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

photograph of red rocks in front of a pink and yellow sunset

Mindfulness Practices for Photography and Creativity

Saturday, July 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Explore ways to improve your photography and creativity through mindfulness practices with photographer, Mike Pach. This workshop will consist of three segments: part 1 – lecture, part 2 – outdoor practice, and part 3 – sharing experiences. All skill levels and camera types are welcome, including…

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Bunco at the Nature Centers

Fountain & Bear Creek Nature Centers Let’s play Bunco in the Nature Center! Join us for wonderful evenings of excitement, laughs, and rolling dice. We will provide the dice, score cards, nacho bar, and prizes. Unlike other Bunco parties, these Bunco parties are for everyone ages 13 and older. All minors must be accompanied by…

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El Paso County will be a trusted regional leader known for excellence in county service delivery.


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.