Parks & Open Spaces


The Parks and Open Space Division provides comprehensive planning services for parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities that directly benefit the citizens of Monument by enhancing quality of life, promoting a healthy community, supporting the local economy and protecting and enhancing the environment.

The Parks and Open Space Division provides recreational and educational opportunities by designing, renovating, constructing, and maintaining new parks, park facilities and trails for the citizens and visitors of Monument.


The Parks and Open Space Division has many responsibilities including:
  • Conduct comprehensive park and recreation facility planning.
  • Maintain, renovate and construct:
    • Buildings
    • Curbing
    • Fences
    • Parking facilities
    • Structures
    • Walkways
  • Manage, maintain and protect the natural resources within the parks and open space properties.
  • Provide landscape maintenance services.
  • Repair:
    • All manner of vandalized facilities
    • Landscape equipment
    • Lighting and plumbing systems
    • Monitor and renovate irrigation

Park Usage 

Please review the Town Park Use Guide (PDF) and Monument Lake Rules (PDF) for information on policies regarding the usage of parks within the community. 

To make a reservation, please visit the Facilities page or complete a Park Reservation Application (PDF).

Parks Plan 

Adopted in 2003, the Parks Plan identifies existing conditions and future community expansion as well as documents the direction viewed necessary to achieve the Parks, Trails, and Open Space goals of the community. 

View the Parks Plan (PDF) to learn more, or visit the Conceptual Parks Plan page

Parks Projects

Project General Location Discription
Snowplowing/Street Sweeping as Needed All Around Town Most of the winter, the Parks Staff helps the Streets Department to maintain roads during snow/ice events as well as help to run street sweepers to clean up after snow/ice events. 
Christmas Lights All Around Town  Most of November and December is dedicated to decorating the Town for Christmas. With the official Tree Lighting event on December 2nd held in Limbach Park.   
3rd Street Trailhead 3rd Street Trailhead for Santa Fe Trail The next phase will include adding an irrigation system for this area. 
Resurface Basketball Court Dirty Woman Creek Park Court will reopen around 2 pm on September 11. Resurfacing the basketball court to seal cracks and extend useful life.
Trailhead Overhaul 3rd Street Trailhead for Santa Fe Trail removed dead tree, redoing and adding flower beds
4th Street Closer 4th Street Between Woodworth and Beacon Lite Road Added Sod, irrigation, signage, and fencing to make park one complete section.
Cemetery Fence Beacon Lite Road and 8th Street  Replaced old chain-link fence with new wooden 3-rail fence.