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Plan Fort Collins

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Safety and Wellness


  • A safe, non-threatening city in which to live, work, learn, and play.
  • Opportunities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
  • Access to healthy, locally grown or produced food.

Key Principles

  • Fostering a safe community.
  • Providing opportunities for residents to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Encouraging and support local food production to improve the availability and accessibility of healthy foods, and to provide other educational, economic, and social benefits.
  • Priority Actions

    The following is a partial list of implementation actions identified as priorities in the Action Plan. Please refer to the Action Plan for a complete list of implementation actions.


    Community gardens and markets help to increase options and availability of healthy and local food options.

  • Develop a policy that defines the parameters for appropriate agricultural activities on lands managed by the Natural Areas Program
  • Convene an inter-departmental team to explore new opportunities to partner on acquiring and managing various open lands for multiple uses (e.g., natural areas, recreation, stormwater, trails, agriculture, etc.)
  • Continuing to build partnerships between Parks staff, The Gardens on Spring Creek, Coalition for Activity and Nutrition to Defeat Obesity (CanDO), Poudre School District, and others to encourage and support the development and maintenance of community garden plots
    • Continue to explore long-term funding options to maintain the levels of service expected for police, fire, and emergency management services

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