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Mission & Vision
Exceptional service for an exceptional community.
To provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation.
2019 Annual Report
The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department's Annual Report provides insight into the Department's community impact and performance in 2019. Recreation appreciates the support and generosity given from the community and looks forward to serving Fort Collins for years to come.
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==.
Anecdotal History of the Recreation Department
The Anecdotal History of Parks and Recreation was compiled and written by Jean Helburg, retired Recreation Director. She was employed by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department for 38 years and retired in early 2009.
The document linked below will share the rich history of the Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department. A general chronological history can be found in Chapters 1-5. Chapter 6 is a recounting of a more detailed history of recreation facilities and therapeutic recreation. Separate chapters are included about Logos and Themes (Ch. 7) and Awards and Recognitions (Ch. 8).