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2020 Partners in the Park Honored by Parks Board

The Partners in the Park program was created in 2009 to provide financial support for a respective County park, trail, or nature center. Since 2009, this program has generated approximately $240,000 in funding which is used exclusively for El Paso County Parks; to preserve open space, sustain park amenities, and ensure ongoing sustainability for a specific park.

“We are very thankful for the great community support for our Partners in the Park Program,” said Tim Wolken, El Paso County Community Services Executive Director. “This funding has allowed us to complete a variety of special projects in our park system.”

2020 Partners in the Park:

  • Robert & Ellen Hostetler for Fox Run Regional Park
  • GE Johnson for Bear Creek Regional Park
  • Heuberger Subaru for Bear Creek Dog Park & Fox Run Dog Park
  • Gold Hill Mesa for Bear Creek Nature Center
  • The Scott Lauther Foundation for Bear Creek Nature Center
  • Olson Plumbing & Heating for Fountain Creek Nature Center
  • Tender Care Veterinary Center for Falcon Dog Park
  • InTouch Home Team for Bear Creek Regional Park EAST
  • Dapper Dan Homes for Widefield Community Park

With the generous and faithful support of these partners, El Paso County Parks has been able to provide numerous upgrades and ensure sustainability to the park system for current and future generations.

“The Partners in the Park program provides critical funding to ensure our parks continue to be a community asset,” said Ed Hartl, Park Advisory Board Chair. “We hope that more citizens and businesses will see the value in this program and partner with the County as stewards of our El Paso County Parks.”

If you or your company would be interested in supporting the ongoing operations and maintenance of a favorite park, trail, open space, or nature center or just want to learn more about the Partners in the Park program, please contact Dana Nordstrom, at (719) 499-1335 or

Corporate and community partnerships are important to help us initiate new funds for the daily operations and maintenance of our parks and trails. These partnerships are also important in helping supplement the budget, but we also hope to build your trust that El Paso County has a Parks system worthy of your support.

We ask that you would please consider participating by selecting a park that reflects your location, needs, or values, as well as those of our County Park system.

All donations that El Paso County Parks receives will go toward preserving open space, providing new amenities or ensuring ongoing support for a specific park within El Paso County.

We look forward to forming a great partnership with you.

With your help, we can make our parks and trails the best in the county!

What do you receive when you become a partner:

  • We will place a sign at the park for each year you are a partner.
  • You will receive one complimentary pavilion rental at a park of your choosing.
  • A listing on the El Paso County Parks website.
  • A plaque acknowledging your generosity to be proudly displayed at your company.
  • You will receive a public thank you at a Parks Advisory Board meeting.
  • A tax deduction. (Please consult with your tax advisor.)

Your annual $5,000 gift to El Paso County will provide the funds to help keep our parks clean, safe and fun!

We appreciate your contribution and your support of El Paso County Parks

These are some of our current Partners in the Park signs, if you are interested in our Partners Program please click on the Parks In Need of a Partner tab to see what parks are available.

Dana Nordstrom, Community Outreach Coordinator
El Paso County Community Services Department
2002 Creek Crossing
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: 719-520-6983

Partners In the Park Informational Video