Our parks throughout the city are managed by a single team of dedicated city parks staff. Together they coordinate many events in town, all commercial shoot permits, lots of trail maintenance, wildlife conservation initiatives, and more!

We have over 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails that include renowned attractions like Garden of the Gods and the Manitou Incline trail.

That means parks are almost 10% of all the land in town!

City parks encompass a diverse array of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands and scenic mesas.

TEXT: You're a true Coloradan which mean you definitely want to see a city park ranger on your feed... click here!

Table Of Contents


Colorado Springs Parks provides information to help you enjoy park properties, recreational opportunities and cultural resources of our region!

Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhood parks, athletic facilities and open spaces that contribute to the department's mission to enhance the quality of life for its residents.

The list continues to grow as the department adds and maintains recreational areas, with many new areas in development.

If You Only Follow One

If you only follow one, follow their Twitter for all the latest updates about your local parks!


Login * Instagram



Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services


Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Fun Fact

Sometimes local social media channels collaborate - often you can see city park rangers show up on city social media accounts, or even on VisitCOS channels, which you'll learn about in coming days :)

Contact & Feedback