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Dept Head: Mike Calhoon
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Water Restrictions at Parks

Outdoor Water Use Restrictions In Effect

City Manager Darin Atteberry signed a declaration and order for mandatory action level IV water restrictions on lawn watering and other outdoor water uses in order to avoid a water shortage due to the ongoing drought conditions, Cameron Peak fire, and infrastructure repairs known as the Horsetooth Outlet Project (HOP).

Exceptions to this declaration allow for water use on athletic/active fields for health and safety purposes as well as raw (untreated) and well water customers, as this water is not affected by HOP.

Examples of properties that fall under these exceptions include public parks, municipal golf courses, two City cemeteries, The Gardens on Spring Creek, Colorado State University, and schools, though all are working together to save water.

The Parks Department will continue to water parks, golf courses, and cemeteries with raw water to protect the green infrastructure in the parks system, as these are valuable public assets. Promoting the growth of the turf prevents it from deteriorating from overuse. Play at sites with potable water has been intentionally restricted, with exceptions being obtained for watering of sports fields at those locations. If watering does not continue in some capacity on sites that are still being used by the public, the cost and resource needs for future restoration efforts could become unmanageable.

Water Restriction FAQs

COVID-19 Updates

Park Amenities and Availability
The City of Fort Collins is actively monitoring the developments of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and working with City, State, and County public health partners to maintain the use of parks and natural areas.

In line with the "safer at home" guidance provided by the state and Larimer County Health Department, the following park amenities are available for public use (exceptions noted):

  • Skate park and handball at Northside Aztlan Community Center
  • Restrooms, dog parks, skate parks, BMX track and bike courses, in-line skate rink, playgrounds, and basketball courts 
  • Tennis courts, disc golf courses, pickleball courts, racquetball courts, archery range, and horseshoe pits
  • Park open spaces and trails
  • Splash pads at Spring Canyon Park, Fossil Creek Park, and Old Town Square. Learn more about splash pad hours of operation here.

Remaining Closures:

  • Tennis courts at Twin Silo are shared with Fossil Ridge High School and are partially open


  • 1-10 people: drop-in use allowed
  • 11-50 people: Available for scheduled use only.
    • A variance from Larimer County Health Department is required per the following guidelines: Public gatherings of no more than 10 people are allowed, unless the square footage of the facility and/or space allows for 6-foot distancing of all participants. If the event organizer and/or facility can demonstrate compliance via a written plan. 
    • Submit your plan to hold an event of attendees between 11 and 50 here. 
    • Once a variance is granted, please contact Parks (970-221-6660) to reserve the shelter; the variance must be presented in order to reserve the shelter.

Sports Fields:

  • Available for drop-in use only, groups of 10 or less. NO games.

Golf Courses:

  • Golf courses are currently open.
  • Driving ranges are now open.
  • Select amenities and league play are not available at this time.  Visit the golf webpage for full details.

Please continue to follow all posted recommendations at park sites including physical distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings. We are keeping in close contact with public health partners and will continue to open park spaces up for use (such as playgrounds and water features) as we are safely able to do so.

Please Recreate Responsibly
In order to keep our remaining park spaces open for the public, all users are asked to recreate responsibly and follow the guidelines below:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms of illness.
  • Observe the minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, try to find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting a park/trail space. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Share the trail: while on trails, alert other users of your presence and as they pass, step aside to let others pass.

Additional COVID-19 Resources
For the most current information, visit the City of Fort Collins Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational Page, as well as the Center for Disease ControlColorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Larimer County Health Department

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Your Parks. Our Passion.

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Our parks and trails help define the Fort Collins lifestyle. Fort Collins currently has over 925 acres of developed park land including 7 community parks and 43 neighborhood/pocket parks. Over 35 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.