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El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for April – May

April 12, 2021 – El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for April and May. All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso Pacers Third Thursday of every month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking…

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Annual Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival

March 19, 2021 – The Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival promises to be a special event! The festival, held Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16 will offer opportunities for birding, workshops, and other outdoor explorations while operating in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Join public, private and non-profits for an…

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El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March Require Pre-Registration

February 1, 2021 – All El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso Pacers Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels,…

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Winter Waterfall Viewing at Rainbow Falls by Appointment Only

January 14, 2021 – El Paso County Parks will open Rainbow Falls Historic Site for a special Winter Waterfall Viewing on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The special viewing event is by appointment only. Registrations will fill up quickly. Guests must confirm registration by making reservations online at: www.elpasoco.com. Each appointment is for one vehicle for…

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El Paso County Parks Celebrate 50 Years

January 13, 2021– 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…