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City Park Tomorrow Exhibit Invites Community to Engage in Park Future

Released on Monday, April 8, 2019
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  • Kurt Friesen, Director, Park Planning and Development, City of Fort Collins, 970.221.6618, a2ZyaWVzZW5AZmNnb3YuY29t
  • Jennifer Torrey, Project Manager, Park Planning and Development, City of Fort Collins, 970.221.6303, anRvcnJleUBmY2dvdi5jb20=
City of Fort Collins Park Planning and Development Department will debut their exhibit of the City Park Tomorrow open house on Wednesday, April 10. Presented in a self-guided format, the City Park Tomorrow materials will be available for viewing and comment for four days from April 10 through April 13, between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Creativity (200 Mathews Street). The exhibit will feature the story of one of Fort Collins’ oldest community parks, City Park, through yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Visitors are invited to explore City Park’s history, reflect on its present, and weigh in on its future. The exhibit is interactive and welcomes participants to engage in unique activities to share feedback about potential park improvements. Guests are invited to share their favorite memories about the park through a video storytelling booth, draw what makes City Park special to them, and have their picture taken with an illustration of the new City Park Train engine. The exhibit is laid out in three distinct sections: City Park Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

“A primary goal of the City Park Tomorrow Open House is to share the wonderful history of City Park, particularly how it has transformed and adapted to meet the needs of the community over time,†says Park Planning and Development Director, Kurt Friesen. “We’re also seeking feedback on several park improvement options.â€

The exhibit features park concepts generated by community members from the recent City Park Tomorrow Community Engaged Design Workshop that was held March 7 and 8. Thirty-two community members were selected to participate in a two-day design workshop, following a rigorous application process, in which 148 applications from throughout the community were received.

City staff will be available to answer questions about the exhibit and potential park improvement options on Thursday, April 11 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

For more information about the City Park Tomorrow Open House, visit