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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 Registration

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Registration begins at 7 a.m. on August 3.

You can register for programs three ways:

  • Online at,
  • At Recreation Centers (Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins Senior Center, EPIC, and Foothills Activity Center)
  • or by Phone at 970.221.6655

Early Registration for Senior Center Members is August 1.

Mahjong & Mimosas

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Date: Saturday, September 23  l   10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Fort Collins Senior Center
Age: 50+ years
Cost: $16

Join us for the third annual Mahjong Marathon at the Senior Center. Enjoy a day of mahjong competition, with light refreshments, and new friends. Register at the Senior Center, or by calling 970-221-6644.

Line Dance Extravaganza

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Date: Saturday, September 23  l  10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Fort Collins Senior Center
Age: All ages
Cost: $31

Join us for a fun day of dancing. Kick your boots up and learn some new steps, or practice some old ones. Jo. T. Szymanski will lead the day, and open dancing will be led by Vera Karasik. Step sheets and BBQ lunch are included. Register online here or by calling 970-221-6644. 

Hogwarts Halloween

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Date: Saturday, October 28  l  6-9 p.m.
Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center
Age: K-8 Grade
Cost: $5

You have been invited to Hogwarts Halloween. Enjoy a game of Quidditch, drink some Butter Beer, create potions, learn charms, get sorted into your house, and take a tour through haunted hallways. Don't forget to wear your best wizarding robes. Purchase tickets online here, or by calling 970.221.6655.

Help Wanted
Volunteers are needed for Hogwarts Halloween. Dress in your best robes to teach magical classes, pour butter beer, supervise Quidditch, act as magical characters, or decorate Hogwarts. For more information, contact Lisa Freeman at bGZyZWVtYW5AZmNnb3YuY29t or 970.416.2528.

Veteran's Day Breakfast

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Date: Saturday, November 11  l  7-10 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee, Open to the public

Celebrate those who have honorably served our country with a morning of food, song, and partiotism on this special holiday.

2016 Annual Review (PDF)

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We are pleased to present to you the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department’s Annual Review for 2016. This report will provide you with a look at the Department’s community impact and performance in 2016. We believe it is important to share our story with the community. Recreation appreciates all the support we have received in 2016 and we look forward to serving you in 2017.

2016 Recreation Department Annual Review

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==.