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City of Fort Collins Recreation

The Recreation Department is your community resource for staying active and connected in the Fort Collins community. We offer programs and activities for all ages and abilities.

Fall Recreator Available

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Fall Recreator is now available. Browse through the new guide here.

Registration for fall programs begins August 4 at 7 a.m. Summer registration is still open.

-Register online at
-In person at Foothills Activity Center, EPIC, Northside Aztlan Community Center, or Senior Center
-By phone at 970.221.6655

Check the Recreator out online now.

Summer Concert Series: 50th Anniversary Celebration (PDF)

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Parks and Recreation is celebrating 50 years of providing a legacy of service to the Fort Collins community. In honor of the community who has supported us these past 50 years, we are hosting a concert at Heritage Park on August 20 from 4-8 p.m. The concert, hosted in partnership with SpokesBuzz and Bohemian Foundation, is a free, family event that will include food vendors, an open skate park, and three live band performances. We look forward to seeing you there!


Little Kids Rock
The Burroughs

Pooch Plunge (PDF)

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Date: Monday, Sept. 5 (4:20-6:30 P.M.)
Location: City Park Pool
Cost: $6 per dog in advance; $10 per dog day of

The dog days of summer are about to end and it's your pooch's chance to take a dip in the pool. Tickets on sale 8/22 at EPIC or Mulberry Pool.

Parks & Recreation Celebrates 50 Years

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This summer, we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Parks and Recreation. In the Spring issue of the "Recreator," we covered the formation and growth of Recreation. In the 80s and 90s, our burgeoning community's need for more recreational opportunities expanded and Parks and Recreation Departments was poised to provide. More than 64,000 residents called Fort Collins Home in the early 80s. Parks and Recreation worked hard to keep pace with the community's growth. As we continue to celebrate, visit our site often for updates about upcoming events and celebration activities.    


2015 Annual Review (PDF)

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This report will provide you with a look at the Recreation Department’s achievements and community impact. We believe it is important to share our story with the community and to look back at what we have accomplished in 2015. While we look back at last year it is also important for us to focus on the future of Recreation Services for Fort Collins. We look forward to providing you with high quality recreational opportunities in 2016 and beyond.

Recreation Department's 2015-2017 Operational Plan

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department chose to initiate its very first operational planning process in January 2014 with the intention of ensuring organizational improvement and effectiveness.

View the Operational Plan and the Final Report.

Our Operational Plan will guide Recreation's progress through 2017. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Recreation Director, Bob Adams at 970.221.6354 or YmFkYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.