Discovery is a unique development, located within the Colorado Springs city limits, a few minutes west of I-25 and just South of the Air Force Academy. It is within Academy School District 20, one of the highest rated school districts in Colorado. Discovery was developed in the 1970s and consists of approximately 130 acres of wooded land. To preserve the beauty of the area, streets were designed to follow natural contours and miss special trees, clumps of scrub oak, and rock formations. Covenants were written to provide control over design, quality, and environmental compatibility of the homes. As a result of these covenant protections, today Discovery is a beautiful and mature community.
The Covenants are administrated by the Discovery Homeowner’s Association and is self-managed by a Board elected from the full membership of the 332 property owners within the sub-division. All property owners may nominate and vote on themselves or other members to serve on the Board at the Discovery HOA annual meeting.
In addition to nice human neighbors, Discovery has an abundance of signature
Colorado wildlife. Mule deer, bear, rabbits, coyotes, raccoons, foxes, and bobcats all call Discovery home. There is also a large resident bird population including owls, magpies, woodpeckers, turkeys, and many, many more. Depending upon the season, hummingbirds, warblers, buntings, tanagers, and flycatchers flit from branch to branch as two major bird migration routes (the Pacific Flyway and the Central Flyway) run through Colorado.
While it is a great idea to feed the birds, please do not feed our other wildlife. Aside from being against the law in Colorado, feeding our wildlife encourages a degree of familiarity that may then become dangerous for both wild and human neighbors.
We look forward to meeting and getting to knowing you as friends and neighbors.
Discovery Moment of Nature
These fine feathered friends have been seen regularly for the past few weeks in Discovery. Wondering where they spend the night has been at least partially answered by Roger Boehnke who photographed them on 12/18/2016, just awakening in his backyard.
We are aware of the presence of a few storage sheds in Discovery. Some were approved…and some “magically appeared”. No further violations of ARC Approval will be permitted.
Any future sheds discovered to have been constructed without ARC approval will be subject to relocation or removal at the owner's expense. Please review the information on sheds in our FAQ
area before you decide if you need a shed in your yard.
One of our neighbors sent me the following email and requested we post it online:
"I was camping in the Holy Cross wilderness last weekend and met one of our fellow campers who happens to live in Discovery. As it turns out they left a set of very nice tent poles at their site. I don't remember his name but would like to return the poles. Can you send an announcement to members? (My house is on Delmonico and he said he lives off Big Valley)"
If you left your tent poles in the Holy Cross wilderness last fall -- or talked to a neighbor who was lamenting his loss -- please contact me so I can put you in contact with your Discovery Good Neighbor.