Safe Ways to Celebrate Labor Day
Try one (or all!) of these five City of Fort Collins favorites:
- Explore the Butterfly House at the Gardens on Spring Creek for an intimate view of 300+ butterflies and 100+ varieties of tropical plants. Check out the Garden’s 12-acre botanical oasis when you’re done!
- Ride miles & miles of bikes trails connecting you to nature, main thoroughfares and our amazing local businesses. Pro tip: Use our low-stress bike networks if other trails are busy.
- Hike one of 40 Natural Areas and be sure to check webcams before you go.
- Tour our public art, from murals to painted transformer cabinets to Pianos about Town (and more!). Our Art in Public Places team even has maps of installations so you can create your own FoCo Art Tour.
- Play a round of golf on one of three City golf courses. You can get outdoors & enjoy plenty of personal space and friendly competition.
Labor Day Closure Info
In honor of Labor Day, all City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, most recreation facilities and all library branches will also be closed. Edora Pool and Ice Center will maintain regular hours. The Gardens on Spring Creek will also remain open. Essential services such as fire, police and utilities will continue as usual, but Transfort services will not be available.
Due to COVID-19, some City facilities, including City Park Pool, are already closed to the public. Visit here for a full list of closures due to COVID-19. All City offices and facilities will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The City's Fire Restrictions
City Fire Ban
Restrictions on outdoor burning have been recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment during the COVID-19 response, as respiratory impacts of COVID-19 can be compounded by smoke. Taking this into account, along with the hot and dry conditions, and the air quality impacts of both local and regional wildfires, the City has issued a fire ban that works in accordance with similar bans already at State and County levels.
, effective Monday, August 31, prohibit open burning of solid fuels, including but not limited to: wood burning campfires, portable or built-in outdoor wood burning fire pits, and charcoal grills. Exemptions Include:
- Liquid or gas-fueled fires in fire pits, grills, and camp stoves.
- Indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves