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CONTACT: Ryan Dorough, Recreation Program Planner, 719-520-6977,

Family Cornhole and Ladder Ball Tournament

Fountain Creek Regional Park

Saturday, August 27, starts at 10:00 a.m.

Come to Fountain Creek Regional Park to try your hand at Cornhole and Ladder Ball! This tournament is a family focused event and is good for all ages. Compete with your partner in one of three age brackets: 12 years old and under, adult and youth combo, and 13 to 117 years old. Special Prizes for the winning teams! Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the day at the park. For $5 discount for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers or Active Military or Veterans with ID, please call 719-520-6977 to register over the phone or visit

Concerts in the Park

Wednesdays at Bear Creek Regional Park, Thursdays at Fox Run Regional Park, August 30th at Fountain Creek Regional Park

Concerts in the Park are in full swing! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, blankets, families, and friends to enjoy the summer nights, some great outdoor entertainment, and another great summer of live music in our parks. All concerts are FREE and open to the public. All concerts are 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For full list of dates and lineups, find us online at or call (719) 520-6977.

All concerts are sponsored by El Paso County Parks

Bear Creek Concerts presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society

Fox Run Concerts Sponsored by Line X and Classic Homes.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Fox Run Regional Park

Saturday, October 1st, starts at 9:00am

Come to National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Fox Run Regional Park. The event will include guided trail rides, trail etiquette handouts, riding clinics, giveaways and more. This is a terrific way to get kids outside and develop their mountain biking skills. All ages are welcome: from tots on stride bikes to teens. Riders just need a working bike and helmet to participate. Register online at For more information go to or call 719-520-6977.

Water Lantern Festival

Fox Run Regional Park

Saturday, October 8th, 4:30-8:30pm

Come out to enjoy the magical spectacle of the Water Lantern Festival at Fox Run Regional Park. Whether you want to get rid of a bad habit, hope for luck on an intense school exam, wish for good health, or commemorate a lost loved one or pet, the Water Lantern Festival can be the place to do so. Bring out your friends and family to decorate a water lantern and gather with your fellow community members for a wonderful evening of beautiful lights, food trucks, and special moments. Registration is required. For more information go to or call 719-520-6977.