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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…

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February Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

January 6, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for February. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center (719-520-6745) or check website…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee

January 4, 2021 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by February 5, 2021. The Park Fee Advisory Committee meets to establish fair and equitable annual park development fees in lieu…

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January Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

December 9, 2020 – The Fountain Creek Nature Center have announced their calendar of events for January. The classes and programs are listed below by location. ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center or…

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Public Requested to Review Jones Park Master Plan Draft and Survey

December 9, 2020 – El Paso County Parks is seeking public review and survey participation regarding the draft Jones Park Master Plan. Popular for multiple outdoor recreation pursuits and beautiful scenery, Jones Park is also home of the federally threatened Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Jones Park covers over 1,100 acres of land featuring beautiful stands of…

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Widefield Community Park Construction Project Underway

October 8, 2020 – An El Paso County construction project is currently underway, which will require intermittent closures of the playground, surrounding sidewalks, and a portion of the main parking lot within Widefield Community Park. This project includes: Replacing the sidewalk from the main parking lot to the restroom Construction of two new pavilions near…

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Community Services Announces Special Events for August & September

August 3, 2020 – The following Special Events are being hosted by El Paso County Community Services during the months of August and September. The public can register for any of the following classes and workshops here. Flow Patterns and Boat Races When: Saturday, August 15, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Where: Rainbow Falls Historic…