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. Although lumbering continued sporadically through the 1950s, farming and ranching had become the dominant activities by the 1880s. A wide variety of crops was raised, including cattle, sheep, alfalfa, wheat, corn, hay and beans. Potatoes, however, were the agricultural product for which the Black Forest area became most renowned. The drought of the 1920s and the Depression of the 1930s combined to eliminate most types of agriculture in the planning area. By the 1920s the area was mostly consolidated into large ranches. Some of these remain today.
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
Black Forest Community Easter Egg Hunt
We are so excited to host the very first Black Forest Community Easter Egg Hunt!
Join us on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00am at the Black Forest Community Center for this kid-focused and age-appropriate event.
We are asking for donations from the community to help us fill Easter Eggs.
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 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.
The club has been the site of many events over the years including Black Rose Society concerts and many local clubs. The club also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 70 and Cub Scout Pack 70.