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Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area#

a red path leads to a building surrounded by greenery
three metal tables in a line with chairs surrounding them and mountains in the distance
rabbit brush plant with yellow flowers

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Rental Rates#

  Hourly Rate 4 Hour Minimum
General $50 $200
Non-Profit* $30 $120

Primrose Studio is available for rental Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 

All reservations are subject to a refundable $50 deposit at time of booking. 

*IRS determination letter or 990 due at contracting to qualify for Non-Profit rate 

Note: 14-day advance notice before desired event date is preferred.

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Our Commitment to Zero Waste#

Our mission at Primrose Studio is to be a zero-waste facility. Reusable serviceware including plates, glassware, and eating utensils are provided. Absolutely no Styrofoam or wax coated products are allowed. Users of Primrose Studio are expected to follow all posted guidelines for proper recycling and composting. 

Read More about the City's Sustainability and Adaptation Plan

Our Commitment to Inclusivity#

As part of our commitment to equity and inclusion, Primrose Studio has undertaken the following:

  • Intentionally using inclusive language on our website, tours and promotional materials

  • Training our staff on inclusivity

  • Incorporating gender-neutral facility signage for our restrooms

  • Holding vendors accountable for upholding our inclusivity standards

  • Ensuring our venue is 100% accessible for people living with disabilities

  • We are a Dementia-Friendly business, trained to give compassionate and supportive customer service to those in our community living with Dementia

We recognize that our commitment to equity and inclusivity requires an ongoing, continuous effort. We are constantly listening, learning, and adapting so that all members of our community feel welcome, respected, safe and celebrated. Feedback on how we can improve is always welcome.

City of Fort Collins Equity and Inclusion Statement:

The City of Fort Collins is an organization that supports equity for all, leading with race. We acknowledge the role of local government in helping create systems of oppression and racism and are committed to dismantling those same systems in pursuit of racial justice. 

History of Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge#

Inspired by Art and Conservation

The late Rob and Dorothy Udall, advocates for conservation and social work, donated Primrose Studio and surrounding land to the Fort Collins Natural Areas Department in 2001. The land and studio are now part of Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. It was the Udall's wish that the land be conserved and that the studio be available for groups to use. That wish came true in 2007 with the opening of Primrose Studio.

The studio's unique design is inspired by the spectacular setting and Dorothy Udall's art, some of which is displayed at Primrose Studio. Artist Barb McKee of Surface Strategies, Inc painted images of native grasses from Dorothy's compositions on the face of several doors and cabinets as part of the City's Art in Public Places program.

Read more about the Primrose Studio art project here.

Getting Here#

Primrose Studio

4300 Michaud Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80521

From Laporte Avenue, take Overland Trail Road north 1.5 miles to Michaud Lane. Go west one mile to Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. Go through the parking lot to the gate located in the northwest corner. Travel 0.25 miles along Claymore Lake to Primrose Studio.

Please obey posted speed limits for the safety of our neighbors and surrounding wildlife. 

When you reserve Primrose Studio, both gates at the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area parking lot will be opened at the start time on your contract.

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