Black Forest Regional Park Tennis Court Construction Project

El Paso County Parks will be replacing the two tennis courts in Black Forest Regional Park. The existing courts will be removed at the end of September and construction of two new post-tension concrete courts will follow. Concrete, fencing, and temporary lines will be completed Spring 2023. Court surfacing will be completed in early Summer 2023 once nighttime temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees. The new courts will be lined for tennis and pickleball. Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements.

BF Tennis Courts

Northgate Trailhead Permanent Closure

Permanent Trailhead Closure: The Northgate Parking Area and Trailhead that provides access to the New Santa Fe Trail have been permanently closed by the Air Force Academy due to the construction of the new visitors center. The nearest trailhead with open access will be Baptist Road. Once the new visitors center has been completed a new trailhead with parking will be implemented. The trail will remain open during this time.

Map Showing Northgate Trailhead Closure

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