Waldo Canyon Fire Update
Although the Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn to the west of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Club’s mandatory evacuation notice was lifted as of 8 pm last night, and we are in a pre-evacuation status once again. Until we are able to fully assess the situation and notify our staff–many of whom have had to evacuate from their own homes–all club facilities will remain closed, and events cancelled. We hope to provide you with an update within the next 24-48 hours.
In case of an emergency, you can call our main telephone number, 719.632.5541. During this transitional period, all club telephone lines are being forwarded to select staff members and the call center for Preferred Hotel Group, with which our Lodge is affiliated. Certain club email addresses remain non-operational, but we hope to have them up and running again soon. While we will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this crisis situation.
Several Members have inquired about the status of our annual 4th of July celebration. While our fireworks display has been cancelled per local authorities, we have not yet made a decision about whether or not to continue with the other festivities that we had planned. While this depends, in part, upon the progression of the fire and our access to the property, we also want to show respect to those who have faced major challenges during the last few days. We hope to make a final announcement by Monday evening.
We will keep you updated as we have more information to share. Thank you for again for your support of Garden of the Gods Club and for your patience during this unexpected disaster. Please continue to keep your fellow Members, Club employees, firefighters, and all Colorado Springs families affected by the Waldo Canyon fire in your thoughts and prayers.