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Parks

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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Apply for the Youth Golf Scholarship

Youth Golf Scholarships are available to junior golfers (ages 5-17) for up to $165 per year, per applicant. Applications are now open and will be accepted through Friday, March 31.

ice skates on frozen lake

Ice Skating at Sheldon Lake Status: Open

The ice skating area at Sheldon Lake will be open during the winter as long as the ice remains greater than 6" thick and the weather stays cool.

Parks staff reserve the right to close the area at any time based on ice thickness - please adhere to the open/closed signage at the rink and stay within the rink barricades. 

The rink is separated into two halves, one side for free skating and one side for hockey. If the rink is open it is available for use from 5 a.m.-11 p.m., however, daylight use is encouraged since the area is not lit.

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).

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We're Hiring!

Parks and Recreation Departments are looking for talented individuals to join our unique teams. Learn more about joining the team and apply for open positions today!

Cross Country skis in snow

Cross Country Skiing

Skiing is permitted on all city park properties and trails. As conditions allow, City Park Nine Golf Course is groomed for cross country skiing. Please avoid greens and tees. View more information on the City Park Nine webpage.

Parks Map

Parks Map

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

Outdoor Pickleball Court Map

Splash Pads

Splash Pads

Oak Street Plaza Splash pad remains open until October 1st (weather permitting). 

The Fossil Creek & Spring Canyon Splash pads are closed for the season.

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.