Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services News

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services News

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:10pm
Saving birds can start with the flip of a switch. Every night, millions of lights turn on in the city. When birds pass over big, bright cities at night, these artificial lights can cause them to crash into windows and buildings, and leave them disoriented and vulnerable. We can help make their... Read more
two owls sitting in a nest in a tree
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 9:11am
Nature and science fans of all ages in Colorado Springs have a chance to help scientists collect information about the wildlife in and around Colorado Springs! Participating is easy! All you have to do is observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals and fungi using the free app iNaturalist.
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 3:14pm
A portion of Gold Camp Road is now closed to vehicles until further notice due to a large boulder blocking the roadway.
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.
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.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 9:00am
Prospect Lake in Memorial Park is reopen to recreational use as of Friday, Sept. 4. The reopening follows a nearly 12-week closure due to elevated levels of microcystin toxin, which is produced by cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:11pm
City Forestry is removing dozens of mid-sized Siberian elm and black locust trees and thousands of seedlings as part of a project to control invasive species in Monument Valley Park. Native vegetation will naturally grow in once the invasive species are removed.
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:09pm
At a time when good news is at a premium, nine local entities received significant gifts from the estate of long-time Colorado Springs residents Milton and Darlene Johnson.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:29am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A portion of Gold Camp Road – from pull-off No. 5 to Captain Jacks parking lot – will be closed on Friday, Aug. 7, from approximately 6 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s anticipated that this will be the final closure for this project.
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:25pm
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will begin improvements on a segment of the Palmer-Mesa Trail on Monday, Aug. 3. The trail segment, located parallel to 30th Street, will be closed for the duration of the project, which is expected to last through the end of September.
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 3:34pm
The completion of significant renovations to Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City were celebrated on Friday, July 24 during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the park.The renovation was spurred by an accidental fire in the park’s band shell in 2017 and driven by a community-led effort to reinvigorate the... Read more
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 3:04pm
The city’s newest play area – Patty Jewett Junction – was celebrated by local leaders during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Officials also recognized the completion of recent improvements to Shooks Run Trail, which is part of Legacy Loop.