Colorado Springs recently earned the No. 7 spot on a list ranking the top 25 emerging destinations in the world. It is one of only two United States destinations on the TripAdvisor list, which is part of the travel website’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards.
Garden of the Gods Park is hosting its 16th annual Bighorn Sheep Day on Saturday, Feb. 13. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join this virtual event to learn more about Colorado’s state mammal, the Rocky Mountain big horn sheep.
Thanks to a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award, the City is one step closer to it's goal to bring innovative, original artwork that reflects the community’s identity into the new Panorama Park design. Next steps in the realization of the new artwork will begin with the convening of an expert... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department will begin implementing nightly after-hour gate closures in Red Rock Canyon Open Space on Friday, Feb. 5. The gates, located at the park’s main entrance off Highway 24, will restrict access while the park is closed, 9 p... Read more
A section of North Cheyenne Canyon Road, from the main entrance of North Cheyenne Cañon Park to the parking lot at Helen Hunt Falls, will be closed weekdays (Monday-Friday) beginning Feb. 8 to facilitate the construction of a temporary bypass road ahead of a larger bridge replacement project in the... Read more
Based on the belief that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy the numerous benefits of youth sports, Olympic City USA is leveraging support from Comcast NBCUniversal and Children’s Hospital Colorado to make soccer free for kids in Pre-K - 2nd grade registered through the Parks,... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center are accepting applications for commercial use permits for Garden of the Gods Park, which will be effective starting Jan. 1, 2021. The park, which welcomes more than... 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