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Bear Creek Nature CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Nature Center245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Pages/BearCreekNatureCenter.aspx
Hike the foothills, search for mule deer, and discover Bear Creek! Scrub oak thicket, ponderosa pine forests, meadows, a mountain creek, and abundant foothills wildlife attract children and adults to Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center. Interpretive programs, special events, guided and self-guided tours, and media presentations are offered all year. Outside, two miles of self-guiding nature trails wind through the short grass prairie, scrub oak woodlands and cottonwood riparian communities. The nature trails are for "foot traffic only" and pets are prohibited.  The regional trails are open to hiking, horseback riding, and pets on a leash.
http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/PublishingImages/Best%20Bear%20Creek%20Nature%20Center%20Photos%20004.jpgYesNoNoNo719-520-6387
Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-Creek-Nature-Center-Fountain-Creek-Nature-Center/135715516462259http://twitter.com/#!/BearFntnCreek
Fountain Creek Nature CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Nature Center320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Pages/FountainCreekNatureCenter.aspx
Where water pools and passes through this shortgrass prairie ecosystem, habitats known as wetlands or marshes develop and support abundant wildlife.  Within Fountain Creek Regional Park lies the Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area which has been set aside as a quiet preserve for wildlife and as an outdoor classroom for visitors of all ages.  White-tailed deer, lizards, toads, frogs, beaver, muskrat, arthropods, and an abundant diversity of birds are just a few of the animals that share this habitat.
http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/PublishingImages/FCNC%20Pic2.jpgYesNoNoNo719-520-6745
Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-Creek-Nature-Center-Fountain-Creek-Nature-Center/135715516462259http://twitter.com/#!/BearFntnCreek
Bear Creek Park Mountain Bike TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/BCRP_bike_trail_map.pdf
NoNoYesNo
Crews Gulch Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/crews_gulch_trail.pdf
NoYesYesNo
Fountain Creek Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/fcrt.pdf
YesYesYesNo
New Santa Fe Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/SFRT_brochure.pdf
YesYesYesNo
Palmer Divide Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/pdt_8x11.pdf
YesYesYesNo
Rock Island Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/RIRT_Brochure.pdf
YesYesYesNo
Ute Pass Regional TrailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trailhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/UPRT_Brochure.pdf
NoNoYesNo
Woodlake TrailheadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trail
NoYesYesNo
Bear Creek Dog ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/bcrp_dog_park.pdf
The Bear Creek Dog Park was established in 1997 in response to citizens and park patrons as an off-leash voice-command dog park.  The Dog Park encompasses approximately 25 acres and is presently fenced on three sides of the park with the final portion of fencing to be installed during the second quarter of 2006.  With Bear Creek running along the south side, dogs may enjoy a drink from the mountain creek.  Through fundraising efforts from El Paso County Parks and LOOP (Lovers of Off-leash Parks), a local citizen group, a Small Dog Area was created during the late Fall of 2005.  The area is just under two acres and is adjacent to Bear Creek with steps and a handrail leading to the creek. It is completely fenced with two double-entry vesitbules to protect small dogs from the larger ones.  Bear Creek Dog Park is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the base of Pikes Peak with an elevation change of at least 100 feet going from the north boundary to the south boundary. The terrain provide dogs and their owners a variety of exercise options.
NoNoYesNo
Bear Creek Regional ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/BCRPHandout.pdf
Bear Creek Terrace:  six picnic pavilions, restrooms, play fields, playground, sand volleyball court (provide your own net and ball), two horseshoe pits (provide your own horseshoes), tennis courts, archery range, exercise course, basketball court, individual picnic units.  Water is available at restrooms and spigot near water fountain.  Bear Creek East:  two picnic pavilions, restrooms (across creek in office building), playground, sand volleyball court (provide your own net and ball), two horseshoe pits (provide your own horseshoes).  Water is available at water fountain.
YesYesYesNo
Black Forest Regional ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/BFRPHandout2.pdf
Two picnic pavilions.  Restrooms, playground, tennis/basketball court, play fields, trails for non-motorized use, individual picnic units.  Water and electricity are available at the restrooms.
YesYesYesNo
Ceresa ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/ceresa_park.pdf
NoNoNoNo
Clear Spring Ranch ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/clear_spring_ranch_park.pdf
YesNoNoNo
Fountain Creek Regional ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/FCRPHandout.pdf
Six picnic pavilions.  Restrooms, trails, play fields, playground, two volleyball courts (bring your own net and ball), basketball court, two horseshoe pits (bring your own horseshoes), water at restrooms and pavilions #1, #2, and #3.
YesYesNoNo
Fox Run Regional ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Pages/FoxRunRegionalPark.aspx
Fox Run Park is located in the Black Forest approximately three miles east of Interstate 25. The 417-acre park features spectacular views of Pikes Peak, four miles of trails, multi-use fields, two playgrounds, two ponds, and five picnic pavilions.  The park hosts a variety of family and social events, community sports programs, and over 100 weddings per year.
http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/PublishingImages/parks_hdr.jpgYesYesYesNo
Homestead Ranch Regional ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/hrrp_brochure.pdf
An original homestead site settled in 1874, Homestead Ranch Regional Park features diverse topography ranging from rolling, open meadows to tree-covered bluffs running the length of the park. A natural spring-fed pond and creek in the central valley of the park attract deer, coyotes, foxes, waterfowl, and occasional pronghorns. Rattlesnake Butte, a prominent landmark in eastern El Paso County from which visitors can see the Front Range and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance, is located within the park.  Homestead Ranch Regional Park opened in the fall of 1998. The park will not include permanent facilities at the time of opening, however, visitors will be able to access trails.
YesYesYesYes
Paint Mines Interpretive ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/StoryofthePaintMines.pdf
Relentless prairie winds, sandstone-capped spires  and hoodoos, colorful  hues of  clay, and  distant coyote calls beckon  visitors to this quiet landscape.  As hikers venture from the trailhead into the distant reaches, the Paint  Mines offers a journey through time, past  fascinating  geological formations and remnants of human history, in a unique ecological setting within the rolling plains of eastern El Paso County.  The Paint  Mines Interpretive Park, located in Colorado’s eastern  prairie, is  a rare, geologically fragile, and ecologically rich landscape  of labyrinthine gulches and monoliths,  perennial wetlands, and native grass meadows.  The park contains unique geological, archeological, historical, and ecological resources that are all interrelated, thereby retaining significant educational, scientific, and interpretive value.
YesNoYesNo
Open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week
Pineries Open SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Park
NoNoNoNo
Stratmoor Hills ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/SHNP_brochure.pdf
YesNoYesNo
Stratmoor Valley Trailhead ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/SVTP_Brochure.pdf
NoNoNoNo
Widefield Community ParkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parkhttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/WFCP_disc_golf.pdf
YesNoNoNo
Black Forest – Section 16Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Areahttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/BF_sec16.pdf
NoYesYesNo
Calhan FairgroundsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Area366 10th Street, Calhan, CO 80808http://www.elpasocountyfair.com/Pages/default.aspx
Facebook and Twitter links on the web page are not hooked up.
http://www.elpasocountyfair.com/PublishingImages/fair_hdr.jpgYesYesNoNo719-520-7880
http://www.facebook.comhttp://twitter.com/#!/elpasocofairevents@elpasoco.com
Palmer Lake Regional Recreation AreaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Areahttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/PLRA_Brochure.pdf
YesYesYesYes
Widefield Disc Golf CourseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Areahttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Documents/WFCP_frisbeegolf.pdf
NoNoNoNo
Willow Springs PondsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Areahttp://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/Pages/WillowSpringsPonds.aspx
Willow Springs Ponds, located within Fountain Creek Regional Park, near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Highway 16, were created in the 1970s as gravel pits.  In the late 1980s, the county acquired them, and with the Fishing is Fun grant in 1988, both warm and cold water species of fish were stocked by the CDOW.   The ponds soon became one of the most popular fishing spots in southeast Colorado.  In July 1997, Perchloroethylene (PCE) was detected in the Willow Spring Ponds and the county closed the ponds to public fishing that September.  Since July 1998, pursuant to compliance orders from the CDPHE, the county allowed Schlage Lock to operate aerators in Willow Springs Pond No. 1 and the aerators have achieved the CDPHE fish+water consumption surface water quality standard for PCE.  As of April 28 the county re-opened the ponds to limited fishing under a Fish Consumption Advisory prepared by the CDPHE.
http://adm.elpasoco.com/Parks/PublishingImages/willow_springs.jpgYesNoNoYes
Rainbow FallsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Other Recreational Area
NoNoYesNo