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Mission And 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.

Donate to Recreation

For over 50 years the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department has provided high quality recreational opportunities to the community. We are passionate about our community's health and well-being. We are dedicated to enriching and preserving the amazing lifestyle that this community deeply values. When you support the Recreation Department, you join us in our mission. Your financial contribution will benefit the entire community. Your support will directly affect lives and help Fort Collins remain a vibrant and engaged community. Donations made to the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional to learn more about your deduction options. Please use the online form below to start the donation process.

Donate to Recreation today.

Recreation Policies

The City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Departments have developed new policies related to air quality, extreme heat, and drought. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Weather Service provided information to help us establish important guidelines and practices related to environmental best practices. We incorporated these guidelines to create consistent and efficient responses to public health concerns related to these events. Our new policies will allow Recreation and Parks participants and staff to appropriately respond to a variety circumstances related to air quality and extreme heat.

Air Quality Policy

Extreme Heat Policy

Drought Policy (coming soon)

Recreation Facility Rules

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department adheres to the facility regulations below at all facilities including but not limited to: Edora Pool Ice Center, Mulberry Pool, City Park Center/Club Tico, the Pottery Studio, the Senior Center, Northside Aztlan Community Center and the Youth Activity Center; as well as the fenced confines of City Park Pool, City Park Railway, the Farm at Lee Martinez Park, and the Rolland Moore Racquet Complex.

Recreation Facility Rules

An 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 facilitied and therapeutic recreation. Separate chapters are included about Logos and Themes (Ch. 7) and Awards and Recognitions (Ch. 8).

Click here to view the Anecdotal History of Parks and Recreation.

Contact Us

Recreation Department

Ph:(970) 221-6655
Fax: (970) 416-2278
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Administration Staff

Bob Adams
Recreation Director

Marc Rademacher
Recreation Manager

Jason Chadock
Recreation Manager

Stephanie Munro
Recreation Manager

John Litel
Marketing and Community Relations

Janice Saeger
Financial Analyst

Recreation Supervisors

Bridget Brownell
The Farm and Child Development

Tim Stabbe

Aaron Harris
Fitness Programs and Northside Aztlan Community Center

Renee Lee
Adaptive Recreation

Sara Stone
Sports Programs and Foothills Activity Center

Paul Thibert

Katie Stieber
Senior Center and 50+ Programs

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==.