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Bear Creek Dog Park reopens following bear sightings

Posted at 9:04 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 12:12:34-04
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A mother bear and her cub forced the closure of Bear Creek Dog Park (Photo: Courtney Conklin)

COLORADO SPRINGS – A mother bear and her cub hanging out in trees at Bear Creek Dog Park forced the full closure of the area on Thursday and Friday morning.

News5 viewer Courtney Conklin sent in photos of the bears high up in the trees minding their own business. El Paso County Parks officials still needed to close the park for everyone’s safety.

As of Friday morning, the bears moved out of the park and it was reopened just before 10:00 a.m.

Just keep an eye on your surroundings.

The park is on the west side of Colorado Springs at  S. 21st St.

Bear Creek Dog Park signs
Bear Creek Dog Park is closed due to bears in the area.