Make a Donation for Bancroft Park Improvements
Keep the Old West Alive with the Old Colorado City Foundation
History marches on, whether we make any attempt to preserve the past or not.
Colorado City, the Wild West mining supply town and one-time capitol of Colorado Territory would have easily been absorbed by time were it not for the efforts of citizens and historians to preserve its unique history.
The Old Colorado City Foundation was founded in 2013 to formally take on the responsibility to preserve the past while planning for the future. Our mission is to promote, preserve and enhance the historic integrity of the Old Colorado City Historic District of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Make a donation and help us keep the history in Old Colorado City!
A Team Effort
The Old Colorado City Foundation doesn’t do this work alone. We work with the Old Colorado City Associates, individual businesses and our local Historical Society to make sure our enhancements and plans are in line with what the community wants to see.
Thousands of visitors come to Old Colorado City every year. They come to shop, dine, walk and attend events. The Old Colorado City Foundation hosts the annual Taste of OCC event and participates in planning dozens of events and concerts every year, including concerts, artwalks and kids’ events.
Help us continue to attract tourists that contribute to our local economy and spread the word about this historic treasure on the Front Range.
Your gift helps us make Old Colorado City as exciting as in the old days. Donate today!
Making Old Colorado City Even Better
The Old Colorado City Foundation has been involved in many improvement projects since its founding, including the renovation of the historic home that is now our office. That project included the important addition of public, ADA compliant restrooms.
More recently, we were awarded a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office to put together a national marketing campaign. Take a look at VisitOldColoradoCity.com and ShopOldColoradoCity.com to see the results.
Our next project may be the most important of all. Bancroft Park is due for a major renovation, including rebuilding the damaged band shell, updating the landscaping to accommodate bigger events and putting in safe, ADA compliant public restrooms.
You may have read about our collaboration with the city of Colorado Springs to acquire the money to complete the Bancroft Park renovations. These grants will make the project possible, but we still need the participation of our local community to make this project happen.
In order to fulfill our mission, make OCC the premiere event destination in Colorado Springs & fund our projects, we organize two annual events: OCC Westfest & Taste of OCC.
Be part of this communal effort to upgrade Old Colorado City and keep the tourists & locals coming! We appreciate your participation and we know the denizens of the past would too.