We just wrapped up an amazing Hot Spot Week full of fun and educational events all focused on lessening our impacts in our parks and open spaces. Over the week, we held 15 events and activities, and provided Leave No Trace education to more than 430 people and 250 furry friends. Our outdoor spaces... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs Parks Department uses a multi-faceted approach to better defend against pests. The objective is to control nuisance and noxious weeds in the City parks, open spaces, and public right of ways and insects that can be damaging to the urban tree canopy. Several areas are ... Read more
On Saturday, Oct. 9, the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will host a Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park. The special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within the park from 5 a.m.-noon that day. As previously announced, visitors can also... Read more
A section of Sinton Trail that's been closed since January due to storm damage is now fenced off to prevent people from accessing the damaged portion of the trail. Since the trail was originally closed, it was discovered that a significant portion of the creek and embankment will need to be... Read more
Crews have started restoring a historic pavilion in Monument Valley Park. Rehabilitation efforts on the nearly 100-year-old structure include repairing the roof, removing and replacing the pavilion ceiling and rotten wood fascia around the pavilion, and repainting the entire structure.
April was not only Earth Month, but also National Poetry Month. The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department recently held a Leave No Trace trainer course for the new Trails Open Space and Parks (TOPS) seasonal staff members. In celebration of these two themes, we... Read more
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.
This special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within Garden of the Gods park from 5 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 24, offering guests a unique experience in the park. Without vehicular traffic, the natural sights and sounds of the garden come alive for visitors to experience the park in a... Read more
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.