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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.

Spring Registration

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Registration begins at 7 a.m. on February 2.

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 January 31.

Ski Season Prep and Go (PDF)

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Ski Trips

Wednesday: Dec. 14, Jan. 4/11/18/25, Feb. 1/8/15/22
Monday: Jan. 23, Feb. 6/20/27 (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Cost: $45; $38.25 Member
Meeting Location: Rolland Moore Park

Motorcoach trips are made to various ski resorts. Cross-country skiers and shoppers are welcome on the Breckenridge and keystone/A-Basin trips, but must be stated at time of registration. Participants are responsible for their own equipment, lift ticket, and lunch. Trips depart from Rolland Moore Park promptly at 7 a.m. and pickup in Loveland at I-25 and Hwy. 34 at about 7:20 a.m.

Register for a variety of dates and ski resorts here.

Hysterical Cafe Comedy Show

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Date: Friday, Feb. 24 (4:30-6 p.m.)
Age: 18 years & up
Location: Senior Center
Cost: $15 per ticket

Comedy Brewers, Fort Collins' premiere improv group are family friendly with their hilarious games and interactive fun. Light refreshments and cash bar available. Show starts at 5 p.m.

Spring Artisan Market

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Date: Saturday, Apr. 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Age: 18 years & up
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee

Spring is in the air and handmade good are at the Senior Center. Support local artists.

Kites In The Park

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Date: Sunday, May. 21 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Age: All
Location: Spring Canyon Park
Cost: Cost Fee

Celebrate spring, family, and the outdoors. Watch kite demonstrations with giant kites, battling kites, and kite ballet. Decorate your own kite, visit food and merchandise vendors, and of course, bring your own kite to fly.

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==.