August & September 2021 El Paso County Recreation Services Events

El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for August and September. All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status.

CONTACT: Theresa Odello, Recreation Coordinator, 719-520-6977,


Concerts in the Park

Rock, country, bluegrass, jazz and more – we have it all this summer at the El Paso County Concerts in the Park series. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. All concerts are free and are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concerts in the Park is presented by El Paso County Community Services Department, Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, and Anonymous Presents Concerts.

Here are the rest of this year’s concerts:

August 4 | AJE Big Band | Bear Creek Regional Park

August | Hammerstadt Band | Fox Run Regional Park

August 11 | Swing Connection Big Band | Bear Creek Regional Park

August 12| Ashlee Tatum & Longshot Revival | Homestead Ranch Regional Park

August 18 | Jorica | Bear Creek Regional Park

August 19 | Surprise Artist! | Fox Run Regional Park

August 25 | Springs Contemporary Big Band | Bear Creek Regional Park

August 26 | Wirewood Station | Fox Run Regional Park

September 1 | Falconaires Alumni Band | Bear Creek Regional Park

September 2 | Inman Brothers Band | Fox Run Regional Park

Rainbow Falls Volunteer Day: Weed Removal

Friday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Spend a morning giving back to your community by helping clean up the weeds at Rainbow Falls. Be sure to dress appropriately, bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. All are welcome: call 719-520-6977 to RSVP.

Family Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, September 4, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., At Fountain Creek Regional Park

Come to Fountain Creek Regional Park to try your hand at Cornhole! This tournament is a family focused event and is good for all ages. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the day at the park. All proceeds will go to Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, a 501-c-3 organization. For more information call 719-520-6977.

Youth Division: 12 years old and under: $10 per team

Teen Division: age 13 to 16 years old: $15 per team

Adult Division: age 17 to 117 years old: $20 per team

($5 discount for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, and Military Families and Veterans with ID)

Rainbow Falls Geology and History Talk

Friday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Did you know that the bridge at Rainbow Falls was built during the Great Depression? Or that people come from all over the country to see the unique rock layers at the site? Register now for this informative talk by our Park Interpreters/Caretakers. Prepaid registration required: $3 for members/$4 nonmembers.

Rainbow Falls Geology Walk

Saturday, September 18, 8:30 a.m.

Join Professor Mark Izold, Pikes Peak Community College Geology, and discover the rich geologic history of the area. We will see the Great Unconformity and hear about the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods and evidence for life found in the strata. $3 per member, $4 non-member, pre-registration required.

El Paso Pacers

Third Thursday of every month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels, improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, combats depression and reduces stress. This hike is easy/moderate, casual pace, about 2 miles and is geared towards seasoned adults. Registration required: hike location will be given upon registration. $1 per person donation.

50k for 50 Years Hiking Series

Take the pledge to hike 50k to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of El Paso County Parks! Register on-line to either join us or complete the hikes on your own. Those that complete the entire 50k challenge will get a commemorative neck gaiter and entered in a raffle for additional prizes.

September 17, 14k hike at Pineries Open Space

November 20, 5k hike at Kane Ranch Open Space