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City of Fort Collins Opens Two New Parks

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Registry and Waters Way Parks officially open to the public this October.

September 26, 2012 (Fort Collins, CO) – The City of Fort Collins will officially open two new parks this October, Registry Park, 6820 Rangers Drive, and Waters Way Park, 715 Fairbourne Way, will debut to the public on October 11. Both openings will include a community gathering to introduce neighbors to their new parks. The separate events will include prizes and snacks. City staff will be present to discuss the two new parks and offer information regarding our park or trail system. Registry Park’s grand opening will start at 3:30 PM and conclude at 5:00 PM with speeches and ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 PM. Waters Way Park’s grand opening will start at 4:30 PM and conclude at 6:00 PM with speeches and ribbon cutting at 5:00. The public is welcome to attend both events.

Registry Park, located in southwest Fort Collins’ Registry Ridge neighborhood, was completed this summer. A nautical theme is featured throughout the park and includes a cannery style restroom structure reminiscent of a coastal fishing village. Registry Park sits on 6 acres.

Waters Way Park is located in south central Fort Collins adjacent to Pelican Marsh Natural Area. Waters Way Park is situated on 7.9 acres and features a design that reflects the flowing nature of water while demonstrating the importance of water to our region. Improvements to Pelican Marsh Natural Area were also completed during Waters Way Park construction. Colorado artist Robert Tulley used stone salvaged from the Robert Benson dam reconstruction to create an Art in Public Places piece for the park. The park also includes the City’s first learning skate park for youth.

Funding to build the parks is provided by a one-time assessment on new homes. Both parks will be maintained utilizing funding from “Keep Fort Collins Great.” This .85 percent sales tax was passed by Fort Collins voters in November 2010 to fund critical services for the community. Without “Keep Fort Collins Great” funding, these parks would not be possible.

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