Spray Grounds and Fountains

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The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department manages several spray grounds and fountains that are available in the summer months (generally Memorial Day to Labor Day).

When the outside temperatures are not expected to reach above 65 degrees, sites may close for the day. Operations are expected to resume when the hot temperatures return. If in doubt, please contact the site prior to going for some water fun!

Uncle Wilber Fountain at Acacia Park

Located downtown in Acacia Park at the corner of Tejon and Bijou streets 80903

  • Opening day for 2022 season: Saturday, May 28, weather pending
  • Daily hours of operation: Noon-6 p.m.

Please note, fountain sessions are 12-2 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m., and 5-6 p.m. Also, be aware that there is construction in Acacia Park this summer adjacent to Uncle Wilber Fountain as crews build a new play area. The existing playground equipment has been removed. The new play area is expected to reopen this fall.

Admission is free.

Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park 

Located downtown in America the Beautiful Park on Cimino Drive, directly across from the new Park Union Pedestrian Bridge

  • Opening day for 2022 season: Saturday, May 28, weather pending
  • Daily hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please note, fountain sessions are 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., and 4-5 p.m.

Admission is free.

Deerfield Hills Spray Ground at Deerfield Hills Community Center

Located adjacent to the Deerfield Hills Community Center in southeast Colorado Springs.

  • Back to School Hours beginning August 8-September 4
  • Daily hours of operation: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
  • Please note, spray ground sessions are 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m.; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; and 4-5 p.m
  • The Spray Ground is open for the last day of the season Labor Day (Sept. 5) from 10 am – 5 pm

The spray ground includes 16 different water spray features containing over 50 individual spray nozzles and various features including Bell Trios, Foaming Geysers, Ground Geysers, Soak Stations, Water Jellys, Water Quests, Water Trios and a Water Wall!

Admission is free (donations gladly accepted on-site).

Spray Ground Tips

  • Food is allowed in designated areas only.
  • No glass containers in the spray ground area.
  • For participants wearing diapers, plastic pants must be worn over the diapers (this includes swim diapers).
  • Avoid bringing valuables. The spray ground does not have lockers for your belongings. DHCC is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • All park property is designated non-smoking (to include electronic devices, marijuana, tobacco) as defined by City Ordinance #17-7 (6.6.201, 6.6.202, 6.6.203)
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited in city parks, Ordinance No. 21-9-410.
  • Groups of 12 or more need to complete a reservation agreement for weekday use.
  • The site will close for inclement weather.
  • Parking is limited.
  • No pets, please.

Want to host a party at the spray ground?

Parties can be arranged at the spray ground on Saturdays and Sundays at 10-11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from June 1-Sept. 4.

Cost: $35/hour, includes party pavilion with one table, plus 10 invitations and 10 goodie bags

Private Rental: after-hours only, upon availability. Contact the community center for details at 719-385-5996.

Party Tips:

·         The spray ground is open for public use during regular (non-private) birthday party rentals.

·         Additional tables in the general pavilion are on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one per group.

Questions?

(719) 385-5996 or deerfield@coloradosprings.gov

The Water Hole at Venezia Park

Located in northeast Colorado Springs at John Venezia Community Park

  • Opening day for 2022 season: Saturday, May 28, weather pending
  • Daily hours of operation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Please note, sessions are 10 a.m.-noon, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.

Admission is free.

Questions and Contact Information

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @COSFountains for up to date closure, maintenance, and weather delay information.

Report a maintenance issue at fountains@coloradosprings.gov.This email is for maintenance issues only and is not monitored for other questions or concerns.

Questions? Call 719-385-5940 x 9

Lightning Safety Procedures

Lightning can occur with or without rain. Parks staff follow the “30/30” rule. This means when there is less than 30 seconds between lightning and the resulting thunder, fountains and spray grounds are turned off. They are turned back on 30 minutes after the last time thunder is heard. The same counting method will be used for hearing Bang to Bang or seeing Flash to Flash. Under 30 seconds, patrons should seek immediate shelter in a safe location until operations resume.