Wasp Advisory

Large Numbers of Yellow Jackets in the Park

This time of year always seems to bring out the Yellow Jackets at the Park. However, this year seems worse than most throughout the region.


We have consulted with pest control vendors and are taking steps to remove nests whenever possible. Yellow Jackets make nests in nooks and crannies, fence posts and poles, and even in the ground. If you observe what you believe is a nest or an area where a nest likely is, please report the location to us at steve@csyouthsports.org. When doing so, please be as specific as possible regarding the location and send photos if able. Yellow Jackets will also forage up to 1,000 yards from a nest.


We have taken the following steps to reduce the impact of Yellow Jackets in the Park:

-Destroyed dozens of nests

-Placed many traps around the Park

-Removed trash cans from baseball/softball dugouts

-Moved trash cans further away from spectator locations

-Grouped trash cans to consolidate wasps

-Reduced the number of trash cans


We recommend avoiding use of sugary liquids and limiting food consumption at this time, along with taking your trash off the premises rather than placing it in trash receptacles. It is also advisable to avoid trash cans where wasps like to congregate. If there is a concentration of Yellow Jackets in an open field area, it is likely that a nest may be nearby and moving to another area may help.


If you believe you may be allergic to stings, we recommend you avoid the Park during this period of high concentration. The numbers typically diminish as nights grow colder through the fall.


If stung on weekends, our concession stand will be open much of the time and is able to provide ice. The restrooms, where cold water can be applied, are almost always open.


We will continue to monitor nests, remove them when found, and empty trash cans often.


Thank you for your assistance and due diligence and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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LIVE & ON-DEMAND STREAMING ADDED

Baseball & Softball On HiCast Sports Network

Beginning Saturday, April 24, play on El Pomar Youth Sports Park’s nine baseball and softball fields will be available through live and on-demand streaming through HiCast Sports Network. This capability is believed to be the first of its kind at an outdoor sports complex in the Pikes Peak Region and among the first in the state.

“With technological advances, remote viewing has become more popular in recent years and demand has increased significantly during the pandemic,” remarked Steve Czarnecki, Executive Director of Colorado Springs Youth Sports and El Pomar Youth Sports Park. “Now, parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends can watch their family members play baseball and softball at El Pomar Youth Sports Park from across town or across the world. We’re proud to be able to offer this value-added service to league and tournament operators, players, and their families.”

On-demand viewing through the HiCast Sports Network gives subscribers the power to replay games for three months from date of play to assist in player development. Using the HiCast Sports mobile app, subscribers can save and share highlight clips from the footage for college recruiting, social media sharing, or to simply share the “Moments That Matter” with the people who matter most.

“HiCast Sports Network is excited to add El Pomar Youth Sports Park to its lineup of high-quality sports venue partners around the country,” shared Robert Stribling, HiCast Sports Network CEO & Co-Founder. “El Pomar Youth Sports Park is now on the cutting edge of amateur sports viewership.”

Players, coaches, and patrons can sign up to create an account and receive a one-hour free trial. Monthly passes start at $12.99 per month and include access to view not only all nine El Pomar Youth Sports Park fields, but all of HiCast Sports Network’s top baseball, softball, and volleyball venues across the country.

Colorado Springs Youth Sports, and its El Pomar Youth Sports Park, benefits from subscriptions and on-broadcast sponsorship opportunities exist. As technology continues to improve, El Pomar Youth Sports Park will look to add streaming capabilities to multi-purpose fields for other sports.

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El Pomar Youth Sports Park

Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that oversees the management of the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The organization’s mission is to provide first-rate sports facilities and opportunities for youth participation in sports and recreation in the region.
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Testimonials

  • "650+ hours of practice, 90+ hours of games, 300+ players. 222,000 potential hours for memories, mentoring, and life lessons not possible without help from El Pomar Youth Sports Park."
    "650+ hours of practice, 90+ hours of games, 300+ players. 222,000 potential hours for memories, mentoring, and life lessons not possible without help from El Pomar Youth Sports Park."

    Matt Work

    President, Cheyenne Mountain Lacrosse Club
  • "El Pomar Youth Sports Park donates fields for Springs Rescue Mission's Legends of the Streets program that allows men to exercise, compete and join a team as they work to begin new lives"
    "El Pomar Youth Sports Park donates fields for Springs Rescue Mission's Legends of the Streets program that allows men to exercise, compete and join a team as they work to begin new lives"

    Pete Randall

    Springs Rescue Mission Soccer Coach

“I began playing at the El Pomar fields when I was 5 and have so many positive memories. It is the place where I learned how to appreciate team work and individual effort as I have dedicated the last 10 years to club soccer and believe it has helped prepare me for success and challenges both on and off the field.”

Attributed to Carly Fetters, Pride Soccer Player

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El Pomar Youth Sports Park

2212 Executive Circle,

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone. 719-630-0168

Email. andrew@csyouthsports.org