New Park Breaks Ground in Bucking Horse Neighborhood
- Jennifer Torrey, RLA, LEED AP, Senior Landscape Architect, 970-221-6303, email@example.com, Website: fcgov.com/parkplanning
The City of Fort Collins Park Planning & Development Department is excited to announce the groundbreaking of Fort Collins’ newest neighborhood park.
Located in the Bucking Horse neighborhood, the park will offer visitors active and passive uses, while also supporting increased connectivity and activation in the northeast area of Fort Collins. Through a robust community engagement process, the Park Planning & Development team created an intentionally designed park with custom amenities and exciting features suitable for all users.
“I am proud that this park design provides activities for park users of all ages and interests,” says Jennifer Torrey, the landscape architect who worked on the park. “The park offers opportunities to strengthen social connections between neighbors, as well as connecting people to nature in meaningful ways.”
The park will include a playground, areas for covered picnicking, bocce ball, corn hole, hammocking, basketball, ping pong, and more. Features like enhanced natural drainage areas, native landscape plantings, and a treelined pathway are also included. Learn more about the park features in this highlight video.
“Watching the planning, development, and implementation of a new park is truly a fascinating process,” said Susan Gutowsky, City Councilmember representing District 1. “We are incredibly fortunate to live in a community that recognizes the value of parks and open spaces, and to have a team of experts who can take a vision and turn it into reality. I know the neighbors in Bucking Horse, as well as the surrounding area, will greatly benefit from the addition of a new park, and I’m so pleased to share in the excitement of this new project.”
Construction is anticipated to begin in July, with the opening of the yet-to-be named park taking place later in 2022.
Learn more about the park, view design plans, and stay up to date with the project at fcgov.com/parkplanning.