The Westside Community Center continues to be a resource for the thriving and active west side of Colorado Springs. The Center for Strategic Ministry, a supporting organization of Woodmen Valley Chapel, began operating the Westside Community Center in 2010. As of June 1, 2022, the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department resumed operations for the Westside Community Center.
Starting in September of 2022, the Westside Community Center will begin operating as a public-private partnership. This new operational model integrates feedback from resident recommendations. It includes City staffing and operational funding while providing partnership and revenue-generating opportunities with external entities, including nonprofit organizations. Read more here.
The Westside Community Center currently partners and hosts various community groups at the facility:
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will continue to host the groups and their current programs. No new programs or activities will be added to the schedule during this time of transition.
The current operating hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Westside Community Center houses 71 eight-foot beds at a "first-come, first served" basis. Garden Members will pay a $30.00 participation fee per bed and have access to hoses and water during the gardening season. Garden members must bring their own supplies including watering tools and plants. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.