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An Anecdotal History of the Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department

The Anecdotal History of Parks and Recreation was compiled and written by Jean Helburg, retired Recreation Director. She was employed by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department for 38 years and retired in early 2009.

The document linked below will share the rich history of the Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department. A general chronological history can be found in Chapters 1-5. Chapter 6 is a recounting of a more detailed history of recreation facilitied and therapeutic recreation. Separate chapters are included about Logos and Themes (Ch. 7) and Awards and Recognitions (Ch. 8).

Click here to view the Anecdotal History of Parks and Recreation.

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City of Fort Collins Recreation

Ph:(970) 221-6655
Fax: (970) 416-2278

Recreation Staff

Executive Director

  • Marty Heffernan, Phone: 970-224-6064, E-mail:
  • Bob Adams, Recreation Director, Phone: 970-221-6354, E-mail:

Recreation Managers

  • Peggy Bowers, Phone: 970.221.6357, E-mail:
  • Steve Budner, Phone: 970.221.6861, Email:
  • Mike McDonnell, Phone: 970.221.6337, Email:

Recreation Supervisors

  • Bridget Brownell, The Farm,
  • Debra Bueno, Teen Programs,
  • Megan Greer, Aquatics,
  • Renee Lee, Adaptive Recreation Opportunities,
  • Marc Rademacher, Sports & Youth Programs,
  • Barbara Schoenberger, Adult Programs,
  • Katie Stieber, Fitness, Dance & Adult Education,
  • Paul Thiebert, Ice Skating,

Community Relations

  • John Litel, Phone: 970.221.6875,
  • Jill Mueggenberg, Phone: 970.221.6358,
  • Recreator Advertising,