Welcome to Westside Community Center
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 mission of the Westside Community Center campus is to provide inclusive community enrichment through:
- Arts, culture and music
- Health and wellness
- Education and learning
- Recreational offerings
- Social connections
- Other activities promoting community cohesiveness
The Westside Community Center campus is a thriving destination for community growth, learning, connection, and wellness.
Programs and Activities
The Westside Community Center currently partners and hosts various community groups at the facility:
- African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs (Candice McKnight) 719-332-9900
- Funky Little Theater Co. 719-654-3312
- Silver Key Connections Café 719-884-2300
- United Hearts Community School 719-505-5954
- Westside Cares Food Pantry 719-339-6430
- Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-209-1717
- Colorado Visiting Nurses – Foot Care Clinic – 719-577-4448
Community Garden and Composting
Westside Community Center’s community garden includes 71 eight-foot beds at a “first come, first served” basis. Garden beds are $30 each for the season and includes water. Payment is accepted online with credit/debit card. Cash or check is accepted at the Center during hours of operation.
Food to Power has partnered with Westside Community Center to offer their composting drop-off service to Westside residents. Composting bins are located just west of the community garden. Register for the service to save food waste from the landfill. Learn more about Food to Power’s composting program.
Check back for the 2024 gardening online registration.
Now accepting proposals for programs and services
The City is now accepting applications for prospective programs, service providers and tenants at the Westside Community Center. The Working Committee will review and make recommendations to the City as to what programs, services and tenants should be hosted at the campus.
Please follow the links below to submit your proposal online via DocuSign. Please note that a valid email address is required. You may also download and print this form for manual completion and submission.
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Review the proposal guide at the beginning of each proposal form for details on the proposal process.
Westside Community Center Working Committee
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board has created the Westside Community Center Working Committee. This Working Committee serves to provide recommendations to City staff on programs, services, and tenants to host at the Westside Community Center campus. The working committee meets monthly to review and recommend proposals for utilizing space at the Westside Community Center campus. For more information about the working committee, visit the Westside Community Center Working Committee page.