We Are Black Forest
Black Forest, Colorado
Welcome to the Black Forest Community
The Black Forest is named such for the high density of Ponderosa Pines located in the area. There is evidence that the Black Forest area was occupied by Native Americans at least 800 years ago; the dense Ponderosa Pines provided them with protection, fuel, and timber.
When American pioneers began to settle the region in the late 1850s, the Black Forest became an important center of activity, primarily as a source of scarce timber. The first of what would be several dozen sawmills was constructed in 1860. General Palmer was the first major landowner of Black Forest when he established the Colorado Pinery Trust in 1870, and purchased 43,000 acres in the area.*
The Black Forest Preservation Plan was developed in 1974. Although some newer suburban subdivisions have been created within the boundaries of Black Forest such as Flying Horse Ranch, the community of Black Forest still retains a rural image and legacy. Some of this legacy is in the form of remaining historic sites and structures.**
**Source: the Black Forest Preservation Plan
Black Forest Community Calendar
We Are Black Forest
We Are Black Forest is a volunteer effort, sponsored and supported by the Black Forest Community Club, to promote community in the Black Forest through free activities and events, inlcuding the Black Forest Festival & More.
Upcoming Events & Information
Log School Park Clean-up Day
We are asking members of the Black Forest Community for help in cleaning up the Log School Park to get it ready for the Fire Remembrance Celebration.
As you may know, Congressman Doug Lamborn, several other guest speakers, and the media will be in the Log School Park for the Fire Remembrance Celebration and we want our Log School Park to look its best! (The Fire Remembrance Celebration is Saturday, June 10th).
Please join us on Friday, June 2nd from 9am – 12pm to help pull weeds, rake mulch, and pick up trash in the Log School Park.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
-The Black Forest Community Club and the Black Forest Festival Volunteer Tea
Black Forest Fire Remembrance
Please join the Black Forest Community as we recognize the 10 years that have passed since the Black Forest Fire. On this day, we will honor the work that has been done to rebuild the Black Forest and celebrate our achievements as a community.
Saturday, June 10th, 1:00pm
Black Forest Community Center
2023 Black Forest Festival Booths Now Available
The 2023 Black Forest Festival is getting closer and closer! The Festival is August 12 and the Artisan and Business Booth Fair runs from 8am – 3pm.
Booth sales for the Artisan and Business Booth Fair are now open.
Booths go fast, so make sure to reserver your booth as soon as possible. Booths can be reserved on the Black Forest Community Club website.
2023 Black Forest Festival Weekend
Planning has already started for the 2023 Black Forest Festival Weekend!
Learn more about the 2023 Black Forest Festival, the Black Forest Biergarten Fundraiser, and about ongoing volunteer opportunities.
If your business is interested in sponsoring the Festival, you can learn about that as well!
2023 Black Forest Festival Logo Contest
We are putting out an open call for local Black Forest Artists to submit a logo design for the Black Forest Festival that represents the theme “At Home in the Black Forest.”
The logo will be used in a variety of ways:
-On the festival website
-On various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and NextDoor
-In multiple print materials
-Made into framed prints and given to sponsors to display in their place of business
-Used in T-shirts that will be sold during the festival to raise funds for ongoing maintenance to the Black Forest Community Center
Everyone is welcome to create and submit a logo!
Black Forest Community Club
The Black Forest Community Club (BFCC) was chartered in 1929 as a social organization for families living in the Black Forest north of Colorado Springs. The club occupies a unique, community-built log building at the corner of Black Forest and Shoup Roads that is over 80 years old. This building, the Black Forest Community Center, is home to many of the events organized by the We Are Black Forest volunteer team.
The Black Forest Community Center also hosts the Black Rose Society concerts and many local clubs. The BFCC sponsors Boy Scout Troop 70 and Cub Scout Pack 70.