An image of the Paint Mines

June 17, 2024 – El Paso County Parks and Community Services, along with DHM Design, invites citizens to attend the Paint Mines Interpretive Park Master Plan open house, which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road in Colorado Springs. The open house is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn more about the project and voice opinions about the future of Paint Mines Interpretive Park, including recommended improvements, management, and maintenance.

The project team members will highlight the unique archaeological and geological history of the Paint Mines and present site analysis maps and initial conceptual designs for the Master Plan. Following the open house, the project team will consider public and stakeholder input during the development of the Master Plan, which will be available for public review in fall 2024.

Review and adoption by the Park Advisory Board and Board of County Commissioners is anticipated in late 2024 / early 2025. Public input will assist El Paso County in conserving and preserving this wonderful County property, determining vistior needs, and solidifying recommendations for sustainable improvements and management practices for years to come.

For more information, please contact Ross Williams, Park Planner of El Paso County Parks and Community Services Department, at 719-520-6984, or via email at

To request ADA or special accommodations, send an email at least two days prior to the meeting to:

To provide your feedback before the Open House, please take our 4-minute survey below and tell us your thoughts about what you’d like to see happen at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park.

Click here to take our Survey!