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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
Hours: 8 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday

City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks Master Plan

Parks Master Plan

What Is the Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan?
The Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan helps guide the City in the planning, management, programming and funding of all the parks, trails, and open space within the City of Colorado Springs.

What is the Purpose of this Planning Process?
The last Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan was adopted in 2000.  Colorado Springs has seen a lot of changes since 2000 and now we’re planning for the next 10 years!  The update to this Master Plan is an opportunity to understand the values of citizens and anticipate future needs. The planning process will result in a document that will describe a long-term vision with recommendations that will guide city decision making.

What Does this Plan Address?
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department manages a wide-range of places and services that contribute to residents’ quality of life, including:

  • developed parks
  • trail system
  • open spaces and natural areas
  • urban forest
  • street medians|public rights-of-way
  • park trails
  • the Pikes Peak Highway
  • two golf courses
  • two cemeteries
  • sports complexes
  • an ice center
  • community centers
  • several indoor and outdoor pools
In addition, the department implements diverse and inclusive recreation programs, facilities and services; and preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the Pikes Peak Region through the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and other visitor services and interpretation.

This planning effort will examine how these places are functioning today, and determine changes needed for the future.

Questions, Comments, or Updates?
To receive future notifications and information about the Master Plan Process, please contact the Parks, Cultural Services, and Recreation Department

Master Plan Hotline at 719-385-6503 or email

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