2017 Greenie Award Winner
Pictured Left to right Todd Marts, Rec. &Cultural Services Div. Manager, Nancy Bernard, Nature Center Supervisor and Ian Wilson, Nature Center Interpretive Prog. Coordinator
Fountain Creek Nature Center won another Greenie Award on April 29, at the 10th Annual Veda Fashion Show & Greenie Awards! Thank you so much for voting for us! The Greenie Awards were created to raise awareness in the community of all the wonderful organizations that are doing great work in support of a healthy environment. Fountain Creek Nature Center staff was honored to be part of the celebration.
Fountain Creek Regional Park Closure and Repair Notice
*All restrooms are open and portable restrooms are available, should we have to close the main restroom for maintenance. If your event requires drinking water, please be prepared to bring your own water, as we cannot guarantee that drinking water will always be available.
*Please be advised that field #1 at Fountain Creek Regional Park is closed for maintenance until Fall 2017.
Current Park / Trail Closures
Updated: July 11, 2017
Several park and trail facilities were damaged by flooding events in the spring of 2015. A Federal Disaster Declaration was made on July 16 for flood damages occurring May 4 through June 26. Estimates for damages, debris removal and emergency response for County Parks are over $3 Million. Staff is providing site tours for State and FEMA officials.
Fountain Creek Regional Trail
1. The Hanson Trailhead is closed in addition to area trails. The bridge across Fountain Creek near the trailhead is also closed.
2. The trail section through the Stratmoor Valley Trailhead is damaged due to creek bank failures and trail washouts. A detour is available. The playground is open.
3. The trail sections near Willow Springs Ponds and Highway 16 underpass is damaged due to creek bank failures and washout of trails. A detour is available.
Clear Springs Ranch
Trail closed at low water crossing approximately ¼ mile north of the trailhead.
Regional Park Trails
Numerous trails in regional parks have been impacted by flooding. Park users are advised to use caution on all regional park trails.
For all Trail questions please feel free to call the Park Administration office at (719)520-7529.