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Manitou Springs Flood Recovery/Mitigation Information

Click here to learn more about what the City is doing in response to the flooding events experienced in 2013 and 2015. This page provides flood mitigation project updates and resources.


News & Announcements

Hiawatha Gardens Community Meeting

A Hiawatha Gardens community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in Memorial Hall (606 Manitou Avenue). This will be a chance to learn more about the Hiawatha Gardens project, and gather public feedback on the project. To learn more about the meeting, read the full release here.

Creek Week Cleanup

The fifth annual Creek Week Cleanup is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. For more information, view the event flyer here.

Road Closure: Westbound 1000 block of Manitou Avenue

The westbound and center lanes of Manitou Avenue immediately north/northwest of the Manitou/Ruxton traffic circle in Manitou Springs are closed due to subterranean flood damage discovered by City of Manitou Springs staff. Eastbound Manitou Avenue remains open. Westbound traffic is being detoured to Cañon Avenue, then Park Avenue until Park rejoins Manitou Avenue, just west of Soda Springs Park. Click here to see the map/routing illustration.

The Colorado Department of Transportation issued this press release (click here).

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Effective immediately Fire Chief John Forsett has terminated all fire restrictions.

Stage One Water Restrictions Lifted

On September 18, 2018, City Council passed Resolution 2718 lifting stage one water restrictions.

Schryver Park & Pool Parking Lot Improvements

The Schryver Park and Pool parking lot will be undergoing improvements beginning Thursday, June 14. Once the lot improvements are complete, the pedestrian bridge near the parking lot will be replaced. This project is expected to take over 45 days.

Pool facility parking will be designated in the Schryver Park grass area and will be striped. Additional parking options may be announced at a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

City of Manitou Springs Programs, Policies and Participants

The City of Manitou Springs is a home-rule municipal government in the State of Colorado that provides a range of services, with the overall purpose of ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the community in accordance with the City's Municipal Code, State Statutes and Federal Law. 

Services include: overall city governance by a city council and admistration; provision of public safety and emergency services; municipal court; human resources; liquor license administration; financial management; provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, water, waste water and storm water; flood recovery projects; parks, recreation & fitness center; a cemetery; open space and trails; parking; funding to support library services; and planning services to implement the zoning code, historic district/subdivision regulations, long-range planning, procurement of grant funding, transportation planning/projects and economic development.

Programs include: recreation and exercise programming to promote a healthy life style and water safety; on-going staff training and education; community outreach; and collaboration with regional agencies to address housing, social services, transportation and other needs.

Participants of city services and programs include citizens, business owners, numerous visitors and city staff.

The City of Manitou Springs does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided to ensure equal access to all people.  Individuals who would like to request auxiliary aids or services should contact ADA Coordinator Donna Kast at (719) 685-2554 or dkast@comsgov.com to discuss specific needs (e.g., interpreters, sign language, or readers for the sight impaired). 

Employee of the Month Program

The Manitou Springs City Council is proud to announce the Employee of the Month initiative. Beginning March 2016, community members and City staff will have the opportunity to nominate a City employee as Employee of the Month.

Nomination forms can be picked up in the City Clerk’s office and submitted via email to Human Resources Director Donna Kast at dkast@comsgov.com. The Employee of the Month will receive $50.00 of Manitou Money and a month of free parking in any paid parking spot in Manitou Springs!

We hope this initiative helps us all get to know our City Employees better and ignites pride and excitement throughout the City.   

Manitou Springs Welcomes Visitors

Best known for its scenic landscapes, cool mountain air, healing mineral springs, hiking trails, popular events and welcoming spirit, Manitou Springs thrives as a popular tourist destination.  Click to learn more about Manitou Springs.