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Community Input Requested On City’s Strategic Trails Plan

Released on Monday, April 1, 2024

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  • Dave "DK" Kemp, Senior Trails Planner, ,

The City of Fort Collins is updating the Strategic Trails Plan (STP), which will guide the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of the City’s recreational paved trail system.

“Paved trails are a vital component to the fabric of Fort Collins’ infrastructure,” says Dave “DK” Kemp, the City’s senior trails planner and manager of the project. “Throughout this planning process we will remain focused on how to create a nimble, connected, and accessible trail system that can adapt to the evolving needs of our community. This is not a one size fits all amenity, and the final Strategic Trails Plan will help us prepare for the future, while addressing the critical gaps that exist today.”

The planning efforts for the new Strategic Trails Plan are underway and are expected to occur throughout 2024, with plan adoption anticipated in 2025.

Community members are invited to provide input to the planning team through a variety of engagement opportunities, including:

  • Visit the STP project webpage,, to review supplemental information and sign up to receive periodic project updates via email.
  • Take the online questionnaire, hosted on the STP project webpage. The questionnaire will be open through May 1, and will help inform future goals and outcomes of the plan.
  • Share feedback regarding specific trails (both existing and proposed) through an online mapping tool, located on the project page.

Additionally, the public is invited to attend an open house on April 15 at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow St., from 5-7 p.m.

The open house event will feature interactive exercises intended to identify community priorities and goals related to the paved trail network. Bilingual materials, onsite Spanish interpretation, and a children’s activity will be available at the event. Future open houses will offer additional opportunities to share feedback on proposed goals, trail connections, and the drafted plan.

For more information about the Strategic Trails Plan, visit