Parks Administration Office
2002 Creek Crossing Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(In Bear Creek Park Regional Park, Southeast of 21st & Rio Grande)
Stage I Fire Restrictions in Place for Unincorporated El Paso County
Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal weather resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:
1. Open fire and open burning, except;
a. Fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, or private residences in areas cleared at least 3’ of all flammable materials.
b. Fires in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, or private residences contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fire pits or appliances; liquid propane (LPG), or natural gas; cleared at least 3 feet of all flammable materials, with flames lengths not exceeding 2 feet.
c. Fires for which a permit has been obtained by the local fire protection district dating after the restriction date.
2. The sale or use of fireworks.
3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of and cleared of all flammable materials.
The Stage I Restrictions shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified pursuant to El Paso County Ordinance #21-001.
2019 El Paso County Parks Volunteer of the Year
The El Paso County Park Advisory Board hereby acknowledges the exemplary volunteer service of Mark and Debbie Bibb and has selected them for the 2019 El Paso County Parks Volunteer of the Year Award. Mark and Debbie Bibb have been instrumental in designing, creating and developing the Equestrian Skills Course at Bear Creek Regional Park that allows equestrian riders and horses the opportunity to train and experience navigating obstacles found on wilderness trails. They have coordinated ongoing workdays and organized fundraising events benefiting the Equestrian Skills and have established the Equestrian Skills Course Friends Group to support the development and management of the Skills Course. The Bibbs have volunteered at National Trails Day events, Tiny Tots Games, and Calhan Country Christmas. They have actively supported El Paso County Parks at Board of County Commissioners and other public meetings.
For more information about the Equestrian Skills Course visit their website: https://www.equestrianskillscourse.org/