News

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:43pm
Capturing debris before it enters the stormwater system helps maintain a healthy stormwater system and helps prevent pollution from impacting our waterways. And that’s exactly what these innovative Gutter Bins do as they capture about 30 pounds of trash and debris a month that would have entered... Read more
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:56pm
A section of Sinton Trail that's been closed since January due to storm damage is now fenced off to prevent people from accessing the damaged portion of the trail. Since the trail was originally closed, it was discovered that a significant portion of the creek and embankment will need to be... Read more
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:17pm
Select from 20 cleanup sites in parks, trails and waterways throughout the region Registration is now open for the public to participate in the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup event Saturday, April 24.Volunteers may select from 20 sites throughout the region to clean parks, trails and waterways.
massive hole and cement pipe approximately 10-12 feet tall being installed underground
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:07am
What started as a City Stormwater project to address long-standing flash flooding concerns quickly evolved into a larger collaborative project with Colorado Springs Utilities and City Traffic Engineering to both reduce persistent flooding and improve aging infrastructure.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:34am
FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor met Mayor Suthers and Public Works Director Travis Easton at the Garden of the Gods detention facility to tour mitigation work in the area. The detention pond and additional mitigation work along Camp Creek are designed to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rock... Read more
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 9:55am
A project at Chelton Avenue and Santa Rosa Street will address long-standing roadway flooding and improve the neighborhood intersection. It is expected to last six to eight weeks, during which the intersection will be completely closed.
A group of bike riders break through a red ribbon stretched across the new bike path
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:30pm
Recent improvements to Cottonwood Creek Trail, which runs parallel to Cottonwood Creek, have created a direct route stretching from the Wolf Ranch neighborhood, located east of Powers Boulevard, to downtown Colorado Springs via the Santa Fe Regional Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:23pm
The final planting of native grasses and shrubs in the far northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park completes the construction phase of a large detention facility to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rockledge Ranch Historic Site and downstream neighborhoods from flooding during large storm... Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:40pm
Registration is now open for the public to participate in the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup event Saturday, May 2.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:38pm
The City of Colorado Springs received grant funding totaling nearly $4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for two flood mitigation projects.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:31am
There are lots of ways you can help make your community stronger. Find out where you you can use your knowledge, skills, and talents to make Colorado Springs an even better place to live, work, and play.
new pedestrian bridge across creek. Creek banks lined with concrete
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:33pm
We are wrapping up work at the south end of Rock Ledge Ranch as part of our long-term efforts to protect the Garden of the Gods Park and downstream communities from flooding. Stabilizing the channel that runs through the Ranch was necessary to protect the Rock Ledge Chapel and Chamber Street,... Read more