Things to do in Fountain Colorado
Something for everyone!
The Fountain Valley region is alive with activities, whether you enjoy the outdoors, sports, horseback riding, swimming, community events or history. There’s always plenty to do. Here are a few places and events, and don’t forget to visit the city website at http://www.ci.fountain.co.us to get a look at what’s going on in town!
Local Heritage and Events
Blast Dance, Caboose Race and Thunder in the Valley Car Show
Held in June, the Blast Dance commemorates the spectacular train explosion in 1888. The dance and caboose race are held in the square in front of City Hall at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
The Caboose race features homemade cabooses to be pushed by a team to victory.
If you like sweet rides, classic cars and lots of power, come see where the action is at Thunder in the Valley. The location will be announced closer to the time of the event. For information, contact the Fountain Valley Downtown Events Association, (719) 447-8637.
Labor Day Parade & Festival
Unique to Fountain and not to be missed! Observed in September, the Parade and Festival are held in the square in front of City Hall. This is one of the big parties in Fountain, with an old fashioned parade down the city’s main streets followed by lots of food, booths, music and a tractor pull.
This event is hosted by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, (719) 382-2190. City Hall is located at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
Fountain Valley 5K for the Fallen
This event is held every September to honor the men, women and their families who have given their all in service to our country. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Locations to be announced.
Harvest Moon Festival & Haunted House
Held in October, in the square in front of City Hall there’s plenty to do and see, as ghosts and pumpkins roam the streets in search of one of the biggest parties of the year. This event is fun for the whole family, and is brought to you by the Fountain Valley Downtown Events Association, (719) 447-8637. City Hall is located at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
Historic Walking Tour
The City of Fountain and the PPLD Fountain Branch Library offer maps of historic sites along this fascinating walking tour. Contact the Fountain Museum at (719) 390-4538 to arrange a guided tour, get your brochure and learn while you get some fresh air and exercise.
Fountain Valley Museum
A member of the Coalition of Historic Museums in the Pikes Peak Region, the museum offers a variety of historical displays including stories about the early settlers, an organ from the Julie Penrose home, the first city fire hose wagon, and many articles on the train explosion known as “The Big Blast.”
Located at 114 N. Main Street, the museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For special tours contact email@example.com.
Learn about Fountain’s rich heritage at the History Wall at the Fountain Library, located at 230 South Main Street. Call (719) 382-5347 for more information about on-going activities at the library.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony
In the square in front of City Hall, this heartfelt ceremony is held with small town pride as all those who value our veterans gather in their honor. City Hall is located at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
Fountain Tree Lighting Ceremony
In November, be there to witness the traditional tree lighting ceremony at Mayor’s Park (known locally as “The Caboose Park.”) at 300 Iris Drive. Brought to you by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, (719) 382-2190.
Cowboy Christmas Celebration
With the holidays in full swing, Fountain gathers in the square in front of City Hall to have some Christmas fun, and everyone is welcome! This event is brought to you by the Fountain Valley Downtown Events Association, (719) 447-8637. City Hall is located at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
The Fountain Valley Genealogy Club not only helps unlock your family history, but they provide workshops and go on tours of local facilities to learn how to sniff out information. Sponsored by the PPLD Fountain Branch Library, at 230 South Main Street. Call (719) 382-5347 for more information.
Fountain Farmers Market
The Farmers Market runs from May thru Sept. every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. right in front of City Hall. City Hall is located at 116 S. Main St. (719) 322-2000.
Fountain Valley Senior Center
A myriad of events, daily lunches, Has Bin Thrift Store, golf tournament and more, located at 5745 Southmoor Dr., (719) 520-6470 or elpasoco.com (Dept. of Human Resources, then Fountain Valley Senior Center.)
Sports and Recreation
Fountain Creek Trail
The Fountain Creek Trail begins at the southern edge of Fountain Creek Regional Park and extends approximately 10 ½ miles to the Colorado Springs city limit. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders may spot deer, geese, beaver and birds of prey along this river route of ancient cottonwoods.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
With ponds and bubbling creeks, these wetlands support an abundance of life. The Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area has been set aside as a quiet preserve for wildlife and outdoor classroom for visitors. Located at 320 Peppergrass Lane, call 719-520-6745 for information.
Enjoy the Toddler, Family and Teen play areas. Features include multiple ground sprays, animated pole spray features, aqua jumpers and much more!
The hours of the Fountain Splash Pad are 9 A.M. to 9 P.M., Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The Splash Pad is located at the southern end of Aga Park, 213 W. Alabama Ave near Race Street in Downtown Fountain.
Located at 704 E. Ohio Ave., enjoy the BMX bike trail, skateboard, picnic, hike, watch baseball or just relax at Metcalfe Park.
Try the climbing wall or outdoor exercise equipment at Hibbard Park, 787 Ridgebury Drive.
You and your best friend can romp and play in safety at the Fountain Doggie Park, located at the southern end of Metcalfe Park. Metcalfe Park is located at 704 E. Ohio Ave.
Riding and Roping Club
With trail rides, Team sorting, roping, parades, gymkhanas, shows and barrel racing, there’s plenty of equine fun to be had with the Fountain Riding and Roping Club. Spectators are welcome. The FRRC calendar can be found on their website at http://www.fountainridingandropingclub.com. The Riding club is located on the eastern side of Metcalfe Park, 704 E. Ohio Ave..
Jimmy Camp Creek
Spot wild turkey and deer along Jimmy Camp Creek. See parks map for directions.
Widefield Community Park
At 1300 Fontaine Boulevard, this 17-acre park hosts a playground, basketball court, baseball backstop, an 18-hole disc golf course, memorial sitting area and more at this beautiful amenity.
Widefield Community Center
The community center offers an indoor/outdoor pool, library, education rooms, baseball fields and tennis courts! Visit them at 705 Aspen Drive, or call 719-391-3515 for more information about their wide range of programs.
Pi-Ute Park Swimming Pool
The Security Athletic Association pool offers an outdoor community-owned pool. Have a barbeque, listen to outdoor concerts or stroll under towering elm trees, at 801 Main Street in Widefield.
The YMCA operates out of the Lorraine Community Center. Visit at 301 E. Iowa. Call 382-1561 for more information.
Baseball & Youth Sports
Fountain has several baseball diamonds at Metcalfe Park and plenty of bleachers. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), I9 Sports and Babe Ruth club each has something to offer from baseball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading.
I9 Sports: http://www.i9sports.com
Babe Ruth Baseball, call Dale at 719-330-3940 or email at presidentFVBA@msn.com
So bring your picnic basket and come see some all American competition. Metcalfe Park is located at 704 E. Ohio Ave.