May 26, 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The following administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies for the City of Colorado Springs will be CLOSED on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day:
City events and important information about Memorial Day weekend:
Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain summer hours begin Friday, May 28th
May 28th-Sept. 6.30pm-8pm daily, last admission 6pm – weather permitting
Note: Due to weather delays in spring affecting the construction schedule of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the summit will remain closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until June 15. Weather permitting, guests can still park at the Devils Playground, where they can enjoy views from 13,500 feet and hike a variety of trails. For more information, visit PikesPeakColorado.com (link is external).
The Prospect Lake Watercraft Summer Hours begins Friday, May 28th
The lake is open daily from sunrise to sunset, but watercraft access varies by day.
Motorized watercraft: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Non-motorized craft: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
More details at: ColoradoSprings.gov/parks/page/lakes-boating-and-fishing
Opening day of the fountains and spray systems: Saturday, May 29th and Tuesday, June 1st, June
Julie Penrose Fountain
America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive
May 29th-Sept. 6th
Every day; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue
May 29th-Sept. 6th
Every day; Noon-6 p.m.
The Venezia waterhole
John Venezia Park, 3555 Briargate Pkwy
May 29th-Sept. 6th
Every day; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Deerfield Hills Spray Ground
Deerfield Hills Park, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road
June 1st – August 8th
Wednesdays, 11.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All other days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Access to these areas is closed in bad weather and lightning events.
Acacia Park Visitor Hub opens on Saturday May 29th
Visitor information and shuffleboard available. For more information, call the hub at 719-385-6521.
May 29th-Sept. 5
The opening times vary from day to day. Sunday Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m.
Outdoor pools open Saturday 29 May
Pools operated by a partnership between the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region YMCA will open Saturday, May 29, weather permitting. The portal pool will not open in the summer as it is currently being checked for repairs. The pools are open to the public who purchase a day pass and YMCA members.
Check the website for hours and costs
Commemoration for Remembrance Day at Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Heritage is holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31, at Evergreen Cemetery Historic Chapel (1005 Hancock Expressway) and includes the following activities:
- 10:00 am – The Historic Evergreen Chapel displays historical and educational exhibits from the Civil War to Vietnam
This event is free and public. For more information, contact Dianne Hartshorn, Evergreen Heritage Director at 719-460-7328.
Patty Jewett and Valley Hi Golf Courses
Both courses open daily at 6:30 a.m.
Tee times can be booked online 7 days in advance. All tee times booked online must be paid for online at the time of booking. Book tee times at ColoradoSprings.gov/Golf. Players can book five days in advance by phone or in person. These times can be paid personally on the day of the match. Walk-in play is allowed if space is available.
Patty Jewett, 900 E. Espanola Street, 719-385-6937
Valley Hi, 610 South Chelton Road, 719-385-6917
Patty Jewett Bar and Grill, 7am until closing
Valley Hi Grill and Pub, 6:30 a.m. until closing
Sertich ice centerThe Sertich Ice Center is open on Memorial Day and offers the following public ice skating sessions:
Matinee skate: 12 noon-1: 30 pm
Power Hour Skate: 3 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
The Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day.
Beach House on Prospect Lake is expected to open on June 14th
The Eni R. Jaspersen Beach House on Prospect Lake in Memorial Park is expected to open to the public on June 14th, depending on the water temperature. A grand opening ceremony is planned for June 23rd. The beach house underwent an extensive $ 1.4 million renovation, funded by a variety of sources, including two grants from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).
The renovated beach house will offer a new concessionaire, indoor and outdoor study rooms, an outdoor meeting area with bouldering seats, a large room for community events, beach volleyball, a lighted terrace and barrier-free beach access, among other new amenities. Since 2012, the city has been working with the Pikes Peak Region’s YMCA to operate the beach house.
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