Veterans Day activities and closures planned in Colorado Springs starting Saturday; Skate in the Park in Acacia Park opening day announced

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The annual Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade returns to downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday, Nov. 6 and will incorporate the theme of "The Greatest Generation." Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., the event is free and open to the public.

Due to the parade, from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Tejon Street will be closed from Cache la Poudre Street to Cimarron Street, and the following will be closed between Cascade and Nevada avenues, Dale Street, Monument Street, Willamette Street, St. Vrain Street, Boulder Street, Platte Avenue, Bijou Street, Kiowa Street, Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Avenue, Vermijo Avenue and Costilla Street.

Event parking is available in public parking garages. Parking rates can be found at ColoradoSprings.gov/Parking. For more information on the parade, visit COSVetsParade.org.

City to observe Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 11

City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, including:
  • Administrative offices for Mountain Metropolitan Transit
  • City Administration Building
  • City Clerk
  • City Hall
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
  • Deerfield Community Center
  • Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center
  • Hillside Community Center
  • Meadows Park Community Center
  • Municipal Court
  • Otis Park Community Center
  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Administration Building
  • Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
  • Sales Tax Office
  • Sports and Therapeutic Recreation Programs Office in Memorial Park
  • Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center

The following facilities will remain open Thursday:
  • Fairfield and Evergreen cemeteries – gates open (offices closed)
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course
  • Pikes Peak Highway – free admission to active and retired military with ID. As always, access is weather permitting.
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • Valley Hi Golf Course

Skate in the Park in Acacia Park opens Friday, Nov. 12

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Skate in the Park in Acacia Park presented by Academy Bank, an annual downtown tradition offered by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department, opens to the public on Friday, Nov.12. Tickets will be sold onsite only. More information can be found at DowntownCS.com/Skate.

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