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Park Maintenance, Cemetery & Forestry

The Parks and Cemeteries Division of Cultural, Parks, Recreation & Environment (CPRE) provides maintenance and stewardship for parks, cemeteries, streetscapes, trails, open areas and other public grounds for the Fort Collins community.

The Forestry & Horticulture Division provides maintenance and stewardship for the City trees, and provides education and training to enhance citizens' horticultural knowledge.

With the demand for quality recreation areas by the residents, the Parks Division has become known as a leader in maintenance, administration, and innovation as recognized by the National Park and Recreation Association's Gold Medal Award for Excellence.

Contact Info:

Primary Phone Number for Park or Forestry Inquires: 970-221-6660
AFTER-HOURS: 970-219-3450
Primary E-Mail:
ADDRESS:
Fort Collins Parks Maintenance & Forestry Office
413 S. Bryan Avenue
Office hours - M-F, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TDD 970-224-6003
FAX 970-221-6849
Fort Collins Cemetery Maintenance Office
1900 W. Mountain Avenue
970-221-6810
FAX 970-221-6381
Staff Contacts
J.R. Schnelzer, Director of Parks
970-221-6301
Bill Whirty, Manager of Parks
970-221-6305
Tim Buchanan, City Forester
970-221-6361
Michelle Provaznik, Manager of the Gardens on Spring Creek
970-221-6881
Carol Rankin, Administrative Supervisor
970-221-6261
Mike Calhoon, Supervisor
970-416-2079
Kevin Williams, Crew Chief Cemetery
970-416-2079
Rick Jordan, Crew Chief Sports Turf & City Park
970-221-6240
Doug Kokes, Crew Chief Southwest Parks
970-416-2816
Steve Lukowski, Supervisor
970-416-2063
Mike Brunkhardt, Crew Chief Downtown & Horticulture
970-416-2349
John Klingaman, Crew Chief Facilities & Trails
970-416-2227
Robert Burkhardt, Crew Chief Northside Parks
970-221-6307
LeaAnn Haisch, Supervisor
970-416-2061
Marshall Thornberry, Crew Chief Southeast Parks
970-221-6303
Steve Wixson, Crew Chief South Parks
970-416-2064
Planning and Development

The landscape of Colorado's "Choice City" is changing rapidly, and the Park Planning & Development Division is making sure the community's parks and bike trails keep pace. You can count on Park Planning & Development for:

Quality: Parks and trails bring you closer to the beauty that inspired you to call Fort Collins your home. We work hard to provide enjoyable parks and trails for the citizens of Fort Collins. Let us know your thoughts so we can continue to improve our parks and trails.

Stewardship: Park Planning & Development is responsible for the long-range acquisition and development of specific parks and land areas. We oversee park construction and review developments within residential and commercial areas. Come see what's in store for the future with a copy of the "Park Master Plan."

Responsiveness: What can WE do for YOU? Citizen involvement is paramount in assisting staff in planning the future development of Fort Collins' parks. The Southwest Dog Park, Edora Skate Park and Poudre River Boat Chute were all in response to community input. We're here for you!

Parks Planning & Development Staff
Kurt Friesen, Park Planning Manager
221-6618
Jason Stutzman, Civil Engineer
221-6366
Matt Day, Landscape Architect
224-6096
Craig Kisling, Landscape Architect
221-6937
Melanie Pierz, Administrative Secretary II
221-6360