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.
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.