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Major Area Parks

Swimming Public:

Community Parks (maps online)

Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school) 1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado  Springs • 227-7665

For more information, call the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, 385-5940,

Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center (Open All Year / Indoor Wave Pool) 3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado  Springs • 385-6508 Operated by the YMCA

Colorado Springs has over 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails. They encompass a wide variety of areas from forested foothills and scenic mesas to rock formations and sheer walled canyons. Thousands of acres are devoted to small neighborhood parks and community parks.

Manitou Springs Aquatic &  Fitness Center (Open All Year) 202 Manitou Ave • Colorado  Springs • 685-9735 Memorial Park Rec Center 280 S. Union • 385-5984 Operated by the YMCA Prospect Lake (Swimming &  Boating in   Memorial Park) 619 E. Prospect Dr. • Beach House: 227-1796 Operated by the YMCA Uncle Wilber Fountain (In Acacia Park) 115 E. Platte Ave.

Municipal Pools: Deerfield Hills Spray Ground (Summer Only) 4290 Deerfield Hills • Colorado Springs 80916 • 385-5996 Monument Valley Park (Summer Only) 220 Mesa Rd. • Colorado  Springs • 578-6636 • Operated by the YMCA Portal Pool (Summer Only) 3535 N. Hancock Ave. • Colorado  Springs • 388-8287 • Operated by the YMCA Valley Hi Pool (Summer Only) 610 S. Chelton Rd. • Colorado  Springs • 471-9085 Wilson Ranch Pool (Summer Only) 2335 Allegheny Dr. • Colorado  Springs • 598-3226 • Operated by the YMCA yMCA The Pikes Peak YMCA operates numerous pools in the region, additional information can also be found online at

Tennis Memorial Park Tennis Center (15 outdoor courts) 1315 E.  Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado  Springs 80909 385-6023 • Additional Tennis Opportunities There are approximately 45 city tennis courts which can be found in various city parks. Locations and details can be found at El Paso County has tennis courts at Bear Creek Regional Park and Black  Forest. Private courts and clubs can be accessed at

America the Beautiful Park: Cimino Drive off Colorado Avenue. Playground walking paths with access to Midland Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Cottonwood Creek Park: Dublin and Rangewood. Recreation center with indoor pool, baseball fields, in-line hockey, basketball, tennis, disc golf course, jogging trail. John Venezia is located at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd on the north side. Sporting a “ranch” theme, the amenities include soccer fields, in-line hocky rink/basketball court, pickleball courts, playground, sprayground, and walking trails. Memorial Park: Pikes Peak and Hancock Ave. Aquatic and fitness center. Prospect Lake (allows motorized and non-motorized boating), water skiing, Sertich Ice Center, Velodrome. Sports Center includes baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, tennis center walking trails, concession stands and vending machines. Also home to a new expansive skateboard park. Monument Valley Park: Monroe St. to Kiowa St. along Monument Creek. Fishing, ball fields, outdoor swimming pool picnicking, playgrounds, tennis courts, trails, demonstration gardens. Norman Coleman “Bulldog” Park: Tutt Avenue north of the Skysox Stadium. Lighted soccer stadium. Quail Lake Park: Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. and Quail Lake Rd. Non-motorized boating, fishing, jogging trail, playground, sand volleyball courts, sledding, picnicking. Rampart Park: Parking lot off Lexington Drive, north of Rampart High School. Basketball, baseball, tennis courts, playground, BMX track, soccer field and dog park. Wilson Ranch: On Allegheny Drive. Outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, in-line hockey.

Regional Parks

7,390.6 Total Acres (Maps online) Bear Creek Canon: 756.6 acres. 501 Bear Creek Rd. Picnicking, mountain bike trails. Garden of the Gods: 1,319 acres. 3130 N. 30th St. Visitors center, twenty major rock formations, rock climbing, eight miles of trails, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Jimmy Camp Creek: 693 acres. Hwy. 24 and Constitution Avenue. Undeveloped parkland in Banning-Lewis Ranch area. North Cheyenne Canon: 1,277 acres. 2110 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Starsmore Discovery Center, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 56 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, Silver Cascade Falls, White Fir Botanical Reserve. North Slope Recreation: 2,267 acres. Pikes Peak Toll Rd. off Hwy. 24. Three reservoirs on North Slope of Pikes Peak. No swimming. Non-motorboating, fishing, biking, hiking.

All hunters and anglers 18-64 need a “Habitat Stamp” to access a state area for any purpose. These stamps and licenses may be purchased at or a licensed agent (list on website), by calling 719-227-5200 or by stopping in at the Division of Wildlife Office.


Palmer: 731 acres. 3650 Maizeland Rd. and North Academy Boulevard. Baseball diamonds, playground, football/soccer field, volleyball courts, horse stables, 25 miles of trails, dog park. South Slope Recreation Area: This is a high altitude experience on the south slope of Pikes Peak; the drive from downtown takes approximately 1 1/2 hours and is open Thursday - Sunday from the end of May until the end of September. A permit is required and can be purchased online. Fishing and boating are permitted at McReynolds and Mason reservoirs. Ute Valley: 338 acres. 1705 Vindicator Drive. Wetland area, biking and hiking trails.

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