Last year was a tough one for the Colorado Springs Parks Division. In 2008 their budget sat at $19,000,000. Fast forward to 2010 and that number plummeted to only $3,000,000.
One look at the grass at many parks and the neglect shows. The city has contracted out mowing and... more »
Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state.
A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see... more »
Come this summer you may notice a few changes when visiting your favorite state parks and wildlife areas. The state Division of Wildlife and the State Parks Department are set to be merged into one department on July 1st. For the most part it all comes down to money. "Everyone... more »
If you watch birds flying overhead, but have no idea what they are--here's your chance to learn about birds of the Pikes Peak region.
Naturalists at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are leading a Guided Bird Walk Wednesday morning. You'll observe, identify, and record both resident and migratory bird species.... more »
Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The... more »
The family classic, "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," will be shown free in Bear Creek Regional Park June 24. Film will roll at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs for preferred seating and take in a fun, summer evening of outdoor theater in the park.
The movie... more »
With the summer weather comes tourists and locals alike hitting trails across Colorado. But before you head out, there's a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, you need to let someone know where you're going to be. "Let someone know where you are. Let them... more »
The American Hiking Society has declared this Saturday National Trails Day.
It's a time to get outside and celebrate the nation's trails. 1,500 events are planned across the country. National Trails Day is sponsored by Nature Valley, Backpacker magazine, Columbia Sportswear, Fetzer®, Intermap, Merrell and The North Face, and... more »