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Mission and Vision

Our mission:
Fostering health and well-being through diverse and inclusive recreation opportunities, sustainable planning, and community partnerships.

Our vision:
World-class recreation services which inspire people to lead engaged, healthy lives.

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.

Contact Us

City of Fort Collins Recreation

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

Recreation Staff

Community Services

Recreation, Parks, Cultural Services, Natural Areas and Parks Planning

Marty Heffernan
Executive Director, Community Services

Recreation Administration

Bob Adams
Recreation Director

Peggy Bowers
Recreation Manager

Steve Budner
Recreation Manager

Marc Rademacher
Recreation Manager

Chelsea Saults
Administrative Support Supervisor

John Litel
Marketing and Community Relations

Janice Saeger
Financial Analyst

Recreation Supervisors

Bridget Brownell
The Farm and Child Development

Megan Greer

Aaron Harris

Renee Lee
Adaptive Recreation

Barbara Schoenberger
Senior Center

Katie Stieber
Fitness, Dance, Adult Education, Trips and Travel, Arts and Crafts, Social Programs

Paul Thibert