Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

two owls sitting in a nest in a tree
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 9:11am
Nature and science fans of all ages in Colorado Springs have a chance to help scientists collect information about the wildlife in and around Colorado Springs! Participating is easy! All you have to do is observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals and fungi using the free app iNaturalist.
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 3:14pm
A portion of Gold Camp Road is now closed to vehicles until further notice due to a large boulder blocking the roadway.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:48am
Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center and Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Site
1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:08pm
You decide to add a tree to your yard, but how will you ever choose the right one? Selecting a new tree can be fun and exciting, but it can be overwhelming too. Here are seven tips that will help you make the right decision when choosing your tree.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 10:13am
This special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within Garden of the Gods park from 5 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 24, offering guests a unique experience in the park. Without vehicular traffic, the natural sights and sounds of the garden come alive for visitors to experience the park in a... Read more
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:20pm
In this podcast: What does it mean to “leave no trace”? And why does it matter? Hear from one of our city’s awesome park rangers about keeping our favorite parks, trails and open spaces in top shape. She’ll also reveal a famous figure behind this effort, specifically at the Manitou Incline.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:15am
The installation of new artificial turf on three softball fields at Cottonwood Creek Park is now complete. The turf is a cost and water-saving measure that will save an estimated 2.8 million gallons of water annually.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 8:35am
It has been said that cigarettes are the last socially accepted form of litter. To many of us, the idea that a cigarette butt is, in fact, litter seems obvious, yet the problem persists. Yet another socially accepted type of litter is all too common in our parks, trails and open spaces: food waste... Read more
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 2:20pm
Effective Monday, March 22, the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until May 23. The closure is for the safety of all visitors and workers as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex enters the final phase of construction.
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:58pm
Effective March 15, climbing chalk or a chalk substitute of any kind or color cannot be used when climbing in Garden of the Gods Park. Climbing chalk was previously banned, however, this rule change now includes the restriction of all chalk substitutes in order to help preserve the natural beauty... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:06pm
Electric bike (e-bike) access on City trails will be expanded during a year-long pilot program starting May 31. The program will allow Class 1 e-bikes, pedal-assist bicycles that can only be activated through a pedaling action, on all City trails that currently allow bicycles, rather than just... Read more
Playground at Venezia Park
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:50pm
City Council gave final approval Feb. 23 to update the Parkland Dedication Ordinance (PLDO), which requires residential developers to provide land for parks or pay comparable fees to provide parkland for new residents.