Photo by Mike Pach

The crisp air and smell of the ponderosa pines give a distinctive feeling to this 385-acre regional park. There are spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. The developed area, with turf playing fields, tennis courts, playground, and two picnic pavilions were created in natural openings of the forest.

  • Location:
    4800 Shoup Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    Restrooms are located near Pavilion 1 and are open year round.
  • Park Hours:
    5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Reservation season
    April – October
  • Driving Directions:
    Black Forest Regional Park can be reached from Interstate 25, exit 153; Go north on Highway 83 to Shoup Road; turn east on Shoup for 2.5 miles to Milam Road; and turn north into the park.
  • Black Forest Regional Park Master Plan
  • Black Forest Regional Park Master Plan Update (This update only pertains to trail information in regards to post Black Forest Fire)
  • El Paso County Parks Department:
    (719) 520-7529
  • Park Weather: NOAA
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Playing Fields
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Drinking Fountains

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