Parks and Trails News

Parks and Trails News

empty road in Garden of the Gods
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:21am
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
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:15am
One of the City’s most popular parks is fully open after weeks of daily road closures, and it’s better than ever.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:56pm
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
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:50am
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.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:29pm
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
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.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 10:13am
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
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.
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:58pm
Effective March 15, climbing chalk or a chalk substitute of any kind or color cannot be used when climbing in Garden of the Gods Park. Climbing chalk was previously banned, however, this rule change now includes the restriction of all chalk substitutes in order to help preserve the natural beauty... Read more
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.
aerial view of acacia park. downtown building and mountains in the background. Some trees have golden leaves.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:16pm
There are approximately 270,000 trees in Colorado Springs’ public places. This includes along streets and trails, and in parks, but not in open spaces and areas along waterways. A new Urban Forest Management Plan establishes a baseline assessment of the City’s urban forest, the plan provides a road... Read more