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Park Planning & Development

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Dept Head: Kurt Friesen

Trail Head Park

The City of Fort Collins Master Plan outlines a goal that every resident in Fort Collins is approximately one square mile away from a neighborhood park, and approximately four square miles away from a community park. To align with the goals of the City’s Master Plan, Park Planning and Development is working to create a new neighborhood park in the Trail Head neighborhood. We will host a number of meetings to collect feedback from the surrounding neighborhoods to gauge interest and learn about what features neighbors would like to see at the new park.

The current site of the future park was once the Hartshorn Tree Farm where many of the trees that line Mountain Avenue and Old Town were once grown. The site is also known for migratory bird populations that pass through. Park Planning and Development hopes to pay tribute to the site by incorporating features into the park design that reflect the area’s history and natural elements.  

Construction of the park is anticipated to begin in the winter of 2020 and be complete in the late summer of 2020.

Park Concept Feedback

Park Concept Feedback

City of Fort Collins Park Planning & Development Department presented a recommended concept plan for the future park in the Trail Head Neighborhood at the third and last neighborhood meeting on September 19, 2019. 

Please provide us with your thoughts about the recommended concept plan. 

Provide Feedback

Follow us on the progress of the park.

Status Milestone Date Location Description


Neighborhood Meeting #1 December 17, 2018, 6 p.m. Budweiser Brewery Biergarten
2351 Busch Drive, Fort Collins
Share your thoughts on what you'd like to see at the new park.
 Complete Neighborhood Meeting #2 April 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Budweiser Brewery Biergarten 
2351 Busch Drive, Fort Collins
Join us as we review and discuss concept alternatives prepared for the park. 
Coming up next Neighborhood Meeting #3 September 19, 6:30 p.m. Budweiser Brewery Biergarten
2351 Busch Drive, Fort Collins
Join us as we review the final concept for the park. 
Upcoming Project Developments
Coming Soon Groundbreaking January/February 2020   We're breaking ground on the new park. Come celebrate!
Coming Soon Development January - August 2020   The park is under construction. Check in for updates. 
Coming Soon Grand Opening August 2020   Join us as we cut the ribbon to the new park. 



View photos related to the project, including photos taken at the most recent neighborhood meetings. 


Review our presentations and supporting documents from the neighborhood meetings to learn more about the project and park concepts.