Kids on field at Bear Creek Regional Park

Set in the rolling foothills of Pikes Peak, Bear Creek Regional Park offers a pleasant escape within the city limits. This 545-acre regional park supports picnic pavilions, playing fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, archery range, horseshoe pit, volleyball and basketball courts. Additionally, ten miles of multi-purpose, non-motorized trails wind through the park.

Bear Creek Regional Park is a unique park in that it is owned and operated by El Paso County, yet it is entirely surrounded by the urbanized area of the City of Colorado Springs. The park provides a variety of active and passive outdoor recreation opportunities for citizens of El Paso County as well as a large number of visitors each year.

  • Bear Creek East
    21st Street & West Rio Grande Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905
    Restrooms are located at the Park Administrations building and are open year round.
  • Bear Creek Terrace
    21st Street & Argus Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Restrooms are located near Pavilions 1, 2 and 3 and are closed Nov. 1 – March 31.
  • Park Hours:
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Reservation season:
    April 1 – October 31
  • Driving Directions:
    Bear Creek Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, exit 141; west on Highway 24 (Cimarron) to 21st Street; south on 21st Street to West Rio Grand Avenue for Bear Creek Park East or to Argus for Bear Creek Terrace
  • Bear Creek Regional Park Master Plan
  • Bear Creek Nature Center
    245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs
    (719) 520-6387
    Wednesday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • El Paso County Parks Department:
    (719) 520-7529
  • Park Weather: NOAA

El Paso County Parks is committed to providing accessible options in our parks for the many amenities we offer. Below are the accessible amenities we offer at Bear Creek Regional Park.

  • Parking
  • Playgrounds
  • Restroom facilities at Bear Creek East (2002 Creek Crossing St.)
  • Bear Creek Dog Park
  • Bear Creek Nature Center
  • Charmaine Nymann Community Garden
  • Archery*
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horse Skills Course
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Playing Field
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickle Ball Courts
  • Veterans Monument
  • Volleyball
  • Drinking Fountain

*You must provide your own archery equipment.

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Make a donation specifically to Bear Creek Regional Park through the “Trust for County Parks.”

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