For the Kids

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  This zoo is like no other and is not to be missed.  The views alone at the giraffe exhibit will leave you mesmerized.   African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild, Asian Highlands and Primate World are just some of the exhibits making this zoo one of the top ten zoos in the country. The Zoo offers great camp programs and has an impressive ambassador program for teens.  Don’t be surprised to find Kim there with her kids on a day off.

  • Manitou Springs Penny Arcade  Head to Manitou Springs and you will be enchanted with this little village full of trading posts, eccentric boutiques, art galleries and some pretty fun restaurant spots.  If you have kids, you cannot miss the penny arcade.  This arcade has pinball machines from the 1930’s, kid’s rides, skeeball and so much more. Don't forget to grab a treat at Patsy's, right next to the Arcade.

  • Rock Ledge Ranch Located within the Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch stewards a diverse outdoor museum by engaging, inspiring, and educating guests with the cultural and agricultural stories of those who inhabited the Pikes Peak region from 1775-1909.

  • Memorial Park Memorial Park is a huge city park located just southeast of downtown.  In addition to a large lake for paddle boarding, there is also a public ice skating rink (where you can take lessons!), a bicycle and roller skating velodrome, a YMCA operated swimming pool and several tennis courts and sports fields.

  • America the Beautiful Park Located in the heart of downtown and adjacent to the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum, this park boasts interactive art statues and a the fantasy playground complete with hammocks.

  • Venezia Community Park John Venezia Community Park is built at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd. on the north side of Colorado Springs.

  • Flip Shack  A popular gymnastics facility with two locations in the Cheyenne Mountain area and downtown, featuring classes and open gym playtime for kids.

  • Pikes Peak Public Library  Our library district is second to none.  Locations throughout the city, you will find a plethora of services beyond just checking out a novel.