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Policies and Plans#

ReCreate: Parks & Recreation Master Plan#

ReCreate: Parks & Recreation Master Plan

After more than a year of extensive staff, community and stakeholder participation, City Council unanimously adopted an updated Parks & Recreation Master Plan on January 19, 2021.

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2020 Annual Report#

2020 Annual Report

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department's Annual Report provides insight into the Department's community impact and performance in 2020. Recreation appreciates the support and generosity given from the community and looks forward to serving Fort Collins for years to come. 

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Parks and Recreation Policy Plan#

Parks and Recreation Policy Plan

The Parks and Recreation Policy Plan was adopted by City Council on February 17, 2009. The plan update will begin in 2019.

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Trails Master Plan#

Trails Master Plan

For the first time, the City of Fort Collins has developed a master plan for all its paved, multi-use trails. In the 2012 Citizen Surveycity trails were rated as good or very good by 93% of this survey's responders. The Trails Master Plan will build off our success and help us plan for the future through a collaborative effort of City staff in Park PlanningTransportation PlanningNatural Areas, and the City Manager’s Office.

The 2013 Paved Recreational Trail Master Plan was approved by City Council on November 19, 2013.

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Poudre River Downtown Master Plan#

Poudre River Downtown Master Plan

The City of Fort Collins has developed a master plan for the Cache la Poudre River in the downtown corridor (Shields Street to Mulberry Street) to improve in-river and bankside recreation, habitat connectivity, restoration and rehabilitation, bank protection, flood mitigation and floodplain management, water quality, public safety and access, and transportation. The master plan provides a long-term vision and identifies projects that will take many years to complete.

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