For 100 years City Park has been a center-point for family gatherings, cultural events and community celebrations. In 2012 the City of Fort Collins held a year-long celebration in honor of City Park's historic contribution to the community.
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Tuesday April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Thursday April 3, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:00 AM
Thursday April 10, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday April 15, 2014 9:00 AM
Wednesday April 16, 2014 1:00 PM
2014 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
All Levels of golfers are welcome. League is designed for women looking for a fun and low key competitive environment.
Thursday April 17, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday April 22, 2014 9:00 AM
Thursday April 24, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:00 AM
Thursday May 1, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday May 6, 2014 8:00 AM
Thursday May 8, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday May 13, 2014 8:00 AM
Thursday May 15, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday May 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Thursday May 22, 2014 3:15 PM
Tuesday May 27, 2014 8:00 AM
Thursday May 29, 2014 3:15 PM
The new-fangled contraption, the automobile, became very popular and affordable in the early 1900s. With the advent of the free road map in 1913 and Lincoln Coast-to-Coast Highway in 1915, cities began to compete for tourism and its economic benefits. Fort Collins joined in with an auto campground in City Park in the early 1920s. There were spaces for the auto to be parked, a tent to be pitched, and a little fireplace to cook food. A Community House was built nearby for a grocery and dining hall with living quarters upstairs for the parks manager. Today this is the Pottery House at S. Bryan and W. Oak St.
But tourists eventually wanted more conveniences of home. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the City built a Cottage Camp of 37 cabins just west of S. Bryan St., and south of the present baseball diamonds. There were carports next to each cabin because the auto was so important that it had to sleep right next to you. Visitors came from all over the country including a Milwaukee Technical High School teacher, Arthur Karweik, who drove his Model -T Ford on a four day trip across the breadbasket of the U.S. for eight summers to get his teaching degree at the Aggie School (CSU). He brought his wife Norma and daughter Laverne to live at the City Park Cottage Camp while he went to school. In 1936 Mr. Karweik made a four-minute movie of the camp, now long gone. It is extremely fortunate that his grandson, Fort Collins resident Tim O’Neill allows us to show this valuable piece of our forgotten history. When his mother Laverne heard Tim was moving to Fort Collins she said, “You have arrived in God’s Country.”