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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
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Recreation Staff

Community Services

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

Marty Heffernan
Executive Director, Community Services
970.224.6064

Recreation Administration

Bob Adams
Recreation Director
970.221.6354

Peggy Bowers
Recreation Manager
970.221.6357


Steve Budner
Recreation Manager
970.221.6861


Mike McDonnell
Recreation Manager
970.221.6337

Mia Johnson
Customer Service Supervisor
970.221.6338

John Litel
Marketing and Community Relations
970.221.6875

Janice Saeger
Financial Analyst
970.221.6368

Recreation Supervisors

Bridget Brownell
The Farm and Child Development

Megan Greer
Aquatics

Renee Lee
Adaptive Recreation

Marc Rademacher
Northside Aztlan Center, Athletics, Fitness, Teen Programs

Barbara Schoenberger
Senior Center

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

Paul Thibert
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