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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.
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Spring registration is upon us!

 Spring registration will begin on February 18th at 7:00 AM.

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

Check the Recreator out online now.

The Senior Center is offering free tax assistance to seniors!

The Colorado Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA, will be offering their services at the Senior Center beginning February 1 and ending April 15, 2016. The group will be on site Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM. No appoiments necessary, drop-in basis only. Call 970.221.6644 for more info.

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Parks & Recreation Celebrates 50 Years

In 1966, you could purchase gas for 32 cents per gallon, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles topped the charts, and (believe it or not) Fort Collins was still a “dry” town (prohibition in Fort Collins was repealed in 1969). And, on October 29, 1965, City Council authorized the formation of a Parks and Recreation Department effective January 1, 1966. In 2016, the Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating our 50th anniversary. Visit our site often for updates about upcoming events and celebration activities.   


Recreator Video: Winter 2015-2016

Checkout the Recreator video and learn more about our Recreator of the Year, Curling and the Foothills Activity Center.

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 .

Foothills Mall Redevelopment

The Youth Activity Center is closed in coordination with the Foothills Mall redevelopment. The construction of the mall is expected to be completed in 2015. The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department is working with Walton Street Capital and Alberta Development Partners on the design of the Foothills Activity Center. If you would like more information about the Foothills Mall project, click here.

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Southeast Recreation & Arts Center

Check out the Building on Basics website for updates!

On October 29, 2013 the Southeast Recreation & Arts Center Feasibility Study was presented to City Council.  The results from a feasibility study was completed by BRS Architecture, Ballard*King, Logan Simpson Design Inc. and City of Fort Collins staff. 

Click here to view the feasibility study.

Saturday, February 13
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Sunday, February 14
Monday, February 15
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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