Bear Creek Dog Park Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

September 15, 2021 – Starting on October 4, El Paso County Community Services Department will temporarily close public access to Bear Creek Dog Park for maintenance. The scheduled maintenance will continue through October 10, 2021. During the closure, crews will be onsite for forestry maintenance, trail restoration, and continued drainage improvements including: Forestry – hazard…

October Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

September 13, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for October. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. Kids’ Morning Out: Invasive Intruders at the Park! Saturday, October…

El Paso County Names Skyler Nelson as 2021 Veteran of the Year

September 9, 2021 – Today, at the annual ceremony El Paso County’s Veterans Service Office and the Board of El Paso County Commissioners announced Skyler Nelson as the Veteran of the Year. Skyler Nelson is an Iraq War veteran that served in the Army as a Chaplain Assistant. She is a graduate student at Pepperdine…

El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for September – October

August 9, 2021 – El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for September and October. 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, theresaodello@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Rainbow Falls Geology and History Talk Friday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Did…

El Paso County Launches Online Forum to Spur Ideas for Parks Future

September 1, 2021 – Parks are better when citizens have a voice in their planning and development. This is why El Paso County is proud to announce the launch of EPCountyParkPlan.com, an online forum allowing residents the ability to complete a survey and provide input for the 2021 El Paso County Parks Master Plan. EPCountyParkPlan.com…

September Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

August 12, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for August. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center or check website for…

El Paso County Fair Announces 2021 Creative Clover Winner

August 2, 2021 – El Paso County announces the A-OK 4-H Club as the 2021 Creative Clover winner. Twelve 4-H and FFA groups participated in the inaugural Creative Clover program aimed at providing El Paso County Youth an opportunity to creatively share the importance of positive youth development programs. “As an El Paso County 4-H…