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…

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…

March Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

February 17, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for March. 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…

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

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…

El Paso County Parks Celebrate 50 Years

January 13, 2021– May 4, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of El Paso County Parks when County residents approved the establishment of the park system. El Paso County Parks began as an answer to a community need to provide increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities and open spaces for citizens of all ages and backgrounds…