Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs

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Monument Valley Park is a historic, recreational park in Colorado Springs, Colorado through which Monument Creek flows. It is a National Register of Historic Places listing and is on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.GeographyThe park is located in the center of Colorado Springs. It is about 2 miles long, with Monument Creek, a tributary of Fountain Creek running through the center of the park from West Monroe south to West Bijou. It defines the western edge of the downtown area. The park is bounded on the west by Interstate 25 and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. At the east is residential housing.Monument Creek flows north to south and falls about 72 feet in elevation. It is 5,988 feet in elevation at its lowest point at the southwestern corner of the park; It is 6,060 feet in elevation at the northern edge of the park, north of Boddington Field. The narrow Mesa Creek intersects with Monument Creek at the northwestern edge of the park.HistoryPark creationGeneral William Jackson Palmer donated the land for Monument Valley Park to Colorado Springs to be a "park for the people". The park was developed between 1904 and 1907 and included "elegant gardens, winding walks, bridged ponds, a tennis court, playgrounds and an arboretum displaying Colorado tree and shrub species and Palmer's Colorado Wildflower Garden." Every species of wildflower in Colorado was in Palmer's garden. There were 3 natural springs, for which the city is named. Spencer Penrose donated the swimming pool in 1914. The intention was to create a mixture of formal gardens and natural settings, like natural English gardens.
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  • Beautiful vista where you can see all of Colorado Springs. FREE too!!! A must see when you are here!  more »
  • We had a group picnic here. There were great facilities in a nice setting. It’s a historic park built by the founding fathers in the early 1900’s. Great for walks, walking dogs, pickle ball, or temmis...  more »
  • This park is huge and depending on what area you go to, your visit will vary. This park has plenty of space for hikes, picnics, a playground, and beautiful views. It'd be a nice place to go hang out w...  more »
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  • If you need to walk run or bike with minor to no elevation change it's great. People on the courts playing something like tennis ( sorry paddle tennis?) Looks fun though. Nice Creek and the have baseball field and outdoor swimming pool. We brought our puppy on a leash but saw people with obedient dogs without leashes on.
  • This park is a hidden gem! We have been here with Mountain Tots twice, once in June and once in November, and we thoroughly enjoyed both visits. It’s just an absolutely beautiful place all around. In the Spring and Summer there is a vegetable garden on one side and an amazing flower garden with a gazebo and arbor of roses on the other. Well done!
  • Great pickleball venue. The PPPA offers lessons for beginners and groups to advance your play. The website is wonderful.
  • Huge park north of downtown, great jogging trail and beautiful huge trees by the creek. Playground for the little kids near big fields and baseball diamond. Great place for picnics and gatherings, or meditation, yoga, sport, with one of the better running trails in town. General Palmer's gift to his daughter, historically, with a touch of local beauty.
  • This is a nice park with a lot of nice shade trees and a cool pond. The one big downside is that there are a lot of geese and therefore a lot of droppings all over the park which isn't the best for dogs or kids.

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