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Your Parks. Our Passion.#

City Park

Our parks and trails help define the Fort Collins lifestyle. Fort Collins currently has over 966 acres of developed parks including 7 community parks and 43 neighborhood/pocket parks. Over 45 miles of paved trails connect our community.

We're passionate about providing you world-class parks and trails. The Parks Department maintains parks, cemeteries, trails, medians and other public grounds for the community. We aim to provide you with a clean, safe and attractive environment to enjoy.

Parks are open daily between the hours of 5 a.m.-11 p.m. 

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We're Hiring Seasonal/Hourly Staff!

Parks is looking for talented individuals to join our unique team. Learn more about joining the Park team and apply for open positions today!

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Urban Forest Strategic Plan

The Forestry Division is creating the City's first-ever Urban Forest Strategic Plan, and we want you to get involved! Learn more about the plan, share your feedback, and discover upcoming community meetings at

poudre river

Poudre River Safety - Know Before You Go

Even the most experienced recreators are at risk this time of year due to swift-moving waters, debris, or hazards underneath the surface. As summer approaches, remember to play it safe on the Poudre – know before you go.

Splash Pads

Splash Pads to Close for the Season

Fossil Creek and Spring Canyon splash pads remain open until September 5. The splash pad at Oak Street Plaza will remain open until October 2, weather permitting.

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Downtown Flower Project

The City of Fort Collins Parks Department is proud to present the Downtown Flower Project. The beautiful and memorable displays take a great deal of planning, partnerships with local organizations, sustainable and environmentally friendly efforts, and provide a sense of place to the Fort Collins community.

Parks infrastructure replacement program

Parks Infrastructure Replacement Program

Parks maintains more than 966 acres of parks and 45 miles of off-street hike/bike trails. Have you ever wondered how Parks ensures the amenities (assets) in the park are kept to current standards and playgrounds are "refreshed" with new equipment?  

It's all done through the Parks Infrastructure Replacement Program (IRP).


Parks Map

View an interactive aerial map of all parks and their amenities in Fort Collins.

Outdoor Pickleball Court Map

EAB Detected in Fort Collins

EAB Detected in Fort Collins

EAB is a highly destructive, non-native insect that infests and kills all North American true ash species. Infested trees gradually die over a period of approximately two to four years.  

View the City of Fort Collins Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan

Trail System Status

Trail System Status

Keep updated with the status of Fort Collins trails with an updated listing of closures and detours. 

Park & Shelter Reservations

Park & Shelter Reservations

Take a look at all the reservation options, guidelines, and applications online.