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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  • We love this park. We park on the other side of the freeway and cross with the dogs up over the highway, very noisy and exhilarating! Then we walk to our heart's content and so much of it is flat, scenic, very interesting to look at. Pickle ball, paths, little places to explore, a garden, a pond with lots of geese that is just adorable. I love walking when it's level, so much easier on me!
  • The park is benhart of Colorado Springs for over a hundred years. Unfortunately, it's full of trash. I pick up as much as I can while I'm there. A wonderful Legacy for the city, hopefully people will learn to love it again.
  • I love comeing here. I usually park my car here and walk down town enjoying the back pathway next to the stream. Walking into the park i can find activities such as pickle ball or basketball. Next door is also the FAC and CC botanical gardens.
  • 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.
  • Linear park along Monument Creek in the downtown Colorado Springs area. Great for running, walking, mellow/commute biking, and XC skiing when there is snow. There's pickle ball, an outdoor seasonal pool, kids area, and a soccer field. It's getting fixed up, little by little.
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