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2 years 8 months ago

Pools were too costly to keep open

Time is running out to make a splash in the pool at the Colorado Springs Recreation Center in Memorial Park. The center is among three city owned pools that will be closing at the end of the week. Kevin and Tina Dessart own Swim Colorado Inc. which took over...

2 years 8 months ago

Swimming pools closing Friday

The new year will is shaping up to be a dry one in Colorado Springs as three of the city's four public swimming pools will be closing on Friday. The group Swim Colorado, Incorporated, which took over management of the pools during the 2010 budget crisis, told the city they...

2 years 11 months ago

Flying off on high note

Mother Nature gave the pilots of the Colorado Balloon Classic a beautiful send off Monday morning. Memorial Park was filled with color as 62 balloons took to the skies above Colorado Springs. Temperatures were cool and there was hardly any wind to speak of. The balloon classic is celebrating...

2 years 11 months ago

Balloon Classic day 2

The Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park was off to a fabulous start today. Yesterday, winds were over 40mph, preventing balloons from launching. Today, winds died down and balloons took flight. Around 70 balloons took off starting at 7am. Tens of thousands of people came to see the...

3 years 2 months ago

Spring Spree 2011 is on

Springs Spree in Memorial Park is underway. BBQ, funnel cake, hot dogs, rides, music and much more awaits you this morning at the festival. The event runs until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Father's Day. There will event be a performance...

3 years 2 months ago

Come on out and play, eat and relax

Yes, it's time for Springs Spree! This year marks the 34th year for the annual family fun festival taking place in Memorial Park this weekend. There will be free music across three stages, foods from all over the world, and many other fun activities. We will be going live...

3 years 3 months ago

Candlelight vigil for Fountain mother and son

A candlelight vigil is planned for Friday night for the two-year-old boy killed in Fountain, and his mother who was critically-injured Monday. It's scheduled from 800 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Organizers told NF5 on Facebook that it will be near the Veterans' Memorial....

3 years 4 months ago

Impromptu memorial at Memorial Park

On the day after the announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. military operation, some mementos are placed at the Global War on Terrorism memorial. A couple of flowers, a wreath and a hand written sign reading "Bin Laden got justice" sit at the monument in...

3 years 6 months ago

Grenade found in Memorial Park

Colorado Springs Police are trying to figure out how a grenade ended up in Memorial Park. Police tell News First 5 if it had gone off---it could have hurt someone. The grenade was found near the Pollywog Playground before noon. The area was blocked off while the bomb squad...

3 years 6 months ago

Suspicious device in Memorial Park

Police in Colorado Springs are on the scene of a suspicious device in Memorial Park. Officers think it's a geo-cache, but they aren't taking any chances. The pollywog playground for little ones is blocked off while the investigation goes on. We'll keep you updated here and on News First...

3 years 11 months ago

Balloons glow brightly

For two nights in a row, the nighttime sky over Memorial Park in Colorado Springs fills with a warm glow. The Balloon Classic's Balloon Glo attracts thousands of people to the park for the annual night event. Hot-air balloon pilots leave their crafts on the ground, but inflate the...

4 years 3 months ago

Memorial Day honored in Colorado Springs

The price of freedom is costly. "We have freedom because of today," says Paul Johnson, a Marine Corps veteran, referencing the lives lost in service of the United States. Monday morning at Memorial Park groups met honoring the fallen, including a group with a new memorial. The Special...

4 years 3 months ago

A playground for every child

There's a new place to play for every child in Colorado Springs. The city's first universally accessible playground will officially be open to public use Saturday. The playground is located in the Southwest Corner of Memorial Park along Prospect Lake Drive. The Swing High Project was responsible for...

4 years 6 months ago

Even in cold weather, ice a big hazard

On Friday Colorado Springs Firefighters jumped into action after a dog fell into the ice twice at Prospect Lake. "That dog wasn't in the water very long." explains Travis Allen, one of the firefighters who saved the dog, "It was cold and shivering and it was extremely exhausted." Luckily...

4 years 11 months ago

Families gather at firefighter memorial

Final preparations were made, Friday, for Saturday's ceremony at the National Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs. Family of the fallen heroes have been arriving in town all week, and many spent the day at the memorial. The memorial ceremony begins at 1p.m. Saturday, at Memorial Park.

4 years 11 months ago

Up, Up and Away

After too much fog on Saturday, the 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park launched dozens of balloons Sunday morning. The mass ascension was delayed about an hour as balloon of all shapes and sizes launched at around 8:00 a.m. The weather looked a lot like yesterday, but...

4 years 11 months ago

Balloon Launch Cancelled

The 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic got "fogged" out Saturday morning. Organizers had to cancel the mass launch due to foggy conditions. Many of the balloons were cleared by the FAA to inflate and tether. Saturday night's Balloon Glow activities begin at 4:00 pm with the Glow beginning at...

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