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,

Todd Marts


(719) 520-6399 Telephone

Parks Trails and Open Space Questions


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 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

Parks 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

Girl Scout Badge Event

Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain CO Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors can register for fun sessions to meet badge requirements for these badges: 9:00-11:00 Daisies-Buddy Camper 9:00-11:00 Brownies-Cabin Camper 1:00-3:00 Brownies-Outdoor Adventurer 1:00-3:00 Juniors-Eco Camper Sessions are limited. Prepaid registration required. $5 per girl scout…

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Creek Week Cleanups at El Paso County Nature Centers

It’s the cleanup’s 10 year anniversary, so make history with us as we clean the trails, woods, and creek in the park. Fountain Creek Nature Center- Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.-noon 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain CO Call 719-520-6745 to register. Bear Creek Nature Center- Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.- noon 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado…

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September Lights Fest at Fox Run Regional Park

Friday, September 22, 4:30-9:00 p.m. Bring out your friends, family, and fur-pals to decorate and launch a water lantern, participate in a light parade, roast marshmallows, drink some hot chocolate, hear stories about the stars, doggy-light-costume contest, and gather with your fellow community members for a wonderful evening of beautiful lights, music, food trucks, and…

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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.