City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks, Trails & Open Space / ParksColorado Springs Parks
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has three park classifications: neighborhood parks, community parks, and sports complexes. Each type of park is intented to service a variety of needs.
Please note that budget reductions have impacted the maintenance levels of our park system. Besides irrigation, mowing and trash service schedules being affected, most neighborhood restroom facilities are closed. Please plan accordingly when visiting a neighborhood park. Our larger programmed sports sites will have restroom facilities available during games and other events. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Alphabetical list of neighborhood parks, amenities, and locations
(Neighborhood parks named after a person are inventoried by last name.)
Neighborhood parks are generally one to six acres in size, and are intended to be in walking distance of the neigborhood in which they serve. Amenities can include walking paths, playgrounds, picnic tables, small picnic pavilions, sod grass areas, backstops and/or dirt infields, basketball courts, tennis courts, or in-line hockey facilities.
(Community parks named after a person are inventoried by last name.)
Community parks are generally 35-175 acres in size, and are intended to serve as a focal point for community-wide activities and provide facilities that are less appropriate for neighborhood parks due to noise, lights, traffic, etc. Often opportunities exist to reserve large group picnic areas. There is also a balance between programmed sports facilities and other community activities, areas, such as gardens, plaza, and passive areas. Amenities can include reservable pavilions, parking lots, multiple multi-use fields, community size in-line hockey rinks, large scale skateboard park facilities.
Alphabetical list of community parks, amenities, and locations
(Sport Complexes named after a person are inventoried by last name.)
Sport complexes are generally 20 acres or larger in size, and are intended to serve a community-wide need for higher intensity use facilities such as: baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields; tennis court complexes; in-line skating rinks; recreation centers; aquatic centers; and skateboard parks.
Alphabetical list of sport complexes, amenities, and locations
Alphabetical list of regional parks, amenities, and locations
Regional parks are generally 100 acres or larger in size, and protect large areas with natural resource values of regional significance. These areas should also provide opportunities for nature-oriented, outdoor recreation. No more than 10% of the site areas can be dedicated to park uses, including roads, parking, environmental education/interpretation, picnic sites, and visitor support facilities.