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Free Fountains And Splash Parks in Colorado Springs

The free splash parks and play fountains in Colorado Springs will be opening soon!    Here’s the info:


The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park will open on June 3rd and runs daily from 12-6 PM, with shortened hours starting in mid-August through the end of the season, which is Labor Day.

The Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park opens on May 28th.  It runs daily (hours vary for weekdays and weekends), and then after Labor Day is open on weekends only through the end of the Acacia Park Farmers Market.

The splash area at First and Main Town Center (in front of Cinemark Theater) is undergoing remodeling and it’s projected to reopen in “early summer”.

The splash pad at Aga Park in Fountain is a 4,000 square foot waterpark with areas designed for toddlers, families, and teens.  It’s located at El Paso Street and Alabama Avenue in Fountain, and should be opening soon though I can’t find official information.

The Deerfield Hills Sprayground opens June 1st and is open through September 4th.  The hours are shortened in mid-summer so be sure to take note of that.

John Venezia Park at Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd. is projected to open on July 8th, 2017, and will have a splash pad.


This one’s not free, but if you are headed to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (some zoo discounts and coupons here), be sure to stop by My Big Backyard inside the zoo for a cool mist!

🌤 Be sure to check out our page of free summer fun in Colorado Springs!

Elitch Gardens Discount Tickets Now Available at Focus on the Family Bookstore

Focus on the Family Bookstore again has discount tickets for Elitch Gardens this summer!  Check out the details on their Facebook post and compare to regular ticket prices here.  You must stop by the bookstore in person to purchase the tickets; it’s located at 8605 Explorer Drive.

Don’t forget that the bookstore/welcome center is doing free movies this summer!

50% Off Sale at Salvation Army on Thursday

Salvation Army’s thrift store (3955 Tutt Blvd) is having a 50% off sale this Thursday, May 24th.  Everything is 50% off with a few exceptions like mattresses.

Price-Matching Ending at Local Walmarts

Dorinda sent in this news that’s a bummer to Walmart shoppers:

My clerk at the Austin Bluffs and Academy Walmart neighborhood market told me today that June 12th is their last day to price match. Savings Catcher will continue, but price matching at the register will cease.

I haven’t heard about any other specific locations that are ending price matching, but it looks like Walmart has been slowly taking away price matching a region at a time for the past year.  If you have heard about other local stores that are or aren’t ending price matching, please comment.

Grocery Deals for the Week of May 24th

New grocery sales start on Wednesdays in Colorado Springs, and our stores have their grocery ads available for a sneak peek the day before!  Check “next week’s” deals below, and if you have a question or want to share a great deal you found, please leave a comment on this post.

The new Sprouts at Barnes and Powers is opening on May 31 – click here for details on the grand opening giveaways and specials!

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If you’re wondering about the weekly deals and coupon matchups, please read this post.



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