January 9, 2023 Park Updates
The City of Fort Collins Park Planning & Development Division is excited to share several updates regarding the park near your neighborhood.
An official name for the park has been selected. To highlight the inter-connected recreational experiences included in the park design, the name of the park will be Dovetail Park.
Construction of Dovetail Park began in July 2022 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. Recently, a tower playground structure was installed at the park site. While families and neighbors are eager to explore these new park developments, please remember the area remains an active construction zone and is closed to the public. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe by remaining off the park site, and behind construction fencing, for the full duration of the project.
Don’t miss this informational video showcasing imagery, additional details, and 3D renderings of the park.
The City of Fort Collins is set to develop a 6-acre neighborhood park located along Miles House Road in the Bucking Horse neighborhood. The park will have typical elements that may include a multi-purpose field, restroom, picnic pavilion, playground, and concrete walks/paths that connect to the Bucking Horse internal neighborhood walks and the future adjacent Poudre River Trail. Construction on the park is currently underway, with an anticipated opening in late summer/early fall of 2023.
Review videos, presentations, and supporting documents from the neighborhood meetings to learn more about the project and park concepts.
The City of Fort Collins is also working to develop a 3-acre park district maintenance facility that will be located off of Environmental Drive in the Bucking Horse neighborhood. The East District Maintenance Facility will be used to maintain 5 neighborhood parks, 2 community parks, an archery range and portions of the Fossil Creek, Rendezvous and Poudre River Trails in the east park district. It will house park maintenance crews, equipment and have shop and office space for maintenance staff. Design for the facility is underway with construction expected to begin in late 2021.
City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places artist Joshua Wiener was selected through a competitive process for this project. The park project team worked with Joshua to create artwork to incorporate into the park design. The design incorporates three sculptural groupings in the native grass area along the Loop Walk near the entrances from Miles House Avenue. The steel beam sculptures appear to emerge from the earth, like brush strokes in the landscape. The appearance of the sculptures will change as you walk through the space. The layers of twelve beams will align to form a solid wall as you enter the park, and as you pass by, the layers will separate. They will continue to change as you move through the space and view the work from different angles. The beams will be approximately 10’ long and created from raw steel. The sculptures will create a gateway element for these entrances.