October 5th Park Clean-Up
(September's Clean-Up Has Been Moved to October)
October's clean-up will be part of Creek Week and a
joint clean-up with the Colorado College group, EnAct
Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am to Noon
Meet across the street from the Van Briggle Building
1118 Glen Avenue
Breakfast and Coffee Provided by Colorado College
Help us pick up trash near Monument Creek
Come for 1 hour or for 3 hours, whatever time you can spare!
Garden tools and bags provided. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen!
October Fall Tree Walk
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - Noon
Led by Carey Harrington, Colorado Native Plant Master
Meet at the West Fontanero Street Parking Lot
of Monument Valley Park
Bring: water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, pen & notebook,
camera if you like!
NO PETS please!
If you are late, head north to find us.
Canceled in case of rain.
With cooling weather, fall's colors emerge in the park. Our fall tree walk is the perfect time to enjoy the brilliant colors.
From our bird and wildflower walks, to our spring cleanups, Monument Valley Park is perfect for an active spring.
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.
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. 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.