ninja Warrior-like climbing structure, plus a tot lot with colorful rubberized features, a slide and a spinner, will be added as part of the project.
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 12:17pm
Thousands of local kids will benefit from the opportunity to play youth sports free of charge through at least 2026, thanks to a program created by Olympic City USA.
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 5:05pm
The Center for Strategic Ministry (CSM) has operated the Westside Community Center in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs since 2010. This operational contract ends May 31, 2022.  Starting June 1, the center will run on a revised schedule, operating Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This will... Read more
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:43pm
The North Slope Recreation Area along the Pikes Peak Highway will open Sunday, May 1, weather dependent. This includes the North and South Catamount reservoirs. Crystal Reservoir is closed to boating and fishing due to a Colorado Springs Utilities maintenance and repair project expected to last... Read more
looking up at a hawk flying overhead. blue sky and clouds behind bird
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 3:04pm
Nature and science fans of all ages are asked to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals and fungi using the free app, iNaturalist. Scientists can use the collected pools of data to better understand and conserve urban wildlife habitat. More than 350 cities worldwide will participate... Read more
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:21pm
The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department is teaming up with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for an American Sign Language-supported volunteer project in Stratton Open Space on Saturday, April 23.
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 3:44pm
The public is invited to provide ideas and input for the design and development of Coleman Community Park at a community forum on May 21. Coleman is a 70-acre mostly undeveloped park site located on the east side of Colorado Springs, near the intersection of Tutt Boulevard and Barnes Road.
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 3:16pm
This spring, our park rangers joined forces with Kids on Bikes and the Catamount Institute to offer an amazing spring break program called B.O.L.T., Building Outdoor Leaders Today. The program works to engage high school students in outdoor recreation while exploring career opportunities, citizen... Read more
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 2:33pm
With an infusion of $2.7M from the City’s reserves, Mayor John Suthers on Monday announced the launch of “Keep It Clean COS,” a comprehensive initiative aimed at reducing litter in Colorado Springs.