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Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 955-3400 • www.ppymca.org Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Serving those 55 years plus…AARP chapter meetings, recreation, day trips, social programs, classes in everything from art and computers to finance, lunches Mon.-Fri.
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, 80907 719-635-4483 • www.goodwillcolorado.org Your Life Your Way – In-Home Care Voyages – Specialized Day Program for Seniors
El Paso County Senior Assistance Programs 636-0000 • www.humanservices.elpasoco.com
Information on financial and medical aid, long term care and links to state resouces.
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain 80817 600-2644 • www.fvscenter.org Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For those 55+ – numerous programs, trips, recreation, volunteer opportunities, support groups, meals and transportation (600-2643) are available. UCCS Health Circle Aging Center 4863 N. Nevada Ste. 321, Colorado Springs 80918 255-8002 • uccs.edu Training site provides comprehensive assessments and treatment for those 55+ and families.
Silver Key Connections Café 719-884-2300 (Office), 884-2350 (Reservations) Provides low cost lunches to those 60 yrs. old and older or anyone with disabilities residing in housing facilities providing the program. There are numerous locations including Woodland Park. (Note: Fountain Valley Senior Center, Silver Key, and Teller Senior Services offer transportation.)
Mountain Metro Bus Service for Seniors www.coloradosprings.gov
Fixed routes to specific locations. For paratransit service and requirements call 719-392-2396.
Pikes Peak Library District www.reserach.ppld.org
This website offers information on numerous organizations available to serve seniors; from AARP programs to legal service referrals. In addition, the library offers computer classes, book discussions, movies, mobile library service and “talking book” library for those visually impaired. For reference assistance call 389-8968.
Sports & Recreation
Professional Colorado Avalanche (NHL) Ball Arena • 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1111 • http://nhl.com/avalanche Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Ball Arena • 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1101 www.coloradomammoth.com Colorado Rapids (Soccer) Dicks Sporting Goods Park 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City 80022 303-727-3500 (park) • www.coloradorapids.com Colorado Rockies (Major League baseball) Coors Field 2850 20th Street, Denver 80211 800-388-ROCK • www.mlb.com/rockies Rocky Mountain Vibes (Minor League baseball) UC Health Park 4385 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80922 Information: 597-1449 • Tickets: 591-7699 www.vibesbaseball.com Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Pro League) Weidner Field 111 W. Cimarron St., Colorado Springs 80903 (719) 368-8480 • www.switchbacksfc.com Denver Broncos (NFL) Empower Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant, Denver 80204 Tickets: 720-258-3333 • www.denverbroncos.com Denver Nuggets (NBA) Ball Arena • 1000 Chopper Drive, Denver 80204 Tickets: 303-287-DUNK • www.nba.com/nuggets College Teams Colorado College (Tigers) 14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 (mailing) Tickets, Events & Information: 389-6100 www.cctigers.com University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Mountain Lions) 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. , Colorado Springs 80918 www.gomountainlions.com Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging • Family Caregiver Support Center 15 South 7th St., Colorado Springs 80905 719-886-7526 • www.ppacg.org (appt. only) • Online Directory
Comprehensive list that can be researched by categories or programs and agencies. • Senior Information and Assistance Center 14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs 80905 719-471-2096 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Senior Resource Council 1265 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 719-260-0744 • www.seniorresourcecouncil.org Silver Key Senior Services 1625 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 719-884-2300 • www.silverkey.org Offers numerous support services for El Paso County seniors including home health equipment loans, light housekeeping and personal care, meals on wheels and emergency food assistance. Referral services and transportation available.
Teller Senior Coalition (center) 11115 W. Hwy 24, Unit 2D, Woodland Park 80866 719-687-3330 • www.tellerseniorcoalition.org Provides numerous support services for Teller County seniors, including sponsored outings, exercise classes, legal aid and tax assistance, handyman and caregiver support, food delivery to homebound, hot lunches on site and essential travel assistance with reservations. (Transportation number: 719-687-0256)
U.S. Air Force Academy (Falcons) I-25 to Exit 150B (south gate) or Exit 156B (north gate) Colorado Springs 80840 Tickets: 472-1895 • 800-666-USAF www.goairforcefalcons.com
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs 80905 719-385-5940 Offers large variety of adult programs and youth sports, community programs and camps. There is a list of practice schedules and game sites and applications for those wishing to become a volunteer coach or referee online as well at www.coloradosprings.gov Therapeutic Recreation (for those with disabilities) 385-6958
P.O. Box 62761, Colorado Springs 80962 • www.academylittleleague.org Approximately 62 teams serving 4-14 year olds in the northern communities. City of Colorado Springs www.coloradosprings.gov • 385-5981 (Sports office) Recreational baseball for youth Pre-K thru 12th grade and adult softball program. Colorado Baseball Academy 5815 Mark Dabling, Colorado Springs 80919 • 200-5692 • www.cbaseball.net Tball for ages 3-6, Baseball for ages 7-18 Colorado Springs Little League www.coloradospringslittleleague.com P.O. Box 76742, Colorado Springs 80970 Boys and girls T-ball, baseball, softball for ages 4-16 Tri-Lakes Little League (baseball and softball) P.O. Box 1730, Monument 80132 sports.bluecombrero.com Serving children 4-14 in Monument, Palmer Lake, and Northern Colorado Springs West El Paso Baseball P.O. Box 60872, Colorado Springs 80960 648-5171 • www.westelpasobaseball.com Summer baseball for youth ages 7-18 in southern Colorado Springs. Ballooning Adventures Out West Rainbow Ryders (flys from 4310 E. Fountain Blvd.) 800-725-2477 •www.rainbowryders.com 578-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides 888-468-9280 • www.coloradoballoonrides.com Biking Colorado Springs has 120 miles of urban trails, 160 miles of park trails, and 61 miles of unpavedmountain bike trails. For info on the Bike-n-Bus program and locating bike racks and lockers call 719-385-7433. Challenge Unlimited 587-0935, www.pikespeakbybike.co Different rides online. Colorado Springs Cycling Club bikesprings.org Pikes Peak Greenway (15 miles) www.cospringstrails.com Combines with Fountain Creek Regional Trail and New Santa Fe Trail for a 40.5 mile ride. Bowling
Rock climbing is available in the Colorado Springs area and it requires an annual permit. The permit may be obtained online at www.coloradosprings.govRock climbing is allowed at: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, Red Rock Can yon Open Space and Ute Valley Park. For more information call Parks and Recreation. 719-385-5940. Colorado Climbing Co. 209-6649 • coclimbing.com Guided climbs for all levels. Colorado Mountain Club Pikes Peak Chapter 303-279-3080 • www.cmc.org Colorado Springs Statewide organization with local chapters promoting recreational opportunities including classes, programs, hiking, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures. If you’re really into CLIMBING, you might want to try Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron path”). It’s a new adventure you can find at the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park or Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, two of only five rock climbing paths open to the public in Colorado. Buckle into a secure harness connected to metal rungs Front Range Climbing Co. 1676 S. 21st St.. • Colorado Springs 80904 632-5822 • www.frontrangeclimbing.com Professionally trained guides teach basics to cutting edgeand navigate your way through a canyon techniques. Climb the sandy rocks in Garden of the Gods or course. It’s New, It’s Fun – take a week long trip to Tusher Canyon, Utah! Got to do! Pikes Peak Alpine School 1819 N. Corona St., Colorado Springs 80907 Local: 368-9524 • www.pikespeakalpineschool.com Beginning through advanced – climb rock, ice or snow…Pikes Peak/Colorado Rockies. Education and safety classes offered. City Rock 21 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • 634-9099 • www.climbcityrock.com Indoor & outdoor progressive lessons. Special family and group times and programs. Party facilities. Springs Climbing Center 4642 Northpark Dr., Colorado Springs 80918 260-1050 • www.springsclimbingcenter.com Twenty-five foot indoor climbing wall for ages four years and up, introductory and private classes offered. Over 13,000 square feet of sculpted climbing surface. Pike Ride 235-5862 • www.pikeride.org Bike share program. Gripstone 6220 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80923 • 719-559-4774 • gripstonecs.com Gripstone has Olympic caliber speed climbing walls, fitness equipment, classes,camps, and competitions for all ages. Trails and Open Space Coalition Pure Bouldering Gym 702 E. Boulder St., Ste. 200 1401 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs 80905 • 719-633-5511 • pureboulderinggym.com Colorado Springs 80903 633-6884 Boatingwww.trailsandopenspaces.org Prospect Lake (open year round) Trail maps online including Barr In Memorial Park • 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Trail up Pikes Peak. Motorized watercraft allowed and paddleboards are available to rent. Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Academy Lanes No motorized watercraft allowed. Paddleboards are available to rent. Air Force Academy Seasonable boating permits are available at Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. Colorado Springs • 333-4709 719-385-5983. Non-motorized day permits for boats can be purchased at on-site Brunswick Zone Circle Lanes 999 N. Circle Dr. kiosks. All updated regulations, statutes and registration applications can be found at www.cpw.state.co.us Colorado Springs • 596-5257 Cowboy Rodeo & Bull RidingPinheadz Bowl Professional Bull Riders 1867 N. Circle Dr. 101 W. Riverwalk, Pueblo 81003 • 719-242-2800 • www.pbr.com Colorado Springs • 344-8408 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Harmony Bowl 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 • 593-8840 • www.prorodeo.org 3845 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 591-1000 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Museum of the American Cowboy 103 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 528-4764 • www.prorodeohalloffame.com
Kingpin 3410 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 574-0820 Peak Bowling Center 2861 N. Prospect Colorado Springs • 636-5193 Peterson Lanes Peterson AFB • 556-4607 Summit Interquest 1180 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs • 278-3861 Thunder Alley Bowl 6391 Chiles Ave., Bldg 1511 Fort Carson • 719-526-5542
Alpine Adventures West Leadville • 719-486-9899
www.alpineadventuresdogsledding.com Good Times Adventures Breckenridge • 970-453-7604 www.goodtimesadventures.com Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works Steamboat Springs • 970-870-1782 www.steamboatdogsledding.com Krabloonik Kennels Snowmass • 970-923-3953 www.krabloonik.com
Mountain Musher Vail • 970-653-7877 www.mountainmusher.com Sled Dog Tours at Durango Dog Ranch Hesperus • 970-759-1691 www.durangodogranch.com
Wintermoon Sled Dog Adventures Telluride • 970-729-2083 www.telluridedogsledding.com
U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station (Pikes Peak) 601 S. Weber, Colorado Springs 636-1602 • Maps available. Colorado State Parks (Southeast Region) 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs 227-5250 • www.cpw.state.co.us List of parks and maps including Cheyenne Mountain and Mueller. El Paso County Parks 2002 Creek Crossing U.S. Hang Gliding & Colorado SpringsParagliding Association (USHPA) 520-7529 adm.elpasoco.com/parks/1685 W. Uintah St. • Colorado Springs 80904Fountain Creek Regional Park in Fountain 632-8300 • www.ushpa.org • Willow Springs ponds have catfish, bluegill Call or log-on for list of schools, Colorado Springs Parks, and rainbow trout. clubs and locations. Recreation and Cultural • duckwood pond offers plenty of fish including Services largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, green sunfish, and rainbow trout. 1401 Recreation Way Garden of the Gods RV Resort in Colorado Springs • pikeview resevoir is popular for those looking for largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and saugeye. Colorado Springs 385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov (click on parks) Detailed park and interactive trail Manitou Lake in located seven miles north of Woodland Park and is a U.S. Forest maps online. Service Lake Crowded on the weekends, this popular spot is heavily stocked with trout throughout the summer. Trails and Open Spaces Coalition Monument Lake in Monument Provides easy shore access and is stocked with catfish, perch, bluegill, and largemouth bass. rainbow trout. You’ll also find 1040 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs 633-6884 www.trailsandopenspaces.org Information about “greenway project” Memorial Park in Colorado Springs and popular trails.! Prospect Lake has bluegill, carp, catfish, crappie, sunfish, perch, rainbow trout and walleye Ice Skating/Hockey Quail Lake in Colorado Springs Monument Ice Rinks Quail Lake has some of the best warm water fishing and is stocked with rainbow trout. 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument 80132 Catfish, green sunfish, wiper, striped bass, trout, and bluegill can also be found. 487-8572 • www.monumenticerinks.com Schryver Park Pond in Manitou Springs Open skating (hockey and freestyle), This small mineral water pond is a great spot for beginners and young children and clinics and lessons. is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Ed Robson Arena Colorado College • 849 N Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 • www.edrobsonarena.com Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regulations brochures are updated and available online. Information Indoor ice arena. Home of the Colorado College Tigers. This 3,400 seat venue is state-of-the-art, and can be used in a variety of ways - complete with retail space, restaurants, and other concessions. includes license and habitat stamp requirements and fee structures. Laws regarding restrictions and Jump-Spin Skating Academy possession limits can be found here. Maps of all the 935 Saturn Dr., #208, Colorado Springs 80906 • 527-1015 • www.jumpspin.com waters fish species and pictures for identification Offers instruction from basic skating to advanced figure skating, ice dancing and inline skatingare included. at all the ice arenas listed in this section. The office is located at: 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs 227-5200, www.cpw.state.co.us the Manitou incline is not for the faint of heart. it is 2,744 steps to the heavens above that gains 2,000 feet of elevation in just under one mile. the average grade is 45 percent, but in places it can be as steep as 68 percent. it is not ada accessible and no dogs are allowed (for their safety and health). Checkout the information about the incline on www.visitcos.com – its got all the info you need to know!
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Everything you need to know about hunting, seasonal dates and fees, big game, small game, waterfowl, and mountain lion regulations can be found at cwp.state.co.us. Locations, tips, statistics, licenses, and their applications are also available. Online brochures are updated. • Southeast Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs 80907 227-5200 • www.cpw.state.co.us The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall 3185 Venetucci Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80906 Skating Office: 477-2153 • www.broadmoorworldarena.com The World Arena offers lessons to the public (figure skating and hockey). There are public skating hours, pick up hockey and drop-in speedskating times as well. Sertich Ice Center In Memorial Park (corner of Pikes Peak &Union) • ColoradoSprings 385-5983 • www.coloradosprings.gov Public skating, figure skating, hockey camps.
Academy Riding Stables 4 El Paso Blvd. • Colorado Springs 633-5667 • www.academyridingstables.com Guided leisure trail riding through the Garden of the Gods. American Safari Ranch Hwy 285 & CR7 • Near Fairplay 836-2700 • www.americansafariranch.com Guided trail rides 9,600 feet above sea level at Colorado’s award-winning dude ranch. Fountain Riding and Roping Club Metcalfe Park • E. Ohio Street, Fountain 80817 www.fountainrrc.com Mark Reyner Stables Therapeutic Riding Center 3254 Paseo Rd., Colorado Springs, 80909 • 634-4173 • www.cstrc.org Mueller State Park 21045 Hwy. 67 S., Divide • 687-6867 • www.cpw.state.co.us 27 Miles of horse riding trails. Old Stage Riding Stables 6620 Old Stage Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 448-0371 • www.comtnadventure.com Scenic mountain trails in Pike National Forest. Triple B Ranch 27640 N. Hwy. 67, Woodland Park 687-8899 • www. triplebranch.com Riding and lodging.
Adventures Out West – Western Jeep Tours 578-0935 • 800-755-0935 www.advoutwest.com Colorado Jeep Tours 275-6339 • www.coloradojeeptours.com Manitou Springs Adventures 761-4100 www.manitou-springs-adventures.com Mountain Jeep Tours 357-0537 • www.mountainjeepllc.com Tours of Pikes Peak and 11 Mile Canyon. Mountain Biking
Barr Trail (In Manitou Springs) Offers spectacular views, more than 7,900 vertical feet, 26.2 miles round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak. Bear Creek Loop Bear Canyon in Pike National Park • Manitou Springs Described as “scenic and exhilarating”, loose gravel, great views. Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours 888-593-3062 • www.bikepikespeak.com Bike tours for all skill levels. Fountain Creek Regional Trail In Fountain, at southern edge of Fountain Creek Regional Park This 10.5 mile trail extends to the city limits of Colorado Springs. Mueller State Park Off Hwy. 67, Divide • 687-2366 • cpw.state.co.us There are 19 miles of trails designated for mountain biking. Must stay on these trails which are gravel, moderate and steep (not easy). North Cheyenne Canon N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. • www.cheyennecanon.org All trail information is on the website. Palmer Park 3650 Maizeland Rd. Colorado Springs • www.singletracks.com Palmer Trail in the park offers a two mile vertical climb across six miles through the woods on a smooth, single track. Rockhound Tours 684-2408 • www.rockhoundatv.com Offers trail rides with gorgeous views.
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Fort Carson Teller County Trails Teller County bike trails include: Centennial Trail – This 7.2 mile paved trail is located at Hwy. 67 and 7790 Route 1 • 896-6196 • www.armymwr.com Midland Ave. It connects Woodland Park with Pike National Forest Log on for rates and hours. The range complex campgrounds. sits on 400 acres of army land. The entrance is outside of Fort Carson. A joint venture between the Army, County, Sheriff, and Colorado Divide Loop Trail – Trail can be reached from the Hayden Divide Community Parkand is a 2.75 mile gravel path.
Parks and Wildlife Division, this facility is Gold Camp Trail – In Cripple Creek, this trail is three miles long. There open to those 6 years old and up. Now are two trailheads allowing for historic rides through mining areas. open for rifle and pistol shooting (120 Mueller State Park – See above. positions across 7 ranges), a skeet For maps, details and more listings check out these websites: and trap range, clubhouse with retail store and restaurant will be added in phases. http://adm.elpasoco.com www.trailcentral.com www.trailsandopenspaces.org/trails
Information on all listed golf courses available at www.cogolf.org Antler Creek Golf Course 9650 Antler Creek Dr. Falcon • 494-1900
Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskegee Pl. Colorado Springs • 597-2637 Kings Deer Golf Club 19255 Royal Troon Dr. Monument • 559-4500 Patty Jewett Municipal 900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs • 385-5967 Pine Creek at Briargate 9850 Divot Trail Colorado Springs • 594-9999 Shining Mtn. Golf Club 100 Shining Mountain Ln. Woodland Park • 687-7587 Valley High Municipal 610 S. Chelton Rd. Colorado Springs • 385-5968 World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs • 597-5489 MILITARY: Eisenhower Golf Club
(Need Military Escort) US Air Force Academy • 333-2606 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club (Open to Public) 1050 Titus Bldg. 7800 Fort Carson• 526-4102 Silver Spruce Golf Course (Need Military Escort) Peterson Air Force Base • 556-7414
Keystone Resort Adventure Point 970-496-4386 • keystoneresort.com Winter Park Resort Coca-Cola Tube Park 970-722-5422 • winterparkresort.com Frisco Adventure Park 970-668-2558 • townoffrisco.com
Vail Resort Adventure Park 970-754-8245 • vail.com
Copper Mountain Tubing Hill 866-416-9874 • coppercolorado.com Call for height and or age requirements. Reservations are either required or recommended.
Arkansas River Tours 800-321-4352• www.arkansasrivertours.com Clear Creek Rafting • 800-353-9901• www.clearcreekrafting.com Echo Canyon River Expeditions • 800-755-3246 • www.raftecho.com Performance Tours Rafting • 800-328-7238 www.performancetours.com Raft Masters • 719-275-6645 • www.raftmasters.com Whitewater Adventure Outfitters • 275-4500 • www.waorafting.com Public: Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school) 1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-7665 Cottonwood Creek Family Center (Open All Year / Indoor Wave Pool) 3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 385-6508 Operated by the YMCA John Venezia Park - The Watering Hole (Spray ground) Located at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. 385-5940 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.
Pikes Peak Road Runners 207 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • www.pprrun.org Promotes and organizes events, groups and websites; lists of places to run, walk and hike in the Pikes Peak region are all on this websites.
Another website with information on various trails: www.trailsandopenspaces.org
10 Best Resorts in the U.S. 2022/2023 Narrowing the best of the best ski resorts in Colorado is next to impossible! Here’s a list from the skiers that ski the most and are definitly worth a visit. www.snowpak.com #1 - Breckenridge #6 - Telluride #2 - Vail #7 - Squaw Valley #3 - Aspen #8 - Beaver Creek #4 - Alta #9 - Steamboat #5 - Jackson Hole #10 - Snowbird
High Sky Adventures Parachute Club Fremont County Airport • Penrose 598-5867 • www.highskyadventurespc.com Offers first jump classes.
ifly Colorado Springs 719-400-4359 • iflyworld.com Offers indoor skydiving
Colorado Mountain Skydive Fremont County Airport • Penrose 285-4050 • www.coloradomountainskydive.com 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 www.ppymca.org
Memorial Park Tennis Center (15 outdoor courts) 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado Springs 80909 385-6023 • www.coloradosprings.gov 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 www.coloradosprings.gov. El Paso County has tennis courts at Bear Creek Regional Park and Black Forest. Private courts and clubs can be accessed at www.coloradotennis.com.
City of Colorado Springs 385-6531 • www.coloradosprings.gov Youth soccer for Pre-K-12th grade. Colorado Springs Adult Soccer League P.O. Box 2021, Monument, 80132 www.coasl.com Colorado Springs Amateur Soccer Club 636-2772 • www.cssoccerclub.com Adult leagues call for information. Colorado Springs Sports Center 2450 Canada Dr. • Colorado Springs 637-3695 • www.letsplaysoccer.com Indoor, year round, all ages! Pride Soccer Club – Lynmar Health Club 2660 Vickers • Colorado Springs 597-6700 • www.pridesoccer.com Youth ages 4-19, all levels.
Major Area Parks
Community Parks (maps online)
For more information, call the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, 385-5940, www.coloradosprings.gov 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. 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 Range wood. Recreation center with indoor pool, baseball fields, in-line hockey, soccer fields, 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 Han cock 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/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. Fish ing, ball fields, outdoor swimming pool picnicking, playgrounds, tennis/pickleball courts, trails, demonstration gardens. Norman Coleman “Bulldog” Park: Tutt Avenue north of the Skysox Stadium. Undeveloped (Site plans online.) 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 and basketball hoops. Regional Parks (Maps online)
Garden of the Gods: 1,341 acres. 3130 N. 30th St. Visitors center, twenty major rock formations, rock climbing, eight miles of trails, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. North Cheyenne Canon: 1,600 acres. 2110 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Starsmore Discovery Center, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 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. 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, water level permitting. Ute Valley: 338 acres. 1705 Vindicator Drive. Wetland area, biking and hiking trails.
Red Rock Canyon: 1,474 acres. 3550 W. High St. off I-25 along Highway 24. Miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, 2 “off leash” dog loops, rock climbing with permit, picnic pavilion, and portable toilets at main parking lots. For trail maps and information on other city open spaces, log on to coloradosprings.gov. El Paso County Parks
Bear Creek: 21st at West Rio Grande Ave. Located in the Rocky Mountain foot hills, there are ten miles of trails, playing fields, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, archery range, picnic areas and horseback riding. The Bear Creek Nature Center is within the park. Bear Creek Trailhead extends along Bear Creek through the park and connects to the Paul Imemann Trail to Manitou Springs. Black Forest Park: Derives its name from the 200 square miles of Ponderosa pine it is located in. Located at Shoup and Milam Road it holds playing fields, tennis courts and hiking trails. Clear Spring Ranch Park: Located along Fountain Creek in Fountain. The 970 acres offers grassland and foothill ecosystems, miles of trails, a pavilion and restrooms. Falcon Regional Park: Off Eastonville Road, East of Meridian Ranch Development. 215 acres will have active sports areas and open spaces. Fox Run: Roller Coaster Road at Stella Drive. A thickly forested winter wonderland, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Climbing rock, playing fields, picnic areas, trails and ponds as well. Fountain Creek Park: Along Fountain Creek between Widefield and Foun tain. Located within a floodplain, it is home to water fowl, stocked ponds, aquatic animals and 230 species of birds. Nature center. Fountain Creek Regional Trail follows Fountain Creek for 10.5 miles and is great for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Homestead Ranch is located at the edge of the Black Forest and is 450 acres in size. Has a 3 mile horse trail, playground, pavilions. New Santa Fe Trail, located between Palmer Lake and Baptist Road, is 15 miles long and drops 1,200 feet in elevation. Great for hiking and biking with magnificent vistas. Paint Mines Interpretive Park, located southwest of Calhan on Paint Mine Road. Geological formations include spires and hoodoos in colorful clay. The mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years. Four miles of trails and interpretive signage. Rainbow Falls: Features a 50 ft. waterfall, unique rock formations, and trail to the top. Located at west end of Manitou Springs off Serpentine Drive. Rock Island Trail follows an abandoned railway line. The 10.5 miles of gravel surface makes it a safe passage for non-motorized use. Ute Pass Regional Trail This 40 mile trail, being completed in sections, will connect Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in Teller County. It is part of the American Discovery and America the Beautiful trails which are historic and used in pilgramages by the Ute Indians. Widefield Community Park Disc Golf Course is home of many state championships. The course can play from 4,944 to 7,908 feet. A brook runs down the center for a little excitement. Playground, basketball and pickleball courts, trails and exercise areas. Fontaine Blvd. at Drury Lane. Teller County Parks
For more information call 687-8812 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or visit www.co.teller.co.us, click on “Parks Division”. Florissant Com mu nity Park: 358 Circle Drive (off Hwy. 24) in Flo ris sant. Ten acres of fun including basketball court, play lot, ballfield, picnic area and home of the library. Four Mile Scenic Park: In Florissant, on the Gold Belt National Byway, at the junction of Teller County Road #1 and Road #11. A pedestrian bridge over historic Hay Creek has over 50 brands memorialized in it from area ranches. Almost seven acres in size, the land is dedicated to agricultural and graphic interpretation Hayden Divide Com munity Park: Located at the junction of Hwy. 24 and 67, the perfect place for baseball or softball, play lots, concession stand, picnic area on 12.5 acre site. Sunnywood Neighborhood Park: North of Woodland Park on Lovell Gulch Road. This four acre play area includes a t-ball field, volleyball and basketball courts, play lot and picnic area. Teller County Fairground: Located on Teller County Road #1 in Cripple Creek. Home of the county fair, it has an arena, RV hook-ups, equestrian barn, pavilion, kitchen and picnic area. www.co.teller.co.us.