Parks and Trails News

Parks and Trails News

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 4:36pm
The City of Colorado Springs has closed Prospect Lake, in Memorial Park, effective immediately, until further notice due to the presumed return of toxic algae.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:50am
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board approved two new master plans: the Austin Bluffs Open Space Master and Management Plan and the Downtown Historic Parks Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized... Read more
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:11pm
COLORADO SPRINGS/MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs and the City of Manitou Springs are collaborating on a plan to reopen the Manitou Incline aligned with recommended public health modifications, including measures to better ensure physical distancing. The City of Colorado... Read more
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:46pm
The Colorado Springs City Council at its regular meeting on June 9 voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of more than 340 acres of open space properties near the Cedar Heights and Oak Valley Ranch neighborhoods.
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:49pm
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board at its monthly meeting Thursday, May 14 recommended by unanimous vote a proposal for the City of Colorado Springs to acquire more than 340 acres of open space near the Cedar Heights and Oak Valley Ranch neighborhoods. The acquisitions will... Read more
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:40pm
The TOPS working committee recommended a proposal for the City to purchase 340 acres of open space land near the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. The process of potentially acquiring the open space is just beginning. Next, it will be considered by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory... Read more
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:13pm
Pop Quiz! What does the “Safer At Home” phase mean for our parks, trails and open spaces? They’re still open... BUT we need you to spread out! Jen and Ted talk with the city’s parks director about some of the issues they’re dealing with and easy ways to find new parks and trails to explore.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:37am
Manitou has made a decision to enact an emergency closure of the Incline within its city limits. The City of Colorado Springs encourages all residents to comply with Manitou’s temporary emergency order.
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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 1:41pm
The City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has offered the following public health guidance for City parks, trails and open spaces.
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 1:45pm
Parks are still open and a great way to get out of the house for some exercise and entertainment. Just remember to follow these social distancing guidelines.
America the Beautiful Park
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:36pm
While the street closure is in place, the Julie Penrose Fountain will not operate. In addition, special events have been relocated and the park’s pavilions are not available to rent during this time. The park, adjacent trail system and playground will remain open to the public, though parking will... Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board unanimously voted to approve the Boulder Park master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the... Read more