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Stage Two Burn Ban

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has elevated the fire restrictions from Stage 1 to Stage 2.

The following activities are prohibited during Stage II Fire Restrictions:

  • Open burning defined as campfires and warming fires, charcoal grills and outdoor wood burning stoves, the use of explosives, outdoor welding or use of acetylene or other torch with open flames other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. Grilling of any kind is prohibited on El Paso County Park Property, this also included the use of propane grills and sterno.

  • The use or sale of fireworks of all kinds.

  • Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

For more information visit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office website:

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)

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:

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