Register for programs at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers online. You can view program descriptions, dates, and cost. To register for a program online, you will need to create an account.
Please call Bear Creek Nature Center at 719-520-6387 or Fountain Creek Nature Center at 719-520-6745 if you have questions.
Bear Creek Nature Center
Rent the Bear Den
Nestled in a beautiful setting, 930+ square feet, tables and chairs, projector and 72 x 92 inch screen. Seating capacity is 75 theater style, and 50 seated at tables.
Nature Center Rentals
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are available for rentals for all occasions:
- Board meetings
- Birthday parties
- Family reunions
- Business meetings
Fountain Creek Nature Center
Rent the Program Room
Great view with 1,184 square feet, tables and chairs, a kitchenette, and AV capability. Seating capacity is 75 theater style, and 50 seated at tables.
Nature Center Room Rental Agreement
Review for rates, rules, and reservation procedures.
El Paso County Parks Facilities Rentals
Recreational Integrity Statement
Our strategy is to ensure that the El Paso County Nature Centers are welcoming and open to all, universally accessible, and our programs reflect the many different historical and cultural influences that shape our connection to the natural world.
The Trailability Program provides off-road mobility vehicles that allow people with disabilities to hike the nature center trails. Located at both Nature Centers.
Videos and resources created by Nature Center staff for at home learners and our visitors from afar.
The VIP Trail is a flat, wide boardwalk with interpretive signs along the way that interpret flora and fauna along the trail. A braided rope guides users to interactive signs designated with a tactile rope grip, prompting the use of the Pen Friend audio device that reads the interpretive signs to the user. Located at Bear Creek Nature Center.
As you explore the trails near Fountain Creek Nature Center, use your phone to scan the 9 QR codes to hear what makes that area special. Also available on Spotify; search “Fountain Creek Nature Center.”
Sensory bags are designed for individuals with autism and sensory processing disorders but are available to any guest. Sensory bags include noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, emotion communication cards, essential oil scent tubes, and assorted fidget toys. Located at both Nature Centers.
All programs are free to use. Follow the links above for more information.
For more information about these resources, please contact either:
Jessica Miller at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 719-520-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Jo Lewis at Bear Creek Nature Center, 719-520-6388 or email@example.com