Black Forest Regional Park consists of 385 acres within Black Forest, Colorado. This park is one of the most popular regional parks within the El Paso County Parks system. The existing Black Forest Regional Park Master Plan was completed in 2011. The plan contains recommended improvements to existing facilities, updated trails plan, and new facilities requested as a result of the Plan update.
Black Forest Regional Park was significantly altered by the Black Forest Fire. 74% of the park forest was burned, while post-fire flooding damaged over 5 miles of trail and the active use area. El Paso County is working to coordinate recovery efforts to repair the flood damage, improve forest health and protect the active use area from future flooding threats.
During the month of March, 2014, El Paso County completed the removal of hazard trees from the trails corridors within the Park. This is the first step in reopening the trails for public use.
El Paso County is hosting several volunteer projects in Black Forest Regional Park. The Black Forest Fire dramatically altered the soil conditions in the park and post-fire rains led to significant damage to several trails, athletic fields and the playground. These projects are aimed at improving soil conditions, promoting forest revegetation and protecting park amenities from flood damage.
Please join us in the summer of 2014 to complete erosion control projects in the Park. May 3, June 8, June 14, July 19-20, August 23-24, September 13-14, October 4-5.