Meadows Park Community Center

Meadows Park Community Center

COVID-19 Impacts

The Meadows Park Community Center is open only for day camps and pick-up food service for youth. The following public health modifications are in place for all camps:

  • Temperature and symptom checks of staff and youth
  • Curbside drop-off/pick-up
  • Limited group size and reduced overall camp size/registrations
  • No group rotations (youth will stay within the same group throughout the summer program)
  • Limited field trips (immediate local area only)
  • Hand washing upon arrival and protocols throughout the day in alignment with regular water breaks
  • Masks encouraged indoors but not required for youth; currently the City is requiring all staff to wear masks
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged and practiced where possible
  • Majority of the day will be spent outdoors, a single room within the Center will be made available for each group of no more than 10 youth and their leader(s).
  • Daily sanitizing   

Meadows Park is offering free summer meal service for youth age 18 and under. This service is pick-up and go only. From Monday-Thursday, lunch is available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and snack from 3:30-4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, participants may pick up an extra meal to cover Friday. This program is in partnership with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

About

From little acorns grow mighty oaks. When a summer youth recreation program began to outgrow its headquarters in a arranged in the southwest Stratton Meadows neighborhood in the early 1980s, space was made available in a nearby shopping center.

Thus was born the Meadows Park Community Center. Residents' growing concerns about gangs and uninvolved teenagers in the area led to further expansion of the center. Meadows Park acquired all of the shopping center space and opened a completely renovated community center in 1987.

In 1992, the Meadows Park Community Center accepted another community challenge by implementing a large-scale teen program. In this same spirit, space was leased in a shopping center within the nearby Stratmoor Hills neighborhood and, in May 2011 a satellite facility was opened.  Introductory services include a weekly food pantry and adult field trips.

Meadows Park Community Center has become a strong focal point for the neighborhood, dedicating itself to serving the community in a safe and healthy environment while providing free and affordable programs and resources for everyone. Here, dreams are nurtured, goals are set and achieved, and friendships formed all the while engendering a growing sense of community pride and accomplishment. Like its community center counterparts, Meadows Park offers an array of programs and activities for preschoolers through senior citizens, delivering many of them through uniquely successful partnerships with other community agencies.

Available Programs

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Club MEAD Elementary Day Camp

Limited availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is a summer day camp focused on fun, youth-based activities, including arts, crafts, sports and games.

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 15-July 30 
  • Times: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Meadows Park Community Center 
  • Ages: open to youth entering grades K-5
  • Fees: $550/child; an adjusted fee of $310/child is available to those who qualify 

Meadows Park Action Coalition (MPAC)

Registration for this program is currently full. 

Teen youth coalition with a primary focus on building volunteering and leadership skills.

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 15-July 30 
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Meadows Park Community Center
  • Ages: open to youth entering grades 6-12
  • Fees: FREE, cost underwritten by a grant from the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation for 2020-21 participants 

C.B. Young Stars

Limited availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

These park-based programs include various sport activities, arts, crafts and experiential learning.

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 15-July 30 
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Locations: John Venezia & Piñon Valley parks
  • Ages: open to youth entering grades K-8
  • Fees: $415/child; an adjusted fee of $228/child is available to those who qualify

Contact Info

Meadows Park Community Center

Contact

Phone: (719) 385-7940
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Address:

1943 South El Paso Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

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Rent the Center

Meadows Community Center is available for rentals as arranged. Please call (719) 385-7940 for availability.

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Stratmoor Hills Hours of Operation

  • 2027 B Street;
  • (719) 385-7940
  • Wednesdays: 1-3 pm 
  • Other days: As Arranged
  • Center is closed on observed holidays.