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.
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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Summer is the busiest time for the park. FMVP's main event during the summer is Musical Mondays in July in the Park.
Our 2020 Give! Campaign is set to start on November 1st and will run until December 31st. We were delighted to have been selected to participate in the 2020 Give! Campaign sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper. The Give! Campaign is a year-end fundraising, multimedia, and marketing campaign designed to help local nonprofits, like us, to raise funds, attract volunteers, and provide publicity for the work of the participating nonprofits.
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 current projects include 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 started on September 15, 2020 and should be completed this fall. We hope 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
Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.
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.
Give! Campaign Rocking Kick Off!
A Rock Hunt for All Ages in Monument Valley Park!
Starting November 1st at Noon
To Celebrate the Start of our Give! Fundraising Campaign!
Hunt for our Give! rocks in Monument Valley Park
and win fun prizes!!
The rock hunt lasts until all the rocks are found.
Complete instructions for collecting your prize on the back of each rock. To collect your prize, post photo of yourself with the Give! rock showing Prize # on your Facebook page and tag Friends of Monument Valley Park or post on Instagram and tag us at @friendsofmvp.cos and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you have a rock ‘n’ good time!
Unfortunately, all of our spring and summer events were cancelled due to the need to comply with social distancing recommendations during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the meantime, we have a 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 on our Facebook page and Instagram.
We hope to resume our nature walks, clean-ups and other activities
as soon as it is safe to do so.
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, maintaining a safe distance of six feet between yourself and other groups, and practicing effective personal hygiene.
Stay healthy and safe!