Colorado Springs CO Parks Department

Find Colorado Springs, Colorado parks departments, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, and recreational land use.


El Paso County Parks 2002 Creek Crossing Street Colorado Springs CO 80905 719-520-7529


About the Colorado Springs Parks Department

The Colorado Springs Parks Department usually refers to a or local government agency that is responsible for a wide range of public facilities used for active or passive recreation or as open spaces in Colorado Springs, CO. These include Colorado Springs public parks, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor pools, other sports facilities, trails, and nature preserves.

You may contact the Parks Department for questions about:
  • Colorado Springs parks and recreation facilities
  • Park permits
  • Community events in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Recreation and athletic programs
  • Colorado Springs Parks Department jobs and employment
Colorado Springs Public Parks

The maintenance of Colorado Springs Parks Department facilities is a central responsibility of the Parks Departments. Using a combination of Department employees and contractual service providers, Parks Departments keep facilities clean and in good repair. They may also plan and manage upgrades, expansions, and capital improvements to Colorado Springs parks in response to the aging of facilities or changes in public demand. The Colorado Springs Department of Parks and Recreation is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating the use of their facilities. A variety of clubs, sports leagues, and community groups utilize park facilities in Colorado Springs. Parks Departments attempt to accommodate and balance the needs of the Colorado Springs community in making facilities available to interested groups and the general public and may issue Colorado Springs park permits for authorized use.

Community Park Programs & Events

The Colorado Springs Parks Department also provides programs, activities, and services with its own staff and resources. Parks Department programs include youth and adult swim lessons, Little League baseball and other organized sports, fitness classes, and summer camps. The Colorado Springs Parks Department also runs programs in partnership with other Colorado Springs community organizations. The Parks and Recreation Department is often in charge of organizing special events such as Colorado Springs 4th of July celebrations, other holiday events, fishing derbies, and festivals.

State Parks in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs State Parks are the responsibility of the Colorado State Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protections. The U.S. National Parks Service (NPS) manages all national parks, as well as many national monuments and other properties with special designations.