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.
Fort Collins Parks Maintenance & Forestry Office
413 S. Bryan Avenue
Office hours - M-F, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|Primary Phone Number for Park or Forestry Inquires:||970-221-6660|
Fort Collins Cemetery Maintenance Office
1900 W. Mountain Avenue
|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!
|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|