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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

Vida Sana is a call for collaboration to unite for the health equity and well-being of the people of Fort Collins. Vida Sana is a health movement desiring to bring communities together to assert their voices for the changes the community needs and wants in order to improve their own health.

 DISCOUNT PASS GUIDELINES: This discount pass is for participants ages 12 years and older to have the opportunity to get moving! The Vida Sana discount pass can be used for group-based class registration, such as Zumba.  It cannot be used for free drop-in at any of the city recreation facilities for access to the gym, walking track, cardio and weight equipment.  A variety of additional programs and services are coordinated through the Vida Sana Program and are available with price reduction to active discount pass holders.  These programs include free educational events and opportunities related to health, exercise, nutrition, etc. 

 ADDITIONAL CITY AccommodationS for Vida Sana Discount Pass holders: To support the Vida Sana program and promote physical activity in the Fort Collins Community, the City of Fort Collins will provide a reduced recreation drop-in fee for active Vida Sana Discount Pass holders to the Northside Facility at $1.00/visit/person.  This $1.00 drop-in fee allows for recreational use only.  The Vida Sana Discount Pass & reduced Drop in Rate may still be revoked by the City if being misused according to the Terms and Conditions below.

 TO BE APPROVED: A completed application and a Fitness Assessment are required in order to be accepted into the Vida Sana program. Applications are approved based on an income review.  Only applicants that have an income at 250% of the poverty line or below may be considered for the Vida Sana Discount Pass. 

 Please drop this application off at the Customer Service desk at Northside Aztlan Community Center and register for a Fitness Assessment.  Upon submission of your application and successful completion of the Fitness Assessment your application will be reviewed. Upon approval you will be notified via email (if provided) and you will be able to get your Vida Sana Discount Pass at the front desk of the Northside Aztlan Community Center.

The Vida Sana pass can only be used at the Northside Aztlan Center, 112 Willow Street.

For questions or comments, call the Vida Sana Coordinator, at 970.221.6652 or .

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 Vida Sana childcare takes place at Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Club Tico, 9am.


Vida Sana July 1st 2015 Grant Revisions (PDF)


Effective July 1, 2015, drop-in use to the Northside Aztlan Community Center will transition to group-based only scheduled programming. The current group-based scheduled programming class, Zumba, will continue to be offered to approved & active Vida Sana pass holders.

Weight room, gym & walking track use will no longer be offered to Vida Sana Participants due to these grant revisions.

The City of Fort Collins will be able to offer additional discounts for drop-in use to Vida Sana pass holders.

Vida Sana pass holders will be able to drop-in to the Northside recreation facility for $1.00/visit/person.

Vida Sana pass holders may also qualify for the City Reduced Fee program which provides discounts for fitness class enrollment and drop-in use at all facilities. Applications are available at all recreation facilities and online.

1 de julio, 2015 la tarjeta de Vida Sana hará la transición para concentrarse en la inscripción gratis en la programación basada en grupo. Tales como clases de Zumba seguirán ofrecidos a participantes con pases activos de Vida Sana.

La sala de pesas, el gimnasio, y la pista de caminar ya no estarán disponibles para los participantes de Vida Sana según las revisiones de la beca.

La Ciudad de Fort Collins ofrecerá descuentos adicionales para pases de día para los participantes de Vida Sana.

Participantes de Vida Sana pueden recibir pases de día al Northside por $1 por persona por entrada

Participantes de Vida Sana pueden calificar para el Programa de Bajo Costo que pueden usar para entrar al centro Aztlan y para registrar para diferentes clases con descuento. Aplicaciones para este programa los encontrara en todos los centros recreativos de Fort Collins y también en línea.

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.