Bear Creek Dog Park Parking Lot Painting

On the mornings of June 8th and 9th, starting at 6 am to 9 am there will be striping the Bear Creek Dog Park parking lot. Parking availability will be limited to half the parking lot at a time. Additional parking will be available at El Paso County Park Headquarters or the dirt lot next to Pavilions 4 and 5. The dog park can be accessed by using the crosswalk at 21st and Rio Grande.

Widefield Park Pedestrian Tunnel Temporary Closure

The Pedestrian Tunnel that runs under Fontaine Blvd. at Widefield Community Park will be temporarily closed for repairs from June 7-9th.

New Santa Fe Regional Trail Temporary Closure

A small section of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail will be temporarily closed on Thursday (6/3) and Friday (6/4). The section is located south of Baptist Road, it will be approximately 100 feet in length, with a detour along Woodcarver Road.

Bear Creek Regional Park
Pickleball Court Construction Project

The twelve new pickleball courts are tentatively scheduled to open Saturday, 6/26/21 with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Once nightly temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, the contractor will begin applying the acrylic court surfacing. Other minor improvements that will be completed prior to the facility opening is parking lot grading, wood rail fencing, and landscaping.

For any questions or concerns please contact the El Paso County Parks office at (719)520-7529 or by email