The Parks & Community Services Department provides a variety of programs and services that are valued by our residents and enhance the quality of life in El Paso County.

Executive Director of Community Services and Parks and Recreation Todd Marts

Executive Director,

Todd Marts


(719) 520-6399 Telephone

Parks Trails and Open Space Questions


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Closed Legal Holidays


2002 Creek Crossing St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Divisions & Services

We are open, honest, and respectful in our work and communication. We build trust by transparently publishing data and analytics on our finances, the condition of our infrastructure, and our progress toward our strategic objectives.


Learn about our amazing El Paso County Parks

Recreation & Cultural Services

Learn about events and activities happening at El Paso County parks and open spaces

Environmental Division

Learn about the programs and services offered for your environmental needs

Colorado State University Extension

Access 4-H and agricultural resources here

Community Outreach

Get involved with El Paso County Parks

Park Planning

Learn about and participate in the Parks Planning process

El Paso County Fair & Event Center

Learn about year-round activities and events happening at the El Paso County Fair & Event Center including the annual El Paso County Fair

Nature Centers

Learn about and participate in events and activities going on at one of our award-winning nature centers

Management Team

Meet the administration for the Parks & Community Services Department

Awards and Recognition

Learn about the many local and national awards received by the Parks & Community Services Department

Awarded Grants

Learn about the grants received by the Parks & Community Services Department

Boards & Commissions

Learn about and participate in Parks and Community Services by volunteering on a board or commission

Featured Parks & Community Services News

Image of the lake at Homestead Ranch Regional Park at dusk

Storytelling Night Hike and Star Party at Homestead Ranch Regional Park

Friday, May 3, 7:30 ~ 7:45 ~ 8:00 16444 Gollihar Road, Peyton, CO 80831 Enjoy Homestead Ranch Regional Park after dark! Take a hike viewing open skies and listening to star stories along the way. Then, alongside the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, view the wonders of the night sky and complete fun, hands-on activities. $5…

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Archery Camps

Archery Camps Bear Creek Regional Park Join one of the fastest-growing outdoor sports! Bear Creek Regional Park has a series of archery camps. USA-certified archery coaches will lead a fun interactive camp to learn basic archery skills. Coaches teach the system that the Olympic team uses with a step-by-step approach to develop the individual’s skills…

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We provide essential public services to the Pikes Peak Region in support of our residents, businesses, and communities, enhancing the freedom for all to thrive.