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Northside Aztlan Community Center

Northside Aztlan Community Center
Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 E. Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fax: 970.416.2278

Northside Aztlan Community Center is home to a wide variety of activities, classes, programs, sports and events. The Northside Aztlan Center continues to provide the same beneficial community programs as well as new and exciting opportunities. The Northside Aztlan Center is a 50,000 square foot recreation center (more than three times its original size) offering various activities.


  • Connections to the Poudre River Trail
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Skate Park
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Outdoor Handball Courts
  • A triple gymnasium complex
  • Elevated running track
  • Locker rooms
  • State of the Art Weight & Cardio Theatre
  • Multi-purpose rooms (Rent a room for weddings, receptions and parties)
  • Kitchen
  • Classrooms
  • An intergenerational lounge and computer lab
  • Spinning Studio
  • Dance/Yoga Studio


Kids Cafe

Dinner: 5:15-6:00 PM
Free ($2.00 per adult)
The Food Bank of Larimer County Kids Cafe program provides children ages 3-18 who are at risk of hunger access to a nutritious meal. Meals are available to accompanying parents at a charge of $2.00 per meal. Call 970.221.6256 for more information.

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Vida Sana

Please come join us for all of our Vida Sana events!

Vida Sana members may access the Northside Facility for free for usage of the cardio/weight room, basketball court during open gym times and track use.  ***The Vida Sana pass can and will be revoked if being utilized for the sole purpose of showering or loitering at the facility. ***

Zumba classes are FREE to Vida Sana members.  If you are not a Vida Sana member class enrollment prices can vary depending if you have a facility pass.

ENROLLMENT for fitness classes for Non-Vida Sana: With Facility Pass  Enrollment = $.90/class, ttl. $4.50/5week session. Without facility pass: Enrollment is $3.00/class, ttl $15.00/5week session. Drop in $5.50/class.  

Zumba classes are Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Club Tico - 9:00-10:00 AM. Tuesday & Thursday at Northside Aztlan Community Center - 6:30-7:30 PM.  Sunday afternoons at Northside Aztlan Community Center - 3:30-4:30 PM  

Active childcare takes place at Northside Aztlan Center during the evening Zumba classes on Tuesday and Thursday (6:30-7:30 PM) and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Club Tico, 9am.

You may complete or turn in a completed online application for Vida Sana at the Northside Aztlan Community Center.

Vida Sana is a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Grant focused on health equity for the Latino community. For more information about Vida Sana or to join the Vida Sana coalition, please contact Jonny Roman at 221-6652, .

Vida Sana Program Revisions 2015

We are making some revisions to the Vida Sana program for the year 2015.  Please click on one of the links below to access the "Letter to Participants" (in English and Spanish) which explains the changes in detail.  

Letter to Participants - Program Revisions 2015 - English (PDF)

1.) Application Process Revisions

Before December 31, 2014 - Required Fitness Assessment

a. All current Vida Sana pass holders will be required to complete a Fitness Assessment in order for their pass to remain valid after December 31st, 2014 and into the New Year 2015. Vida Sana passes will be cancelled for pass holders who do not complete a Fitness Assessment before December 31, 2014.

Beginning January 1, 2015 Reapplication & Required Fitness Assessment

b. Re-application – All previous Vida Sana pass holders who wish to remain a Vida Sana participant and did not complete the Fitness Assessment before December 31, 2014 may re-apply for a new valid Vida Sana pass.

c. Required Fitness Assessment -Fitness Assessments will be a required addition to the Vida Sana application process. All new applicants and returning applicants will be required to complete a Fitness Assessment before their application can be approved and processed.

2.) Provided Activity Revisions

Beginning January 1, 2015 - Personal Training Sessions

a. Personal training sessions will now only be available for 30 minute sessions, instead of 60 minutes. This revision will allow for more sessions to be offered to more participants, and meet the increased demand for training sessions.

Beginning July 1, 2015 – Drop-In Passes

b. Free drop-In passes will transition to focus on free enrollment in group-based scheduled programming, such as Zumba, and will no longer be available for the weight room, gym & walking track use. The City will be able to offer additional discounts for drop-in use to Vida Sana pass holders. City Reduced Fee applications are also available for discount for fitness class enrollment and drop-in use at all facilities.


Youth Nights

All ages are welcome.
Ages: 12-18 (organized activities are designed for this age)
Thursdays from 3:00 to 9:00 PM, Free
Every Thursday is your night! Arena football, dodgeball, indoor soccer, ping pong tournaments, Madden tournaments, teen weights, field trips, dance, fitness, food, prizes and much much more!

Senior VOA Meals

Tuesday & Wednesday, Noon, Suggested Donation: $2.50
Senior nutrition is a service of Volunteers of America in cooperation with the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department. A hot lunch is provided. Call 970.472.9630 for more information.

Lounge Drop-In

Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5:00 PM
Come enjoy the fun! With pool tables, ping pong tables, play station and computers, we put together a variety of different activities throughout the night. Kids ages 12-18 are free.

Northside Aztlan Community Center Advisory Council

Our Mission
Northside Aztlan Community Center Advisory Council's mission is to ensure the success of Northside Aztlan Community Center by advocating for accessibility, effective programming and multicultural inclusion. The Council's role includes, in part, advocating, supporting and promoting Northside Aztlan Center and providing advice on issues that will impact positive growth and programming for Northside Aztlan Center.

The Council meets regularly, the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Northside Aztlan Center. All meetings are open to the public, however we recommend contacting the Chair if you plan to attend in case the meeting location has changed. We welcome any input you may have and look forward to our working relationship with all who are interested in our mission.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Council, we encourage you to apply. As there is no set deadline, we accept completed applications at any time. You may submit your applications in person, via e-mail, or mail to the addresses listed below.

For more information you may contact the Council Chair, Frank Martinez, via e-mail at You may also contact Northside Aztlan Center Advisory Council via mail:
Northside Aztlan Community Center Advisory Council
Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 East Willow, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Click here to download the application for the Northside Aztlan Center Advisory Council.