The latest construction photos from Panorama Park show the park taking shape as crews build a new universally accessible playground and sensory area, multipurpose turf field, skatepark, bike course with ramps and jumps to delight all skill levels, a basketball court, water feature, and install public art.
Prior to this renovation, the majority of land in Panorama was under-developed. What remained from the original park design was a small playground, baseball backstop and benches, a small pavilion and a dirt parking lot.
This is the biggest neighborhood park project the City has ever done.
One of the art features is a tile art mural comprised of more than 7,000 individual tiles to be made by community members. These tiles will come together to create two mosaics titled “Sharing our Light” and “Stepping into our Power.” Registration is now open for community members to attend a free workshop where they can create a tile(s) to add to the mosaic and be a part of Panorama Park. Register and find more information at ColoradoSprings.gov/PanoramaPark.
Project funding and partners
The total project cost is an estimated $8.5 million from a variety of funding sources, including $500,000 from 2018 TABOR retention funds approved by voters as ballot issue 2B in 2019; $1 million from Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) sales tax funds; $4 million from Parkland Dedication Ordinance funds; and funding from private partners. Major funding partners include the Colorado Health Foundation; Colorado Springs Health Foundation; El Pomar Foundation; Gazette Charities and the Anschutz Foundation; Great Outdoors Colorado; Lyda Hill Philanthropies; Southeast Colorado Springs RISE Coalition; Transforming Safety Colorado; and The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization.project page.
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