Parks, Trails & Open Spaces

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About Our Parks

Located at the base of Pikes Peak, the City of Colorado Springs has over 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails that include renown attractions like Garden of the Gods and the Manitou Incline trail.

City parks encompass a diverse array of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands and scenic mesas.

Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhoodA geographic sub0area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, the period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. parks, athletic facilities and open spaces that contribute to the department's mission to enhance the quality of life for its residents.

The list continues to grow as the department adds and maintains recreational areas, with many new areas in development. 

Beginning October 1, the Parks Division begins the process winterizing outdoor restroom facilities. Once completed, those sites will remain closed until May of the following year.

Parks, Trails & Open Spaces Map

Parks Map