The Purpose of a Commercial Fee: To provide an avenue for commercial park users to participate in the preservation and maintenance of the Garden of the Gods Park. To better manage commercial use of the park and provide for oversight and resource management and preservation.
Commercial Use Defined - Any organization is considered to be conducting a commercial activity if it provides goods, services, or activities to the public using Garden of the Gods Park. If an individual/organization receives any form of compensation for what they are providing they are considered to be conducting a commercial activity/use. Examples include:
Guided Rock Climbing
Guided Talks, Hikes, and Walking Tours
Guided Scooter, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling and E-Assist Bicycle Tours
Scooter and Bicycle Rentals
Commercial Bus or Vehicle Tours
Guided Hiking and Walking Tours with Any Type of Animal (Llama, Wolves, Dogs, Etc.)
Note: Any organized event of 25 or more individuals must submit the commercial use application for scheduling purposes. Commercial use or application fees may not apply.
Allowable activities: to be considered for a commercial use permit the activity/use must be appropriate to the mission of the Colorado Springs Parks Recreation & Cultural Services Department, and Master Plan for the Garden of the Gods Park.
Commercial Use Permits are required for all commercial services provided by a company or organization. Permits are valid for the calendar year only. Organizations will need to reapply and renew each year. All Commercial Use fees benefit Garden of the Gods Park.