We, the citizens of Fort Collins, ask that you reinstate plans for indoor leisure and lap pools in the Southeast Recreation and Arts Center. Reasons for removing these and other popular features contravene the City Plan's own Community and Neighborhood Livability vision for a high quality built environment with "vital and appealing activity centers and destinations throughout the city." Furthermore,adding these features back conforms with the City Plan's High Performing Community vision by making recreational opportunities more "inclusive and accessible to all people," regardless of where they live.
As an avid swimmer and fan of Fort Collins, it is a little embarrassing how far Fort Collins is behind other Front Range cities in Aquatics facilities, especially seeing first hand how the City's pools are falling apart, tons of deferred maintenance, woefully over-scheduled, the high schools don't have their own pools, etc. Swimming is a fantastic sport and family activity, and there is a huge supply/demand imbalance in Fort Collins between the number of swimmers vs. swimming facilities.
The Harmony Corridor has one of the highest concentrations of primary jobs. Give them somewhere to workout during lunch breaks, don't build more meeting spaces.
We need another pool in Fort Collins, Swimming is huge here and we have no pool space for Club and HS Loveland has pools at all the High schools we need this.
Joan woodrick6 months ago Comments: -
Patrick Sullivan6 months ago Comments: No other sizeable community across the Front Range has the imbalance we have here in Fort Collins. A very large (and growing!) swimming and diving community, combined with existing aquatics facilities that are aging, under-maintained, and chronically over-scheduled. The fact that we have 4 large high schools w/o a single pool tells us all we need to know. Lets build this pool!
Lisa Rand, United States6 months ago Comments: -
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