COLORADO SPRINGS – April is Earth Month and there are lots of fun – and free – ways to celebrate in Colorado Springs this Saturday!
Free community events are held at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Garden of the Gods Park, and Meadows Park Community Center.
25th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Garden of the Gods
The 25th annual Earth Day celebration at the Garden of the Gods will take place this Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free community event will feature hands-on activities for all ages at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic. Site. Performances by the Seven Falls Indian dancers, demonstrations, educational booths, crafts and experiments with live animals are among the planned offerings. Dance demonstrations will take place at the Maison des Visitors et de la Nature at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Admission to Rock Ledge Ranch is free all day. Additionally, community members can sign up beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday for a volunteer cleanup in Garden of the Gods Park. Trash bags will be provided and participants are encouraged to wear gloves.
Parking at the Visitor Center should fill up quickly. Additional parking will be available at Rock Ledge Ranch. Disabled parking spaces will be available at both locations. Due to the 30th Street Corridor Project, 30th Street is closed in either direction between Gateway and Mesa roads. Participants must access the site from the south on 30th Street.
For more information, visit GardenOfTheGods.com.
What 25th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Garden of the Gods, plus free admission to historic Rock Ledge Ranch. The annual event aims to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day by providing free family entertainment and environmental education through green thinking and living.
When Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Or Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th Street; Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road
Earth Month Shred & Recycle Event at Meadows Park Community Center
The Meadows Park Community Center is hosting an Earth Month event, Shred and Recycle, on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. At the event, residents can drop off recyclable household waste, which the community center will shred and dispose of free of charge. This includes electronics, documents and more. A complete list of acceptable items is available at ColoradoSprings.gov/Meadows.
There will also be an on-site Care & Share mobile market on Saturday and a free, family-friendly egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. Meadows Park celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, offering special events each month for members of the community.
What Earth Month Shred & Recycle Event, Care & Share Mobile Market and Egg Hunt
When Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.
Or Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Avenue