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. 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 impacted 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.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Avenue
Fellowship Hall (Church Basement)
Guest Speaker: Karen Palus
Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
will speak on:
"Sesquicentennial Park Projects Celebrating
General Palmer's Gifts"
Agenda will include yearly review, update on stonework projects, 2019 Give! Campaign, and election of 2020 Board members
Hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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Friends of Monument Valley Park
P.O. Box 734
Colorado Springs, CO
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We are grateful to all of you who who donated to our 2019 Give! Campaign. We raised $16,160 from individual donors and $8,000 from our matching grant sponsors. The Give! Campaign ran from November 1st to December 31st and is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper. It is a year-end fundraising, multimedia, and marketing campaign designed to help local nonprofits raise funds, attract volunteers, and provide publicity for the work of the participating nonprofits.
All of the funds raised in our 2019 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 future projects include the repairs 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.
A special thanks to our Matching Grant Spnsors: Beckony Kitchens & Baths , Bob McGrath Construction LLC , Colorado College , Frier Planning Concepts , Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation , Lots A Liquor , Old North End Neighborhood , Penrose-St. Francis Health Services , The Bloom Foundation , Tim & Sherry Coutts, Central Bancorp, Inc. , and Young Life