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 if you are not fully vaccinated, 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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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
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.
With cooling weather, fall's colors emerge in the park. Our fall tree walk is the perfect time to enjoy the brilliant colors.
2021 GIVE! Campaign
Virtual Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 8th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Meeting will be held via Zoom
Spectacular News for Monument Valley Park Will Be Announced at the Meeting
Guest Speaker: Karen Palus
Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
If would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 7th at noon
A confidential Zoom link will be sent by email on February 7th
to members who RSVP.
Other Agenda Highlights:
Voting on 2022 Board Members
Recap of 2021 Achievements & Activities
Update on Historic Stonework Projects
Update on Give! 2021 Fundraising Campaign
Review of Activities Planned for 2022
We are excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2021 Give! Campaign that runs from November 1st to December 31st. Give! is a year-end multimedia and marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers, and publicity for the important work that local nonprofits (like us!) perform. It is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent.
All of the funds raised in our 2021 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 significant stone features in the park. Our most recent project was the repair of the c. 1917 Willamette Avenue Entrance completed during June 2021. This stone entry has a street level, formal stone entry connected by a path to an informal stone entry at the park level. Both levels display a high level of crafsmanship with beaded mortar and decorative stonework. In October 2020, we completed 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. 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.
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 steps along the banks of the former pond by the swimming pool, the WPA Monuments and the baseball grandstand.
A special thanks to our Matching Grant Sponsors: Beckony Kitchens & Baths, The Bloom Foundation, Bob McGrath Construction LLC, Central Bancorp/Tim & Sherry Coutts, Cheers Liquor Mart, Colorado College, Frier Planning Concepts, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, Good Earth Garden Center, Groninger Concrete & Landscaping, Lots A Liquor, Old North End Neighborhood, Olson Plumbing & Heating Co., Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and Young Life
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.
Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.