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First work days of 2017 announced!

Come out and join us for the first workdays of the 2017 season! Wednesday April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 11, 9-11 a.m Wednesday April 19 , 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. April through September. Tools provided, PLEASE wear close toed shoes. Email Nick Cirincione or Christine Thomas to […]

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2016 Accomplishments, Big Plans for 2017

A Letter from the Board President Dear Friends, 2016 was another amazing year with a long list of accomplishments for Ute Valley Park. It took many organizations and individuals to make it all happen: Parks and open space professionals, local businesses, board members and other volunteers. 2016 Accomplishments: West Ridge Trail: A new trail along […]

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Ute Valley Park Volunteers Featured in Woodmen Edition

Volunteers kick off new season with trail work in Ute Valley Park BY STEWART M. GREEN, Woodmen Edition A group of 15 volunteers stands behind a trailer filled with shovels, polaskis and trail-building tools at Ute Valley Park. Larry Kitt, the park ranger, tells the group: “It’s going to be an easy start for this […]

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2016 work season kicks off Wednesday, April 6

We’re kicking off our 2016 work season on Wednesday April 6 from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll plan to have workdays every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm until the Fall. For this first workday we’ll be picking up where we left off last work season with construction of the new trail on the flank […]

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Please keep dogs on a leash

Dogs must be kept on a leash in all Colorado Springs city parks and open spaces. The Humane Society has begun to patrol and issue citations for off leash dogs in Ute Valley Park.  Please be courteous to other park users and abide by park regulations to avoid getting a ticket.

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2015 Highlights From the Board President

A Letter From the Board President Dear Friends, 2015 was an amazing year with a long list of accomplishments for Ute Valley Park. It took many organizations and individuals to make it all happen: Parks and open space professionals, local businesses, board members and other volunteers. In 2015: The Park Grew The final phase of the […]

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August Park Place

April showers bring May flowers is a very familiar phrase. But to Ute Valley Park what about the May, June, and now July showers?  What all do they bring?  To date we can say flooding, erosion, lots of greenery, amazing wildflowers, and unfortunately noxious weeds. Yep, if you have been through UVP during this time […]

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Ute Valley Park Receives $20,000 Grant

June 12, 2015 — Friends of Ute Valley Park has received a $20,000 grant from REI to fund trail work. The park master plan, completed in February, identified the East Loop Trail (bottom-right in the map below) as a priority, and the REI grant will be used to complete the trail. “We are thrilled to […]

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National Trails Day Volunteer Work to Be Held at Ute Valley Park on June 6

National Trails Day Volunteer Work to Be Held at Ute Valley Park on June 6. Click on the Volunteer tab for details.

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Friends Group of the Year!

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services recently recognized the Friends of Ute Valley Park and the Incline Friends as the Friends Groups of the Year for 2014!  Each group had tremendous accomplishments in 2014 and Parks and Rec could not have succeeded in their progress on those properties without help from Friends. Sarah Bryarly, Parks and Rec, acknowledged […]

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