Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Calendar

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 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.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 1:29pm
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.
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 11:22am
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
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:33am
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
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:32am
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