Who Are We?

In the spring of 2010, the City of Colorado Springs was facing serious budget shortfalls, which created an uncertain future for four community centers. The city invited non-profit organizations to consider partnering with them to keep the community centers open. The Center for Strategic Ministry, a 501(c)(3) that serves as a supporting organization of Woodmen Valley Chapel, submitted a proposal to partner with the city and was awarded a management contract to operate the Westside Community Center. This management agreement is currently in place and the partnership has provided a valuable asset for the Westside neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Volunteers from Woodmen Valley Chapel share God’s love as they provide their time and talent in meeting a variety of needs at the Center.

We dedicate this space to Dick Wolf, the man who helped craft the partnership and make the Community Center come to life.

What Are We Doing?

The Westside Community Center is dedicated to loving and serving our Westside neighbors!

The mission of the Westside Community Center is to create community for friends of all ages. Grounded in the principle that everyone is worth of dignity and respect, the Center aims to offer a safe, loving, comfortable, and rewarding environment for everyone who comes through our doors.

Directions to Westside Community Center

1628 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80904

From I-25, take the Uintah Street Exit #143 and head west for 0.7 miles. Turn left onto 17th Street. The Center will be on your left on the corner of 17th and West Bijou Street.  There is a large parking lot available accessible from 17th St.  Look for the large signs that say “Main Office”.

Front Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday    9 am – 5 pm

Wednesdays   9 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

Senior Lounge

Monday through Friday   9 am –  4:45 pm ages 60+

Room Rentals

Available all days of the week from 9am – 9pm for your convenience. For public or private rentals. Must place rental requests during FRONT OFFICE HOURS.

Rentals reserved on Saturday or Sunday require a 3hr minimum.

Westside Community Center follows all national holiday closures.

Westside Community Center follows School District 11 inclement weather closures. If D-11 is closed due to a snow day WCC is closed. If D-11 is on a late start, WCC will operate as normal.

WCC has the right to close during inclement weather.

For information on renting a room click here Facility Room Rental

or call us at 719-385-7920 Ext. 100.

Contact WCC

Westside Community Center
1628 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80904


Front Desk –  Ext. 100

African American Historical Genealogical Society Colorado Springs – Ext. 132

Connections Cafe – Senior Lunch –  Ext.  106

Marketing –

– A. Fuller – Ext. 102

Westside Cares Food Pantry –  Ext. 112