Saving birds can start with the flip of a switch. Every night, millions of lights turn on in the city. When birds pass over big, bright cities at night, these artificial lights can cause them to crash into windows and buildings, and leave them disoriented and vulnerable. We can help make their... Read more
Visitors to North Cheyenne Cañon Park can now access the newly paved parking area above Hellen Hunt Falls. On weekdays North Cheyenne Canyon Road is closed as crews continue work on additional parking improvements within the Park and the improved parking area is only accessible via Gold Camp Road.... Read more
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services department announced the postponement of its electrical assisted bicycle (e-bike) pilot program until further notice. The delayed start will allow the department to continue its due diligence in seeking further clarification on the definition of e-bikes... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking applications to fill one opening for a three-year term on the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Advisory Board and two or three alternate positions. Members must be residents of the City of Colorado Springs and may serve up to two consecutive three-... Read more
Beginning Thursday, May 27 through late August, the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Paseo Road will close to all traffic to facilitate bridge maintenance work and improvements to a section of the Rock Island Trail. Detours will be in place and travelers are encouraged to avoid the area.
April was not only Earth Month, but also National Poetry Month. The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department recently held a Leave No Trace trainer course for the new Trails Open Space and Parks (TOPS) seasonal staff members. In celebration of these two themes, we... Read more
As residents and visitors start planning summer activities, including what to do over Memorial Day weekend, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department is sharing a few reminders for those who plan to hike the Manitou Incline.
Colorado Springs is celebrating our 150th anniversary by planting 18,071 trees to commemorate the city’s founding in 1871 by General William J. Palmer. The beauty of the Pikes Peak Region is what attracted Palmer to plan for a resort community at the foot of Pikes Peak. At the time, the city could... Read more
Crews will break ground on major renovations at Panorama Park on May 8, 2021. The 13.5 acre park is located in Southeast Colorado Springs, adjacent to Panorama Middle School. It is the largest neighborhood park renovation in city history.
North Cheyenne Canyon Road, within North Cheyenne Cañon Park, will be closed daily Monday-Friday from May 3-28 to allow for the movement of construction material during a parking lot improvement project. Gold Camp Road from the northern boundary of North Cheyenne Cañon Park to Helen Hunt Falls,... Read more
Our city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, had thousands of trees brought into Colorado Springs back in the 1870s. We’re celebrating his legacy and our city’s 150th anniversary with a Tree Challenge! Meet our City Forester Dennis Will, find out why trees are such a big deal and learn how... Read more