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50th Anniversary of El Paso County Parks

May 4, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of El Paso County Parks when County residents approved the establishment of the park system.
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.

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Parks Administration Office
(719) 520-7529
2002 Creek Crossing Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(In Bear Creek Park Regional Park, Southeast of 21st & Rio Grande)

2019 El Paso County Parks Volunteer of the Year

The El Paso County Park Advisory Board hereby acknowledges the exemplary volunteer service of Mark and Debbie Bibb and has selected them for the 2019 El Paso County Parks Volunteer of the Year Award. Mark and Debbie Bibb have been instrumental in designing, creating and developing the Equestrian Skills Course at Bear Creek Regional Park that allows equestrian riders and horses the opportunity to train and experience navigating obstacles found on wilderness trails. They have coordinated ongoing workdays and organized fundraising events benefiting the Equestrian Skills and have established the Equestrian Skills Course Friends Group to support the development and management of the Skills Course. The Bibbs have volunteered at National Trails Day events, Tiny Tots Games, and Calhan Country Christmas. They have actively supported El Paso County Parks at Board of County Commissioners and other public meetings.

For more information about the Equestrian Skills Course visit their website:

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El Paso County Parks Map

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