Spray Grounds and Fountains

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The Deerfield Hills Spray Ground, Water Hole at Venezia Park and Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park will open as soon as June 12 with a recommended maximum of 50 people at a time. Routine cleanings will occur several times daily. As previously announced, the Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park is closed this summer due to construction activity in the area. 

Two of the City’s three outdoor pools – Wilson Ranch and Monument Valley, operated by the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region – will open at a limited capacity. An opening date has not yet been determined, but they could open as soon as June 22. Surfaces in restrooms and locker rooms will be routinely cleaned every hour. As previously scheduled, Portal Pool and Prospect Lake Beach will remain closed for the season. 

Reopening of the City-owned indoor pool at the Cottonwood Creek Family Center YMCA will occur at a later date that has not yet been determined.

Fountains and Spray Grounds

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department manages several spray grounds and fountains that are available in the summer months.

When the outside temperatures are not expected to reach above 65 degrees, sites may close for the day. Operations are expected to resume when the hot temperatures return. If in doubt, please contact the site prior to going for some water fun!

Uncle Wilber Fountain at Acacia Park

Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue

  • Closed for the season

Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park 

  • Due to construction, the Julie Penrose Fountain at ATB will not operate the Summer of 2020. Please see our other Fountain and SprayGround locations on when to stay cool!

Deerfield Hills Spray Ground at Deerfield Hills Park

The Spray Ground includes 16 different water spray features containing over 50 individual spray nozzles and various features including Bell Trios, Foaming Geysers, Ground Geysers, Soak Stations, Water Jellys, Water Quests, Water Trios and a Water Wall! The Spray Ground includes free admission (donations gladly accepted on-site).

Hours of Operation

June 1-August 9

Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 10-September 7

Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
OPEN 4TH OF JULY & LABOR DAY

Reservations

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Spray Ground Tips

  • Food is allowed in designated areas only.
  • No glass containers in the spray ground area.
  • For participants wearing diapers, plastic pants must be worn over the diapers (this includes swim diapers).
  • Avoid bringing valuables. The spray ground does not have lockers for your belongings. DHCC is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • All park property is designated non-smoking (to include electronic devices, marijuana, tobacco) as defined by City Ordinance #17-7 (6.6.201, 6.6.202, 6.6.203)
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited in city parks, Ordinance No. 21-9-410.
  • Groups of 12 or more need to complete a reservation agreement for weekday use.
  • The site will close for inclement weather.
  • Parking is limited.
  • No pets, please.

Quesitons?

(719) 385-5996 or deerfield@coloradosprings.gov

The Water Hole at Venezia Park

John Venezia Community Park at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd.

  • Closed for the season

Questions and Contact Information

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @COSFountains for up to date closure, maintenance, and weather delay information.

Report a maintenance issue at fountains@coloradosprings.gov.This email is for maintenance issues only and is not monitored for other questions or concerns.

Questions? Call 719-385-5940 x 9

Lightning Safety Procedures

Lightning can occur with or without rain. Parks staff follow the “30/30” rule. This means when there is less than 30 seconds between lightning and the resulting thunder, fountains and spray grounds are turned off. They are turned back on 30 minutes after the last time thunder is heard. The same counting method will be used for hearing Bang to Bang or seeing Flash to Flash. Under 30 seconds, patrons should seek immediate shelter in a safe location until operations resume.