Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:03pm
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
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:04am
Test results confirm the presence of blue-green algae in Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. During the closure, the following activities are prohibited: swimming, bathing, paddle boarding, tubing, water skiing and non-motorized boating of any kind. No pets are allowed. The use of permitted motorized... Read more
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 4:36pm
The City of Colorado Springs has closed Prospect Lake, in Memorial Park, effective immediately, until further notice due to the presumed return of toxic algae.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:50am
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board approved two new master plans: the Austin Bluffs Open Space Master and Management Plan and the Downtown Historic Parks Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized... Read more
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:11pm
COLORADO SPRINGS/MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs and the City of Manitou Springs are collaborating on a plan to reopen the Manitou Incline aligned with recommended public health modifications, including measures to better ensure physical distancing. The City of Colorado... Read more
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:46pm
The Colorado Springs City Council at its regular meeting on June 9 voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of more than 340 acres of open space properties near the Cedar Heights and Oak Valley Ranch neighborhoods.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:16pm
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at approximately 4:59 A.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was notified of a traffic crash at the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and East Fountain Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they located two involved vehicles, a semi-trailer... Read more
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 3:36pm
Several Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services facilities and programs that have been closed or suspended due to COVID-19 will return over the next few weeks with public health modifications. The reopening of these facilities and return of programs is aligned with updated public health guidance... Read more
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 1:15pm
The City of Colorado Springs is partnering with El Pomar Foundation to offer expanded summer employment opportunities. Through more than $80,000 of grant funding provided to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department, 24 additional seasonal staff will be hired to support summer camps,... Read more
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:12pm
Construction began this week on a mitigation project in the Bear Creek Watershed to reduce possible future damage to High Drive and its drainage system and reduce sediment transport into Bear Creek. Work will periodically impact access to High Drive, a multi-use recreational trail in North Cheyenne... Read more
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:23pm
The final planting of native grasses and shrubs in the far northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park completes the construction phase of a large detention facility to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rockledge Ranch Historic Site and downstream neighborhoods from flooding during large storm... Read more
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 4:18pm
The Manitou Incline is owned by three partners – the City of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Springs Utilities. These partners, along with the City of Manitou Springs, which has specific roles around enforcement and parking, are all stakeholders in this popular part of the... Read more