Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

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
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The community playground in Palmer Park, including restrooms and the surrounding area, will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 25-27 for the installation of roughly 1.5 acres of bluegrass. The playground will reopen once the sod has been laid, however, the public is asked to... Read more
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:36am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Eni R. Jaspersen Beach House at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park was granted $316,100 from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) this month. An ongoing project, the facility is expected to offer programming as early as this fall with completion of the exterior anticipated by... Read more
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:14am
The Eni R. Jaspersen Beach House at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park was granted $316,100 from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) this month. An ongoing project, the facility is expected to offer programming as early as this fall with completion of the exterior anticipated by spring 2021.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:07am
The Manitou Incline will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 23 for the Pikes Peak Marathon. Hikers will not be able to make an online reservation that day.