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El Paso County Parks want public’s input

Posted at 3:36 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 17:36:20-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – El Paso County Parks wants the public’s input as it creates a master plan for Jones Park, located within the Bear Creek Watershed, surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land.

The master plan will outline existing conditions, community needs, and recommend new recreational facilities and cultural services programs for the park for the next seven to ten years.

As part of the planning process, El Paso County Parks and Altitude Land Consultants are asking the public to take a community survey. The deadline to complete the survey is February 22nd.

Jones Park has approximately 3.5 miles of trails used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and motorcycle use. Plus, a one-mile single track trail for pedestrians. The Jones Park trail system connects to Forest Service trails outside the park.

The master plan is intended to provide a vision for the future of Jones Park including new facilities, recreation opportunities, and exploring existing and future needs from the viewpoint of the public, stakeholders, and El Paso County staff and leaders.

It is anticipated the master plan will be presented to the Park Advisory Board for consideration in April and to the Board of County Commissioners in May.