Dog Day Downtown featuring "Amelia's Big Idea!"

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Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer in Antlers Park! Enjoy family activities, learn about the future dog park downtown and see the Colorado Springs premier of "Amelia's Big Idea!" Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your leashed pets for a day of fun!

About "Amelia's Big Idea"

The Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department is teaming up with Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (BETC) to present “Amelia’s Big Idea”: A Musical for Kids. Ten-year-old Amelia Smart wants to build a dog park. Her pet Gadget needs a safe place to play, but her big idea to transform Townville will take a lot of work! Along the way, Amelia will need help from the Mayor, the Librarian, Mr. Delivery, and others. Kids (suggested ages 4-12) will learn about teamwork, community, and civic ambition through catchy songs and live acoustic music in this can’t-miss world premiere. Warning: You might take some big ideas home with you. 

This free outdoor event is one of many taking place throughout Colorado Springs to recognize National Park and Recreation Month.

Antlers Park, one of the City’s Downtown Historic Parks, is currently in the design phase for a new dog park based on recommendations in the Downtown Historic Parks Master Plan. Funding for this improvement was approved by voters who passed ballot measure 2B in the November 2019 election, allowing the City to maintain $7 million in excess 2018 TABOR revenue.  

BETC, formerly known as Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, has been presenting theatrical stories enriching Colorado communities for 15 years. BETC aims to serve diverse communities and cultivate an inclusive environment for artists and audiences. For more information, visit

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Note: This is also a public notice that two or more city councilmembers may be in attendance. 

Event dates

Location Antlers Park (map)
31 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
, 80903
Date/Time Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:00pm