A Friends Group is an organized group of park users with an interest in assisting El Paso County Parks in protecting, enhancing, maintaining and restoring a specific park, trail, open space or recreation facility. Friends are volunteers that actively seek ways to preserve and improve their park. Friends participate in park conservation, outreach and education with the surrounding community.
The Friends Groups have two main goals: 1) to increase community involvement in our parks, and 2) to provide time, talent and fundraising to support the identified Friend’s Group projects. It is the goal of El Paso County Parks to establish one friends group in each park, to maintain a long-term partnership with each group, and to work together to maximize efforts in the beautification and stewardship of our beautiful County parks, trails, open spaces and recreation facilities.
We currently have friends groups formed for:
If you are interested in joining a Friends Group, or forming a new Friends Group for one of your favorite parks, please contact:
Dana Nordstrom, Community Outreach Coordinator
Community Outreach Division
El Paso County Community Services Department
2002 Creek Crossing
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
or send an email to