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Mission & Vision#

Our mission:
Exceptional service for an exceptional community.

Our vision:
To provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation.

2019 Annual Report#

cover image of 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.  

2019 Annual Report

2020 Participation Survey Results#

Recreation participants and patrons are asked to share feedback regarding their experience with the City's Recreation Services quarterly. See below for the results of these feedback forms.

ReCreate: Parks & Recreation Master Plan#

ReCreate: Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Over the last year, staff has been working with a consultant team, stakeholders, and the community to thoroughly assess our system of parks and recreation facilities. The result of this work is an imaginative and comprehensive Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

View the Master Plan

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.

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).

Review Anecdotal History