Rock Ledge Ranch at Garden of the Gods: 3105 Gateway Rd
Check out the new Foothills and Gateway Trails at Garden of the Gods! The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate all the hard work that went into the new drainage system and pedestrian bridge over Camp Creek.
El Paso County Parks is exploring several changes to parks rules and regulations, including limiting the hours of operation and requiring dogs to be on a leash outside of designated dog parks. County Parks is accepting public comments on these proposed changes through February 4.
Join PikeRide in celebrating its six-month anniversary. Come race PikeRide bikes on the inside loop at Olympic Training Center Velodrome! Also check out the track racing clinic, food trucks, and beverages.
Cheers to Bristol Pub for supporting our parks, trails and open spaces! Bristol will be donating $1 for each pint sold to the Trails and Open Space Coalition. So come in, buy a pint, and and learn about the good work that’s being done in our community.
Join us in celebrating those who ride all year round with Winter Bike to Work Day! Visit Kids on Bikes at the PopCycle Bridge–Beacon St. and Van Buren–or visit Bike Colorado Springs and the Trails and Open Space Coalition at the Sustainacenter: 702 E. Boulder St, to get some breakfast on the way into work.
El Paso County Nature Centers Volunteer Orientation
Sat. Jan 26, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Attend this orientation session to learn more about becoming a volunteer with El Paso County Nature Centers – an engaging and rewarding experience! Applicants must be 18 or older. Link to Volunteer Application.
The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is offering free movie tickets for the short film How Did Those Red Rocks Get There to furloughed federal employees and their immediate family members through February 28, 2019. To be eligible please present a valid federal I.D. badge.
Take part in the City Center Series featuring nationally renowned experts in urbanism, innovation, placemaking and design. The first speaker is Gabe Klein, former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington, D.C. Departments of Transportation. In this lively multimedia presentation, Klein expands on the themes of his book START-UP CITY: a manifesto on how cities can get meaningful projects done quickly by bridging the public-private divide and bringing start-up energy to the public sector.
Whether your job requires the training, you work with youth or you just want to get certified; these classes at the Bear Creek Nature Center will proved the information you need to assistance with a cardiac or breathing emergency, or basic First Aid. Upon successful completion, participants will receive certification through the American Red Cross. Must be 16 years old or older, and pre-registration is required.
Come to the Bear Creek Nature Center for a presentation on photographing the stars and the Milky Way given by photographer Mike Pach. Discussion will include tips, techniques and recommended camera gear for capturing images of the night sky.
Be a part of the of the first public open house to discuss plans to renovate Boulder Park. The Park and Rec department has established a timeline to begin the process of renovating the park; including three public open houses for citizens to give input, which will culminate into a master plan!
Visit Regal Interquest Stadium 14 & RPX for a special viewing of sports and fitness documentary The Bikes of Wrath. Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honor of the westward migration undertaken by ‘The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary series filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.
Come to Bear Creek Nature Center to sample various wines, enjoy light appetizers and mingle with others who appreciate wine. The Winter Hobby Wine Competition Awards will be presented at this special event.
Join Bristol in supporting our friends at Corral Bluffs Alliance. $1 for every pint sold will be donated to help maintain, preserve and protect Jimmy Camp Creek and Corral Bluffs Open Space. So come in, buy a pint, and support the good work that’s being done in our community.
While the cold winter months and dwindling daylight can really put a damper on the season, a visit to see the frozen Rainbow Falls will give you a great reason to be outside on a cold day. Winter offers a striking new perspective on this area that is often crowded during the warmer months!