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2019 New State Historical Fund Grant Award

On Februa​ry 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.   Structural cracks will be fixed and missing stones replaced in the overlooks and bridges, a section of the smaller overlook's wall will be rebuilt, the stair's stone pavers will be repaired, and water will be directed away from all the features.  In addition, we will repair the structural cracks and replace the missing stones in the 1938 Serpentine wall, a curving decorative wall built by the WPA.  We will also level and reset the pavers on the landing of the elaborate 1938 Columbia Street Entrance where the pavers have been ipacted by erosion and displacement.  The repair work will occur during the summer of 2020.


​With funds raised in past Give! Campaigns and with grant funds awarded to us by the State Historical Fund, we have repaired three historic stone features in the Park.  Our most recent accomplishment was the repair of the 400-foot long, Columbia Street Entrance.  In past years, we repaired the Geologic Column's retaining walls and the Culebra Avenue Overlook.






June 8th Trail Clean-Up

Saturday, June 8th, 9:00 am to Noon


Meet at the Legacy Loop Fontanero Trailhead Parking Lot located on the west side of Monument Creek on Recreation Way to the north of the

Parks Dept.  See Location 1* on Map.


We'll be picking up trash and cleaning up debris from our

recent snowstorm.  


Bring work gloves, water and sunscreen.  Trash bags provided.

Hope to see you there!

SPRING

​​Upcoming Events

Monument Valley Park Throughout the Seasons

Fall

With cooling weather, fall's colors emerge in the park.  Our fall tree walk is the perfect time to enjoy the brilliant colors.

Summer

Winter

Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.


Summer is the busiest time for the park.  FMVP's main event during the summer is Musical Mondays in July in the Park.

From our bird and wildflower walks, to our spring cleanups, Monument Valley Park is perfect for an active spring.

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
80901
info@fmvp.net


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