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Park Maintenance, Cemetery & Forestry

The Parks and Cemeteries Division of Community Services provides maintenance and stewardship for parks, cemeteries, streetscapes, trails, open areas and other public grounds for the Fort Collins community.

The Forestry Division provides maintenance and stewardship for the City trees, and provides education and training to enhance citizens' knowledge on the urban forest.

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.

Address:

Fort Collins Parks Maintenance / Forestry Office / Cemetery Office
413 S. Bryan Avenue
Office hours - M-F, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: cGFya3Nob3BAZmNnb3YuY29t

Phone Numbers:

Primary Phone Number for Park or Forestry Inquires: 970-221-6660
AFTER-HOURS: 970-219-3450
Auxiliary Aids & Services - Relay Colorado 711
FAX 970-221-6849
Primary Number for Cemetery Office
970-221-6810
FAX 970-221-6381
Staff Contacts
Mike Calhoon, Director of Parks 970-416-2079
Bill Whirty, Manager of Parks 970-221-6305
Steve Lukowski, Interim Manager of Parks 970-221-2063
Carol Rankin, Administrative Supervisor 970-221-6261
Kevin Williams, Supervisor 970-221-6293
Mark Young, Crew Chief Cemetery 970-221-6222
Rick Jordan, Crew Chief Sports Turf & City Park 970-221-6240
Doug Kokes, Crew Chief Southwest Parks 970-416-2816
Mike Brunkhardt, Interim Supervisor 970-416-2349
Brendan Reed, Crew Chief Downtown & Horticulture 970-416-4267
John Klingaman, Crew Chief Facilities & Trails 970-416-2227
Robert Burkhardt, Crew Chief Northside Parks 970-221-6307
LeaAnn Haisch, Supervisor 970-416-2061
Matt Pflieger, Interim Crew Chief Southeast Parks 970-416-2904
Steve Wixson, Crew Chief South Parks 970-416-2064
Tim Buchanan, Manager of Forestry/City Forester 970-221-6361
Del Bernhardt, Forestry Supervisor 970-221-6306
Ralph Zentz, Senior Urban Forester 970-221-6302
Dave Sexton, Forestry Crew Chief 970-221-6117
Brian Sereduke, Forestry Crew Chief 970-221-6117

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 a2ZyaWVzZW5AZmNnb3YuY29t
Jason Stutzman Civil Engineer 221-6366 anN0dXR6bWFuQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==
Matt Day Landscape Architect 224-6096 bWRheUBmY2dvdi5jb20=
Craig Kisling Landscape Architect 221-6937 Y2tpc2xpbmdAZmNnb3YuY29t
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