Free Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Willow Springs Ponds, 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. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog lunch with Commissioner Gonzalez on the grill! Bring your own rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Register online at elpasocountynaturecenters.com, or call 719-520-6977.
Free Archery Day
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 close toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and no long sleeve shirts. Open to Adults and Children ages 6 and older. Pre-registration required: drop-ins will be allowed as space permits. To register, please go to elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Rainbow Falls Geology Walk
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rainbow Falls Historic Site
Join Professor Mark Izold, Pikes Peak Community College Geology, and discover the rich geologic history of the Rainbow Falls area. We will see and touch the Great Unconformity and hear about the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods and evidence for life found in the strata of this area. The paleo-environment in which these animals lived will also be discussed. $4 per person: pre-registration required.
Homestead Ranch Concert in the Park
June 28, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Homestead Ranch Regional Park
Join us for this special summer concert at Homestead Ranch! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the energetic music from the 101st Army Country Band and the 101st Army Rock Band.
Join one of the fastest growing outdoor sports! USA certified coaches from the Archery School of the Rockies use a step-by-step approach to develop the individual’s skills at their own pace. Be sure to bring lunch and water! For Adults and Children over 6. All camps are at Bear Creek Regional Park, Mon-Wed, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, $80 per session: pre-registration required.
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Free Youth Fishing Derby