As a member of FOGG you have the satisfaction of knowing that your dues and donations will be used to preserve and enhance one of our nation’s most beautiful and treasured city parks.   Members also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Our quarterly newsletter, “FOGGhorn”
  • Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center provides a onetime discount coupon for 25% in the gift shop
  • FOGG library use and checkout privileges
  • Special workshops, programs and social events throughout the year
  • Exceptional volunteer opportunities
  • Community and environmental involvement
  • New friends, new interests
  • For new members, 2 free passes for “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?” a movie exploring the geologic and natural history showing daily at the Visitor and Nature Center
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post discounts. Present your FOGG membership card for 20% on all merchandise and 40% discount at their Balanced Rock Café.

FOGG Member Events

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Annual Luncheon

The FOGG Holiday Luncheon follows the Annual Bird count in the Garden of the Gods. For the bird count, members split up into small groups led by park naturalists and local amateur ornithologists and walk designated areas of the park to count birds and identify species.  Results are tallied and presented at a luncheon for all participants.  Results are given to the Audubon Society for their long term tracking of bird species around the world…

Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner

The annual meeting and potluck dinner is held every April in the Visitors Center.  It provides a chance for FOGG members to renew acquaintances and socialize over dinner.  The FOGG board provides the annual report on accomplishments, finances and plans for the year ahead.  The evening is capped by entertainment provided by local musicians and story-tellers.

Field Trips

Miscellaneous field trips to local museums, parks and various attractions that enable FOGG members to learn about the natural and cultural history of El Paso County.  These have included museum visits to: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, McAllister House, The American Numismatic Assn Museum, Pioneer Museum and Denver Museum of Natural History.  Excursions to other parts of our State have enabled members to learn about the Wildflowers in the Mountains around Crested Butte, enjoy a river cruise in Black Canyon of the Gunnison, ride the historic Rio Grand Scenic Railway through the Royal Gorge and visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Community Events in Garden of the Gods

FOGG supports and participates in the following annual community events for the Garden of the Gods park:

  • Fossil Day
  • Big Horn Sheep Day
  • Starlight Spectacular with the Nature Center and TOSC
  • Moonlight Walk
  • Earth Day
  • Annual Audubon Bird Count in December
  •  A variety of other events throughout the year