The Community Services Department, consisting of Park Operations, Planning, Recreation / Cultural Services, Environmental Services, Veteran Services, Community Outreach, and CSU Extension, was created in 2010 during a County Administration staff reorganization. The Department’s primary focus is to provide external community services for El Paso County citizens.
The Department consists of 55 full-time employees and approximately 30 seasonal staff members. The Department annual budget is approximately $11 million with approximately 83% of the funding provided by third party funding sources (non-tax). Department operations are supplemented with citizens generously providing more than 30,000 volunteer hours per year.