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
80901
info@fmvp.net


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 GIVE! Campaign




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Our Stonework Repair Projects

On Februa​ry 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.

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We are thrilled to have been selected to participate in the 2024 Give! Campaign. The Campaign will run 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.  


The funds raised in our 2024 Give! Campaign will go primarily 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 projects paid for with Give! Campaign funds were the repairs to the Tahama Spring retaining wall in October 2022 and a small WPA era pedestrian bridge in the northern half of the park in June 2023.   Prior to those repairs, we repaired the c. 1917 Willamette Avenue Entrance during June 2021.  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 our 2024 Campaign for historic features found in the southern half of the park, such as the embankment wall near Duck Lake, the baseball stadium, and the Bijou Street Entryway.


​A special thanks to our 2023 Matching Grant Sponsors:  Beckony Kitchens & Baths, Bob McGrath Construction LLC,  El Pomar Foundation, Jack Quinn's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation,  Groninger Construction, Inc., Lots A Liquor, Old North End Neighborhood, and Pathways Advisor Group.

​​​​Upcoming Events

Monument Valley Park Throughout the Seasons

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.

Summer is the busiest time for the park.  FMVP's main event during the summer is Musical Mondays in July in the Park.

Winter

Come out and enjoy a snowy day in the park. Don't miss our annual meeting in February.



​​​​Summer Tree Walk

Saturday, June 29, 2024​
Walk begins at 10:00 am

and lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours


​Meet at the Pickleball Parking lot of Monument Valley Park
(Just west of the Mesa Road Bridge, near 222 Mesa Road)


Led by Becky Wegner, Certified Arborist

Learn about the variety of trees in the southern half of the park, including the rare lacebark pine in
MVP's Pinetum!

Please RSVP at info@fmvp.net

Free and Open to Everyone!


Bring: Water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, pen & paper,
and camera, if you like.

NO PETS please!


​ Musical Mondays in July Concerts 

All concerts start at 6:30 pm.

​July 8 - Craig Walter and Friends (Acoustic Rock and Folk)
July 15 – Tribe w/John Wise (Blues, Reggae & NOLA R&B)
July 22 – Frog ’n Fiddle (Classic Rock, Bluegrass and Folk)
July 29 - Susan Rissman Trio (Blues and Jazz)


Where:  Monument Valley Park (Lawn West of the Fine Arts Center)

All concerts are free and open to the public. 

​We encourage everyone to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and enjoy a picnic!

Food available for purchase from Food Trucks. 
 

 


July Park Cleanup

Saturday, July 13th
9:00 am–12 Noon


Meeting Place:
TBA


Join Us for One Hour or Three
Whatever Time You Can Spare Will Make a Difference

FMVP T-Shirt for All Participants!

Bring work gloves, water and sunscreen.

 Trash bags and tools provided.