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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.

Pooch Plunge

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Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8 pre-sale tickets and $10 day of tickets. Tickets are limited. Advanced purchase recommended. 

Bring your four-footed friend for a swim at City Park to end the summer! Tickets are on sale at EPIC, and Mulberry Pool. Day of tickets can be purchased at City Park Pool.

Ticket prices include admission for one dog and one human. Additional human tickets may be purchased for $2.

The first 400 attendees receive a complimentary doggy bag.

2017 Bonspiel Tournament

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Date: September 8-10  l  Times to be announced
Location: EPIC, Edora Pool Ice Center
Cost: Free to attend; Curlers must register to participate here

Join us as EPIC hosts the first bonspiel tournament held in Fort Collins. 20 teams will compete for the win over the weekend long sporting event. Curlers may register online individually or as a team here or by calling 970.221.6683. 

The event will kick off Friday, September 8 at 6 p.m. Tournament spectators are welcome to watch the competition, learn more about curling, and celebrate the sport as we approach the 2018 Winter Olympic season.       

Grandparents Day

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Date: Sunday, September 10  l  9 a.m.-noon
Location: Fort Collins Senior Center
Age: All ages
Cost: $5 per person under 50; Free for 50 and up

The Recreation Department invites you to celebrate Older Americans Month at the annual celebration for grandparents and grandchildren at the Senior Center. Enjoy fun and games, a mini carnival, petting zoo, breakfast cereal buffet, and more. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center in advance, or by calling 970.221.6358. 

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. 

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==.