Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:09pm
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
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 9:18am
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
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:06pm
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
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:02am
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.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:23pm
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.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:23am
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
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:51am
The City has purchased 315 acres of open space on the city’s western edge. Purchased with Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax revenue, these areas were identified in the 2014 Park System Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a... Read more
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:36pm
Approximately 200 cyclists are expected to take part in the event, which will start at 2 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Racers will be conducting practice loops on the course in Palmer Park Thursday morning, before the race officially begins.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:21am
At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Public Art Commission unanimously recommended 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... Read more
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 9:00am
Prospect Lake in Memorial Park is reopen to recreational use as of Friday, Sept. 4. The reopening follows a nearly 12-week closure due to elevated levels of microcystin toxin, which is produced by cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:43am
The first phase of the new Northern Incline Return Trail is now complete and open to the public. It offers two new return options for hikers, both located in the bottom half of the Manitou Incline.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 11:26am
A project is underway to remove noxious weeds from 17.5 acres in both Garden of the Gods Park and the adjacent Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. The work, which includes spot treatment of the weeds and distribution of a native seed mix, is an important conservation effort for the overall health of... Read more