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Park Planning & Development

Trail Head Park#

The City of Fort Collins has a new parks and recreation master plan that provides a road map for new park development throughout Fort Collins. Neighborhood parks strike a balance between passive and active recreational opportunities and serve the needs of residents within walking distance of their homes. Neighborhood park amenities may include internal walking trails, playgrounds, and picnic or seating areas. For more information review the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

The site of this future park was once Hartshorn Tree Farm, where many of the trees that line Mountain Avenue and Old Town were grown. Developed trees, views of Long's Peak and the nearby foothills make it an attractive location for a future park. 

Working in concert with neighborhood residents, an exciting plan for a new park in the Trail Head neighborhood has been developed. Park amenities proposed include: multiuse turf fields, playground, walks/trails, and a restroom. Construction on the park is anticipated to begin in 2021.  

Trail Head Park Update 10/22/2020highlight_off
Trail Head Park Update 3/10/2021highlight_off

Project Illustrations#

Project Timeline and Documents#

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. 
Complete 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
Complete Construction Documents

Fall 2019      Winter 2020

  Preparing park construction documents. 
In Progress Construction Spring 2021   Park construction anticipated to begin.
TBD Grand Opening Fall 2021   Park completion and open for the public. 


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. 

In the News#

Coloradoan: Northeast Fort Collins to get new neighborhood parkhighlight_off

Northeast Fort Collins is in line to have a new neighborhood park up and running by fall 2020.

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Coloradoan: Trail Head Park to be built in northeast Fort Collins in 2020highlight_off

Check out this gallery shared by the Coloradoan.

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