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Dovetail Park#

Dovetail Park opened to the community in Fall 2023. The 6-acre neighborhood park includes a multi-purpose field, restroom, picnic pavilion, playground, and paths that connect to the Bucking Horse internal neighborhood walks and the future adjacent Poudre River Trail. The park also has several unique play features including, bocce ball, ping pong, a hammock garden, and corn hole. 

Neighborhood Meeting #1

Review the Neighborhood Meeting Presentation.

Neighborhood Meeting #2

View the neighborhood meeting recording and PowerPoint presentation.

Neighborhood Update

Final design concepts can be seen in this informational video.

Construction of Park
Park Open to the Public
Grand Opening

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.

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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.

View the artwork