Summer is the busiest time for the park. FMVP's main event during the summer is Musical Mondays in July in the Park.
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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With cooling weather, fall's colors emerge in the park. Our fall tree walk is the perfect time to enjoy the brilliant colors.
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 September 15, 2020, structural cracks are being fixed and missing stones replaced in the overlooks and bridges, a section of each of the overlooks' wall are being rebuilt, the stairs' stone pavers are being repaired, and water will be directed away from all the features. We are also repairing the structural cracks and replacing the missing stones in the 1938 Serpentine wall, a curving decorative wall built by the WPA. In addition, at the Columbia Street Entrance, the stone pavers are being reset and leveled on the upper landing where the pavers have been impacted by erosion and displacement. The repair work began September 15, 2020 and should be finished later this fall.
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.
VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, February 9th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Meeting will be held via Zoom
If would like to attend, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 8th at noon
We will send a confidential Zoom link by email for virtual attendance on February 8th.
Please be in the Zoom waiting room no later than 6:55 p.m. on February 9th for entry into the annual meeting, as access will not be possible after the meeting is called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Voting on 2021 Board Members
Recap of 2020 Highlights & Activities
Update on Historic Stonework Projects;
Update on Give! 2020 Fundraising Campaign;
Review of Activities Planned for 2021
2021 Sesquicentennial Plans
We hope to resume our nature walks, clean-ups and other activities
as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, please enjoy our VIRTUAL TREE WALK with videos, photos and information provided by Carey Harrington, a Colorado Native Plant Master, posted on our Facebook page and Instagram. We also have a VIRTUAL WILDFLOWER WALK led by Carey that was posted in late spring 2020 on our Facebook page
We hope you are continuing to 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!
Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.
From our bird and wildflower walks, to our spring cleanups, Monument Valley Park is perfect for an active spring.
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