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Spring Canyon Park Bike Skills Park (PDF)

Fort Collins Parks will be renovating the Spring Canyon Bike Skills Park as part of the Parks Life Cycle program, in collaboration with the Overland Mountain Bike Club. The new layout is intended to allow beginner, intermediate and advanced riders to develop their skills in a safe, progressive manner. The project will take place in phases with Phase 1 beginning in the Fall/Winter of 2015.

Median Renovation - East Horsetooth and Lemay (PDF)

Beginning, Tuesday, August 18, the Parks department will be overseeing the median renovation at the intersection of East Horsetooth and LeMay.

The three medians on LeMay south of Horsetooth and the two medians on Horsetooth west of LeMay will receive total median landscape renovations.

Please anticipate minor lane closures August 18th and 19th followed by single lane closures flowing both directions at various locations of the construction area during the renovation.

The project is expected to last six weeks.

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If you have questions pleases call the Park Division at 970-221-6660.

Overland Park Playground Renovation (PDF)

The existing equipment and surfacing will be removed and replaced with new equipment and surfacing. This is provided as part of the Life Cycle program by the Parks Division. Construction will take place in early September to mid-October, weather dependent.

The design intent of the new playground supports the park name, which refers to the historic stagecoach/wagon trail that was heavily used by settlers to the West.

Edora Park Restroom Facility - CLOSED

The restroom facility at Edora Park was heavily damaged due to a fire set by vandals.  As a result, the restroom is now closed until repairs can be made, which may take serveral weeks.  In the meantime, portable toilets have been made available.

Making Play Fun, Safe and Accessible! (PDF)

Children’s play areas are a core service of Fort Collin’s park system. From pocket parks to large-scale settings, play areas of all sizes give children across the Fort Collins the opportunity to explore, engage and enjoy the world around them.  Parks’ Certified Playground Inspectors visit playgrounds on a regular basis looking for maintenance and vandalism issues which prompts various projects.

Playground projects in 2015 include:

  • Surfacing Renovations:  Library Park (207 Peterson St) – Complete
  • Full Renovation:  Overland Park (2930 Virginia Dale Dr) – Fall 2015
  • Surfacing Renovations: 
    • Rogers Park (2515 W Mulberry) - Complete
    • Blevins Park (2012 Hampshire Rd)- Surfacing Complete/ Equipment Coming Soon
    • Miramont Park (5138 S. Boardwalk Dr)- (date to be determined)
    • Rabbit Brush Park (1114 Elgin Ct)- (date to be determined)
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Hours to enjoy the Parks - 5:00am - 11:00pm

For Park questions or to make reservations:   Please call the Parks Department (970)221-6660 or e-mail us at   Our office is located at 413 S. Bryan Avenue, and we are open Monday thru Friday - 8:00am-5:00pm.

After hours, if there is an urgent situation needing the attention of park staff, please call our on-call at (970) 219-3450. 

For an EMERGENCY call 911

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Public Events Calendar

If you would like to know more about public events and races happening in the Parks, along the Trails and throughout City streets, check out the Public Events Calendar. You can subscribe to the calendar for updates and add specific events to your own calendar.


The citizens of Fort Collins have been enjoying the city park system for over 100 years. Fort Collins currently has 875 acres of developed park land including 6 community parks and 42 neighborhood/pocket parks. We also have over 35 miles of recreational trails that flow through our City.

The Park/Cemeteries Division of the Community Services, Service Unit provides maintenance and stewardship of parks, cemeteries, trails, medians and other public grounds for the Fort Collins community; and works to keep them clean, safe and in usable condition for everyone to enjoy.

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Physical Address: 413 South Bryan Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970)221-6660
Fax: (970)221-6849