El Paso County Fairgrounds Walkway Improvement Project to Begin April 12

April 9, 2021 – El Paso County Parks is expected to begin the Fairground Walkways Improvement Project at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, Colorado on Monday, April 12, 2021. The project is expected to continue through mid-June 2021. In 2020, El Paso County Parks applied for a community development block grant for ADA…

May Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

April 7, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for May. 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…

2021 Great American Cleanup to be Held Saturday, April 24

April 1, 2021 – The Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 24, 2021. Volunteers can select from 20 different locations within the Pikes Peak Region. To volunteer, please register at www.gacppp.com. Designed to aesthetically improve our environment, creating cleaner parks, streetscapes, and public spaces, the Great American Cleanup initiative promotes community unity and beautification across…

Annual Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival

March 19, 2021 – The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival, held Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16 will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Join public, private and non-profits for an…

El Paso County, Recreation Services Events for March-April

March 1, 2021 – El Paso County Recreation Services announces events for March through April, 2021. All programs require pre-registration. To register, visit: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso Pacers Thursday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking…

CSU Extension Announces Calendar of Events for March

February 26, 2021 – Colorado State University Extension El Paso County announces their calendar of events for February. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/colorado-state-university-extension-el-paso-county-3307878188 All programs require pre-registration and online. Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning From preserving your garden harvest to putting up locally purchased…

Partners in the Park Recognized for Support

February 10, 2021 – El Paso County Park staff highlighted the support provided by the 2020 Partners in the Park at the Park Advisory Board meeting on February 10. The Partners in the Park program was created in 2009 to provide financial support for a respective County park, trail, or nature center. Since 2009, this…

El Paso County Parks Invites the Public To Review the Draft Santa Fe Open Space Master Plan

February 4, 2021 – El Paso County Parks invites the public to review the draft Santa Fe Open Space Master Plan. The Master Plan provides guidance for the next seven to ten years for capital improvements, construction of open space amenities, implementation of educational programs, and operations and maintenance. Situated on the sunny southern slopes…

El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March Require Pre-Registration

February 1, 2021 – All El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso Pacers Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels,…

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El Paso Pacers Third Thursday of the Month at 9:00 am 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. Most important, walking groups build friendships and have fun! This first meeting of the El Paso Pacers will start…