Bear Creek Dog Park Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
Closure Begins October 4 and Continues Through October 10

El Paso County, Colorado, September 15, 2021 – Starting on October 4, El Paso County Community Services Department will temporarily close public access to Bear Creek Dog Park for maintenance. The scheduled maintenance will continue through October 10, 2021.
During the closure, crews will be onsite for forestry maintenance, trail restoration, and continued drainage improvements including:
• Forestry – hazard tree removal, tree pruning, and fire mitigation
• Trail maintenance – grading and resurfacing the main loop trail
• Drainage improvements – culvert clearing and removal of excess sediment from drainage structures
Citizens are encouraged to visit the three other dog parks in the El Paso County Parks system during the temporary closure of Bear Creek Dog Park: • Fox Run Regional Dog Park | 2110 Stella Drive, 80921 • Falcon Regional Dog Park | 11050 Eastonville Road, 80106 • Fountain Creek Dog Park | 2010 Duckwood Road, 80817
For more information and questions contact Kyle Melvin, El Paso County Parks, Assistant Park Operations Division Manager at 719.520.6976 or

Bear Creek Restroom Replacement

El Paso County Parks identified the replacement of the restroom building in the 2014 park master plan. The new restroom will feature expanded restroom facilities and storage, improved ADA access, and will utilize energy-efficient materials and touchless fixtures. The design of the new restroom is currently under development and was finalized by December 2020. Demolition and construction began in spring 2021 with construction completed by fall of 2021. During construction portable restrooms will be provided for public use. The overall construction budget for the restroom is $448,000 and is being funded by $310,000 from the conservation trust fund, $63,000 from ballot initiative 1A, and $75,000 from regional park fees. For more information, please contact Jason Meyer, El Paso County Parks Planning Supervisor at

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