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

Contact:

(719) 520-6399 Telephone

ToddMarts@elpasoco.com

Parks Trails and Open Space Questions

Parks@elpasoco.com

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Closed Legal Holidays

Location:

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.

Parks

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

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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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Free Archery Day

Free Archery Day-25 Min Intro Lesson Saturday, May 25 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bear Creek Regional Park Online Pre-registration opens Thursday, April 25th, 10am. Join us for a free 25-minute archery lesson from Archery School of the Rockies at the Bear Creek Regional Park Archery Range. During this free lesson, all participants will…

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SoCo Collab Frost Fest

The Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers is teaming up with breweries across the region to host the SoCo Collab Frost Fest. This beer festival will be on Saturday, May 11, from 1-5pm, and will feature collaborations and other beer from breweries of Colorado Springs and beyond. This event will help bring awareness and…

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OUR VISION

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

OUR PURPOSE

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.