Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Check out this Natural Journal for kids from Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services! It's filled with fun activities that you can do with your kids right in your own backyard.... Read more
At its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, Colorado Springs’ City Council voted to adopt Public Art COS, the city’s first public art master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area... Read more
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is continuing work to complete improvement projects in City parks, sports and cultural facilities, and on trails. Funding for this myriad of improvements was approved by voters who passed ballot measure 2B in the November 2019 election,... Read more
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board awarded a $340,000 grant to the City of Colorado Springs to employ seasonal staff to complete critical stewardship projects in local parks and open spaces experiencing significant visitation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cintas Corporation named the TikTok-famous restroom in Bancroft Park the winner of its 2020 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As the winner, the City of Colorado Springs received a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or... Read more
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler, but there are plenty of ways to nurture your physical and mental wellbeing here in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. There is adventure all around us! Starting Nov. 12, there are 50 days until 2021. How many of these... Read more
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will begin maintenance work on three heavily-trafficked trail segments in Red Rock Canyon Open Space on Monday, Nov. 9. During the project, visitors can expect to see heavy equipment operating. Please plan alternate routes during this time... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking feedback from community members on the use of electric bikes (e-bikes) on its trail system. Currently, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department allows Class 1 e-bikes on all urban trails, but not on park and open space trails. Residents are... Read more
The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department has joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park... Read more
he South Suburban Reservoir, located adjacent to Stratton Open Space, will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, Oct. 14 through the spring of 2021. The area, a popular destination for dog owners, generally closes seasonally for the winter between first freeze and ice melt.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department received a donation earlier this month totaling $367,826. Funds will support the visitor experience, public safety programs and the next phase of restroom construction in the ever-popular Garden of the Gods Park.
Garden of the Gods Park will be closed to vehicles on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 a.m. to accommodate an Early Bird Hike & Bike. Offered free-of-charge by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department, this is an opportunity for recreationalists to enjoy the park and its roadways... Read more