Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PARAB)

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • City Council Chambers
    606 Manitou Avenue
    Manitou Springs, CO 80829

If the 1st Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will either be the following Monday or canceled. Please email the ADA Coordinator if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You may also call 719-685-2554.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Danu Fatt, Chair
    Term expires: February 28, 2021
  • TBD, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 
  • Tim Bresnahan
    Term expires: February 28, 2021
  • Matt Cavanaugh
    Term expires: February 28, 2021
  • Jenna Gallas
    Term expires: February 28, 2021
  • Christina Grow
    Term expires: February 28, 2020
  • Gail Cage, Alternate Member
    Term expires: February 28, 2020
  • Jan Johnson, Alternate Member
    Term expires: February 28, 2021
  • Nancy Fortuin, City Council Liaison
  • Jeff Jones, Deputy Public Services Director
    Staff Liaison Email: jjones@comsgov.com
  • TBD - Open Space Advisory Committee Liaison

To apply for an appointment, send an Application for Board Membership (PDF), a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.

Moasic with Flowers and BirdMission Statement

The mission of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PARAB) is to ensure day-to-day procedures that protect and maintain the natural environment of our parks using best practices that support a resilient and sustainable system that is welcoming, clean, and safe. PARAB will engage and educate the public by supporting dynamic, healthy, and diverse activities while stewarding the natural resources that are the foundation of the parks.

Vision Statement

Manitou Springs' park and recreation will connect people and the natural environment for the health and well being of all.

The parks and trails (PDF) of Manitou Springs provide a link with the town's past, accentuate the beauty of its natural setting and afford a multitude of leisure-time activities for residents and visitors alike.

Manitou Springs is home to some of the most scenic trails in the mountain west. From Barr Trail ascending Pikes Peak, to the hiking through Waldo Canyon, to hidden passageways through historical railroad tunnels, we have trails to suit the rugged enthusiast as well as the more casual hiker, all with the opportunity to capture nature at its best.

Standard Operating Procedures 

Click here to view PARAB's Standard Operating Procedures.

PARAB Parks & Trail Map

Manitou Springs has many parks and trails. Check out the OpenStreetMap which details parks, trails, mineral springs, and more. Zoom in and see details or zoom out to see the whole area.

PARAB Grant Program

PARAB awards up to $500 to individuals and up to $1,000 to groups for local projects, leisure activities and recreational opportunities. Learn more and apply now.

Parks & Trails Map

Parks and Trails Map