History of Monument Valley Park
Monument Valley Park Bridge over Monument Creek at Del Norte, 1920

Special Thanks to: Cathy Mundy, Pioneers Museum, Water Resources Board

Monument Valley Park runs from Bijou to Monroe along Monument Creek. It forms the western boundary of the Old North End Neighborhood between Uintah Street and Monroe Street and is now a vital link in the completed Pikes Peak Greenway.

On March 29, 1907, General William Palmer gave to the City of Colorado Springs his greatest gift, Monument Valley Park with all its improvements and equipment. The Park encompassed 164.52 acres with 5.74 acres of lakes and 8.72 miles of graveled walks. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad right of way provided its Western boundary. Its Southern boundary was from a point 400 feet south of the Bijou viaduct and its Northern boundary to the center line of Monroe Street, a linear distance of 10,950 feet. The population in Colorado Springs at the time was 29,000. ...read more