EL PASO COUNTY PARKS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
El Paso County Parks began as an answer to a community need to provide increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities and open spaces for citizens of all ages and backgrounds throughout the County. Over the past fifty years, the County Park system has grown to 8,000 acres of parks and open space, 130 miles of trails, two award winning nature centers, and a wide variety of education and recreation programs and facilities.
“As we bring in the new year, we are very excited to celebrate the history and stewardship of County Parks. We recognize the value each park brings to our citizens and how they connect our community together,” said Tim Wolken, El Paso County Community Services Executive Director. “The park system has become an integral part of our County and we are very pleased that our citizens consider our parks, trails, open space, facilities and programs as a sense of pride for our County.”
El Paso County has planned many events and initiatives throughout 2021 to celebrate the history and future of the County Park system.