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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Calendar-Discover Colorado Springs 2018


Discover Colorado Springs calendar

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is excited to announce the 5th Annual Discover Colorado Springs calendar. Calendars will be available at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office the first week of December.  1401 Recreation Way, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

Grand Prize Cover Winner

James Van Hoy’s picture of America the Beautiful Park

Page Winners

  • Blodgett Peak Open Space by Gabe Alvarado
  • Ute Valley Park  by Mike Bonar
  • Mt Manitou Incline by David Deitemeyer  
  • Garden of the Gods by Bob Falcone
  • Valley Hi Golf Course by Brian Fox
  • Rock Ledge Ranch by Bill Gast
  • North Slope Recreation Area on Pikes Peak by Jon Gonzales 
  • Quail Lake by Bruce Hausknecht
  • Garden of the Gods by Rob Lucas
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum by Glenn Martin
  • North Cheyenne Cañon Park by Justin Peterson
  • South Slope Recreation Area by Kurt Trujillo
  • America the Beautiful Park by James Van Hoy
  • Garden of the Gods by Marion Zachary

Honorable Mentions

  • Fireworks at Memorial Park by Logan Pierce
  • Rock Ledge Ranch by Barbara Currey
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum by Matt Mayberry
  • Ute Valley Park by Mike Bonar
  • Garden of the Gods by David Meyers
  • Mt. Manitou Incline by Rob Lucas
  • Mountain Shadows Open Space by Martin France
  • Valley Hi Golf Course by Brian Fox
  • Garden of the Gods by Curt DeCapite
  • Memorial Park by Carolyn Engquist
  • Garden of the Gods by Justin Peterson
  • Stratton Open Space by C. Moore Parks
  • Garden of the Gods by Justin Peterson
  • North Cheyenne Cañon by Dennis Will
  • Garden of the Gods by Kenneth Childress

Restrictions and Guidelines

  1. Photos must be submitted by the photographer, who must be the owner of the submitted photo and have full exclusive rights to their submitted image.
  2. The photographer of the selected image(s) will grant the City of Colorado Springs and the Parks Department limited non-exclusive rights to the photo for use in the calendar (for which credit will be given to the photographer) and for use in promotions for the City.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver allowing this use.
  3. Photo submissions from amateur and professional photographers are welcome.
  4. Any person who is identifiable within the picture(s) must sign the individual identified in Photograph waiver.  Signature from unidentifiable individuals is not required.  A guardian must sign for any child under the age of 18.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver of the subject to be eligible for the contest.
  5. All images must be of property owned or managed by the City of Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
  6. Park rules must be adhered to when taking the “perfect shot”, including, but not limited to, staying on designated trails and pet leash requirements.
  7. Limit of 5 photos submitted per photographer.
  8. Photographs can submit either landscape or portrait format.  The Parks Department reserves the right to make crops to any submitted picture to fit in the desired format.
  9. The Parks Department is not responsible for any picture that did not make the submission deadline due to undeliverable spam emails, loss through postal carriers, or cyberspace malfunctions.
  10. If you are taking pictures of a sanctioned event, you may need to obtain approval from the event organizer.

Photography Submission Requirements:

Photos can be submitted via:

  1. Email at
  2. Dropped off or mailed to the Parks and Recreation Headquarters Office:

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
c/o David Deitemeyer
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

In the body of the email please include:

  1. Name of Photographer
  2. Contact information
  3. Property of facility where picture was taken
  4. The month in which the picture was taken

Please use the format below to name your photo:

  1. Format: Last name – location(photo submission #)
  2. Sample: Smith – PikesPeak(1); Smith – PattyJewett(2)

Waiver: Permission to Use Photograph and individual Identified in Photograph must be signed and attached.

Size of submitted picture:

  1. All Pictures must be submitted digitally (either via email or delivered on CD/thumb drive – submitted material will not be returned)
  2. Pictures should be no smaller than 300 dpi.
    1. Cell phone pictures often do not meet these requirements.  Please verify your cell phone picture is a minimum of 300 dpi before it is submitted.

Deadline for Photo Submissions:

  1. Photos must be delivered / emailed to the Parks Department by 2 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017.  Pictures received after this day will not be accepted.  Please plan accordingly if you are mailing your pictures.