From our bird and wildflower walks, to our spring cleanups, Monument Valley Park is perfect for an active spring.
Summer is the busiest time for the park. FMVP's main event during the summer is Musical Mondays in July in the Park.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our 2020 Give! Campaign that ran from November 1st to January 3rd. We raised $23,335 from our generous donors and matching grant sponsors. Thanks also to the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper, the sponsor of the Give! Campaign.
All of the funds raised in our 2020 Give! Campaign will go toward the repair and preservation of the historic stonework in Monument Valley Park. Past Give! Campaign funds and State Historical Fund grants enabled us to repair the deteriorating retaining walls at the Geologic Column and the Columbia Street Entrance. Our most recent project included the repair of the overlooks, stairs and bridges at the Geologic Column, the retaining walls of the Serpentine Wall and the floor of the upper landing of the Columbia Street Entrance. These repairs were just completed in October 2020. We plan to use the funds raised in this year's campaign to repair stone features in the southern half of the park, including the the Willamette Street Entrance, the steps along the banks of the former pond by the swimming pool, and the baseball grandstand.
A special thanks to our Matching Grant Sponsors: BC Roofing Solutions, Beckony Kitchens & Baths, The Bloom Foundation, Bob McGrath Construction LLC, Central Bancorp/Tim & Sherry Coutts, Cheers Liquor Mart, Coaltrain Wine & Spirits, Colorado College, Frier Planning Concepts, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, Good Earth Garden Center, Groninger Concrete & Landscaping, Lots A Liquor, Mundy Family Fund, Old North End Neighborhood, Olson Plumbing & Heating Co., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and Young Life
With cooling weather, fall's colors emerge in the park. Our fall tree walk is the perfect time to enjoy the brilliant colors.
Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.
On February 1, 2019, we were thrilled to be awarded a $135,625 grant from the State Historical Fund to repair the overlooks, bridges, and stairs at the Geologic Column complex as well as to provide erosion control measures. As of October 31, 2020, all of the repair work was complete. Structural cracks were fixed and missing stones replaced in the overlooks and bridges, a section of each of the overlook's walls were rebuilt, the stairs' stone pavers were repaired, and water was directed away from all the features. We also repaired the structural cracks and replaced the missing stones in the 1938 Serpentine wall, a curving decorative wall built by the WPA. In addition, the stone pavers at the Columbia Street Entrance were reset and leveled on the upper landing where the pavers have been impacted by erosion and displacement. The grant payouts will be by completed by June 4, 2021.
With funds raised in past Give! Campaigns and with grant funds awarded to us by the State Historical Fund, we have repaired numerous historic stone features in the Park. In additon to the Geologic Column Complex, we have repaired the 400-foot long Columbia Street Entrance, the Serpentine Wall and the Culebra Avenue Overlook.
We hope you enjoy Monument Valley Park, but please follow CDC guidance when using the park to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus by most importantly staying home if you feel sick, wearing a mask, maintaining a safe distance of six feet between yourself and other groups, and practicing effective personal hygiene.
Stay healthy and safe!
The Friends of Monument Valley Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and improvement of the natural and cultural environment in the Park. Our Friends group was formed in 2000 and encourages membership for anyone interested in the Park.
We are always looking for new members. Click the Join Us tab to become a member.
Friends of Monument Valley Park
P.O. Box 734
Colorado Springs, CO
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Bleating Heart Night at Goat Patch Brewing Co.
April 20th from 5 to 9 pm
2727 N. Cascade Avenue
Purchase a pint from Goat Patch Brewing Co.
on Tuesday, April 20th, from 5 to 9 pm
and $1.00 per pint will be donated
to the Friends of Monument Valley Park.
At Goat Patch Brewing Co., they love pairing good beer with a good cause. That's why our Friends group is thrilled to have been selected as their featured nonprofit for
“Bleating Heart Night” on Tuesday, April 20th from 5-9 pm.
Enjoy your pint in the tasting room or on the patio. Can't stay? Grab a crowler or growler to go and GPB will also donate $1
to Friends of Monument Valley Park.
May 10, 2021
Walk begins promptly at 7:30 am to 9:00 am
at the Parking Lot at the W. Fontanero Street Entrance to the Park
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
RSVP to Meg Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space
Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are limiting the group to twenty
participants that will be split into two groups of ten.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED
Bring: binoculars and water -- NO PETS please.
Cancelled in case or rain.