The City of Colorado Springs announced today that Britt Haley has been selected as the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PRCS) director pending city council confirmation. Haley has been serving as the acting parks director since Karen Palus’ departure on June 3, 2022. Prior to that, Haley... Read more
The Union Printers Home Foundation is transferring 429 cemetery spaces to Evergreen Cemetery. The Union Printers Home opened in 1892 as the world's largest tuberculosis care facility, treating over 25,000 patients. The facility purchased nearly 1,500 spaces in Evergreen Cemetery for their residents... Read more
Upcoming special events, including the 11th annual What If…Festival of Innovation and Imagination (Sept. 10), the 7th annual Firefighter Incline Climb (Sept. 11), and the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony will impact access to downtown Colorado Springs and the Manitou Incline.
The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will host the third Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park. The special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within the park from 8 a.m.-noon.
Prospect Lake in Memorial Park is open as of Friday morning after being closed Thursday, Sept. 1 to bodily contact following a positive test for an elevated concentration of E. coli. The lake water was tested a second time on Sept. 1 and staff received the results Sept. 2. The initial test on Aug.... Read more
September 1, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Prospect Lake in Memorial Park is closed effective immediately to bodily contact following a positive test for an elevated concentration of E. coli. Signs will be posted around the lake alerting users of the closure.
The test, which drew a water sample... Read more
The newly renovated Panorama Park celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday, Aug. 20. Councilmember Yolanda Avila and project partners El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH), RISE | Southeast Colorado Springs, and Trust for Public Land (TPL) joined Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers in a ceremonial... Read more
The grand reopening celebration of Panorama Park is Saturday, Aug. 20. This free, family-friendly event kicks off at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony and official ribbon cutting on the park’s new event lawn. The ceremony will feature Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius who will perform an... Read more
Upcoming special events, including the Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit and Starlight Spectacular (Aug. 13), the 7th annual Firefighter Incline Climb, the 66th annual Pikes Peak Ascent (Sept. 17) and the 67th annual Pikes Peak Marathon (Sept. 18), will impact access to popular Colorado Springs park... Read more
The Foothills Trail in Garden of the Gods Park reopened this week along with a new multi-use trail underpass beneath Gateway Road. The new connection allows bikes and pedestrians to cross under the road without having to negotiate traffic. Trail users should be aware that construction activities... Read more
A new self-guided audio tour has launched for Garden of the Gods Park. The free TravelStorys GPS mobile application provides visitors with a personal tour guide, sharing stories about the park’s diverse ecosystems, geology, cultures, and more.