Culture, Parks and Recreation
Arts and cultural events such as Downtown concerts can help enhance the identity of Fort Collins and attract visitors.
- A recognized destination for arts and culture.
- Arts and creativity integrated into community life and economic health.
- An interconnected and wide network of parks and recreational facilities.
- Multi-purpose and new types of facilities to meet the needs of a changing community.
- Promoting, stimulating, and encouraging the growth of cultural development and participation, recognizing that artistic and cultural opportunities are essential to a vital and creative community.
- Employing arts and culture as an economic driver and promoting Downtown as a world-class cultural center and destination.
- Recognizing that cultural education and participation are vital to stimulating a creative community, encouraging personal development and promoting social well being.
Parks and Recreation
- Maintaining and providing a variety of high quality recreational opportunities to the community through an interconnected and diverse network of parks, trails, recreation facilities, public spaces, and natural areas.
- Adapting parks and recreation facilities to meet the range of needs of a changing community.
As the population changes so will demands on recreational facilities and desired recreational programming.
The following is a partial list of implementation actions identified as priorities in the Action Plan. Please refer to the Action Plan for a complete list of implementation actions.
Near Term (2011-2012)
- Convene an inter-departmental team to explore new opportunities to partner on acquiring and managing various open lands for multiple uses (e.g., natural areas, recreation, stormwater, trails, agriculture, etc.).
- Convene and interdepartmental team to watershed to explore and pursue new opportunities to partner on stream restoration, enhancement and water quality projects.
- Make the Arts and Culture Directory of arts venues and arts organizations available to the public on the City’s website, fcgov.com.
Longer Term (2013 and beyond)
- Support development of an Arts Council to serve as a “chamber of commerce” for the arts and culture industry.
- Explore long-term funding options for parks and recreation operations, maintenance, and construction of new facilities.