County Recreation Services' May events
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Fountain Creek Family Fun Day will be Saturday, May 1, beginning at 10 a.m. Bring your family for a day of fun and discovery along the trails of Fountain Creek Nature Center! Along your walk you’ll find a variety of stations provided by:
Papa Murphy’s Pizza (free slice included!)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur & Resource Center
Fountain Creek Flood Control and Greenway District
4H Petting Zoo
719 Kindness Rocks
Vibe Tribe Adventures
Bug sweeps, pond critter studies and kite making with Fountain Creek Nature Center
Military families are free but must register over the phone, 719-520-6745. Active Military IDs will be reviewed at check-in.
General admission is $5, and prepaid registration is required for each person attending. To abide by COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited and arrival times will be spaced out. If registering online, make sure all family or friends you wish to register are added in your account as an “Additional Family Member” so you can add their registration to your cart. Members of El Paso County Nature Centers may receive a discount by registering over the phone at 719-520-6745.
Cloth face masks will be required and 6 feet spacing recommended between parties.
First Aid, CPR, AED, Blended Learning Course—Thursday, May 6, 6–7:30 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center
This American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Upon completion, participants will receive a Certification through the American Red Cross valid for two years from completion date. Participants must be at least 16. $75 for the class. $35 class fee for Nature Center Volunteers. $20 fee for cancellations.
Free Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 8, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
At Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park
Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds! This is a free fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15. Learn to fish and earn prizes for what you catch (Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish, Most fish caught and more). There will also be a free raffle prize drawing for all registered participants. Bring your own rod, reel, tackle and bait. Pre-registration is required, and spaces are limited.
Rainbow Falls Invasive Weed Removal Day
Friday, May 21, 9–11 am
Spend a morning giving back to your community by helping clean up the weeds at Rainbow Falls. Be sure to dress appropriately, bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. All are welcome: call 719-520-6977 to RSVP or register online: elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Rainbow Falls Geology Walk
Saturday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.
Professor Mark Izold, Pikes Peak Community College Geology, will explain the rich geologic history of the area. See the Great Unconformity and hear about the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods and evidence for life found in the strata. $4 per person, pre-registration required.
Free Archery Day
Saturday, May 29, 202
At Bear Creek Regional Park, Archery Range (near the tennis courts)
Make a free appointment to try your hand at archery, one of the fastest growing outdoor sports! USA certified archery coaches from the Archery School of the Rockies will walk you through the basics and test your skills; all equipment is provided. Be sure to bring a face mask, close toed shoes, water, and no long sleeve shirts. Open to Adults and Children ages 6 and older. Pre-registration required.
First Aid, CPR, AED Classes for private groups
This American Red Cross course will prepare your group to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Upon completion, participants will receive a Certification through the American Red Cross valid for two years from completion date. Participants must be at least 16 years old to take this class. The classroom portion can be held at Fountain Creek or Bear Creek Nature Center by appointment only. $75 per person with a maximum of 4 people per group. https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/cpr-aed-first-aid-classes/