El Paso County Parks will be doing forestry work in Black Forest Regional Park which will cause periodic closures of trails and park sections in May and June.

Trails and sections will be closed for the safety of park visitors due to large equipment and tree felling operations. El Paso County advises citizens to be alert and proceed with caution during this time. Trail closure signs will be installed at trailheads and along the trail when closures are present. Closures will also be posted on the El Paso County Parks website and Facebook page.

El Paso County Community Services Department is contracted with Front Range Arborists to complete forest restoration and thinning within Black Forest Regional Park. The scope of work includes removal of dead standing trees, understory thinning, treatment of noxious weed, and understory planting within the park. Funds for this project come from a Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery grant.