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City of Fort Collins Recreation

The Recreation Department is your community resource for staying active and connected in the Fort Collins community. We offer programs and activities for all ages and abilities.

Recreator Registration

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Registration for fall programming is currently open. 

Registration for winter programming begins at 7 a.m. on November 1.

You can register for programs three ways:

  • Online at,
  • At Recreation Centers (Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins Senior Center, EPIC, and Foothills Activity Center)
  • or by Phone at 970.221.6655

Early Registration for Senior Center Members is October 31.


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Friday, October 27  l  6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28  l  6-8 p.m.
Sunday, October 29  l  1-3 p.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.
Age: 0-10 years
Location: The Farm
Fee: $5/Adults Free

Take a stroll through this unique Halloween event at The Farm. Trick-or-treating, hayrides, and treats for all. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets go on sale October 4.

Tickets may be purchased at The FarmNorthside Aztlan Community CenterEPIC, and Foothills Activity Center.

Volunteers Needed
Dress up in a non-scary costume and volunteer at Treatsylvania. Volunteers will hand out candy, direct foot traffic, help load and unload participants off the hay rides, and distribute cookies and hot chocolate. Interested groups or individuals should email Bridget Brownell at YmJyb3duZWxsQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or call 970.221.6665. 

Hogwarts Halloween

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Date: Saturday, October 28  l  6-9 p.m.
Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center
Age: K-8 Grade
Cost: $15

You have been invited to Hogwarts Halloween. Enjoy a game of Quidditch, drink some Butter Beer, create potions, learn charms, get sorted into your house, and take a tour through haunted hallways. Don't forget to wear your best wizarding robes. Purchase tickets online here, or by calling 970.221.6655.

Help Wanted
Volunteers are needed for Hogwarts Halloween. Dress in your best robes to teach magical classes, pour butter beer, supervise Quidditch, act as magical characters, or decorate Hogwarts. For more information, contact Lisa Freeman at bGZyZWVtYW5AZmNnb3YuY29t or 970.416.2528.

Bow Wowvania

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Date: Saturday, October 28  l  Noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: The Farm
Age: All
Cost: $5

Dogs, dress up in your best costume and bring your owner down to The Farm for a dog-friendly Halloween event. Trick-or-treat, take photos, and leave with a dog approved treat bag.
Tickets are $5 per dog, humans are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Farm or Northside Aztlan Community Center.

*All dogs must be on a leash. Each pup is welcome to bring multiple human guests.

Veteran's Day Breakfast

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Date: Saturday, November 11  l  7-10 a.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: No Fee, Open to the public

Celebrate those who have honorably served our country with a morning of food, song, and patriotism on this special holiday.

Reduced Fee Program Public Presentation

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department will be hosting two public presentations to discuss proposed reduced fee program updates. The Recreation Department will present details on the reduced fee program and provide information on the proposed changes for 2018. For more information, visit or call 970.221.6655.

Wednesday, October 25  l  6-7 p.m.
Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E Willow St
*Child care provided for children between 2-10 years of age. 

Thursday, October 26  l  6-7 p.m.
Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr

Holiday Artisan Market

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Date: Friday, November 24 & Saturday, November 25  l  10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Fort Collins Senior Center
Age: All
Cost: Free to attend

The annual Holiday Artisan Market is one of Northern Colorado's premier craft shows. This year, the show will feature over 100 local artists and crafters. 

2016 Annual Review (PDF)

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We are pleased to present to you the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department’s Annual Review for 2016. This report will provide you with a look at the Department’s community impact and performance in 2016. We believe it is important to share our story with the community. Recreation appreciates all the support we have received in 2016 and we look forward to serving you in 2017.

2016 Recreation Department Annual Review

Recreation Department's 2015-2017 Operational Plan

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department chose to initiate its very first operational planning process in January 2014 with the intention of ensuring organizational improvement and effectiveness.

View the Operational Plan and the Final Report.

Our Operational Plan will guide Recreation's progress through 2017. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Recreation Director, Bob Adams at 970.221.6354 or YmFkYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.