Prospect Lake is a community within the downtown Colorado Springs area. The lake itself is located inside Memorial Park and is a popular place to recreate any time of year. Around Prospect Lake is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail which is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. No swimming or wading is allowed, except in the designated beach area. No ice-related activities are permitted on the lake and watercraft use is by permit only.
Prospect Lake Beach is a facility that is run by the Pikes Peak YMCA. The sandy beach is a great place to bring your friends and family and plan to spend a day at the beach. Individuals, families and groups will enjoy the historic beach house, open water swim area and beautiful gathering place for family picnics. Amenities include picnic tables, volleyball, concessions and locker rooms. The Eni Jaspersen Beach House at Prospect Lake is undergoing a $1 million renovation during the summer of 2019.
Homes for sale in Prospect Lake are older quaint bungalows on tree lined street. Homes for sale in this community average 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,600 square feet. The median home price in homes nearby the lake is $200,000. Homes in this area were built from 1913 to 2013 with the average home built in 1956. Knob Hill, Hastings, East Hills, downtown Colorado Springs, Patty Jewett, Shooks Run, and the Old North End are also popular neighborhoods in the downtown area. There is an occasional project of new construction in this area and townhomes and condos are pretty rare in this area.
Convenience is key to living in the downtown Colorado Springs area, and many people love being a comfortable walk away from their favorite downtown restaurant or to activities at the vibrant Colorado College.