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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.

4th of July 2016

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Independence Day is right around the corner and we're ready to celebrate.  Join us this 4th of July for a parade, fireworks and other fun events and activites.  Check out the 4th of July webpage for more information or to participate in the 4thof July Pardade!

Summer Concert Series (PDF)

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City of Fort Collins Senior Center will once again host their Summer Concert Series. In June and July, guests can gather on the outdoor patio at the Senior Center, enveloped in the gardens and facing the picturesque foothills landscape, to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment.

In August, we'll partner with SpokesBuzz to rock out at Heritage Park near the Northside Aztlan Community Center. Our August 20 concert is our celebration event to recognize Parks & Recreation’s 50th Year Anniversary. The concert is a free, family event that will include food vendors, an open skate park, and three live band performances.

Grey Madderz
June 17 (7-9 p.m.), Fort Collins Senior Center
Back by popular demand playing your favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Tickets: $5

My Old School
July 15 (7-9 p.m.), Fort Collins Senior Center
A tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Relive the 70s with applied jazz sensibilities to pop music.
Tickets: $5

50th Anniversary Celebration
August 20, 2016 (4-8 p.m.), Heritage Park
Little Kids Rock
The Burroughs

Free admission.

Summer Registration Open

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Summer registration is now open.

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

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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 activites.    


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==.