Paint Mines Interpretive Park Master Plan

El Paso County Parks and Community Services has begun developing a detailed Master Plan to effectively handle the growing number of visitors and protect the delicate rock formations at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park near Calhan. This planning process includes analyzing current information about Park visitation and the geological aspects, gathering new data, seeking public input, and consolidating everything into one cohesive long-term Master Plan for the Park. Informative guided hikes of the Paint Mines Interpretive Park will still be available throughout the summer.
For more information visit the Paint Mines Interpretive Park Master Plan Page page!

Fox Run Nature Center

The vision for the Fox Run Nature Center in Fox Run Regional Park is built on many years of successful operation,
management, and community service at El Paso County’s Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.
The popularity and record of impact of these existing facilities illustrates the potential of the Fox Run Nature Center to educate and inspire a new generation of outdoor stewards in El Paso County. This location expands the ecosystem themes to include the ponderosa forest ecosystem of the Black Forest and the Palmer Divide.
For more information visit the Fox Run Nature Center page!

Jones Park Master Plan

In 2015, the City of Colorado Springs conveyed Jones Park to El Paso County. Jones Park is approximately 1,200 acres and is located within the Bear Creek Watershed and surrounded by United States Forest Service land. The remoteness along with beautiful stands of aspen trees, mature conifer forests, and mountainous terrain has made Jones Park popular for multiple outdoor recreation pursuits. Jones Park is also home to the federally threatened Greenback Cutthroat Trout.

Public Meetings and the Draft Master plan can be found here:

Take our Survey! Your feedback is important to us! Please take our 4-minute survey and tell us your thoughts about what you’d like to see happen at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park.

Parks Administration Office
(719) 520-7529
2002 Creek Crossing Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(In Bear Creek Park Regional Park, Southeast of 21st & Rio Grande)

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