Sign Petition

Add Water Park and Pool Back into the Southeast Recreation and Arts Center

1,035 Signatures Goal: 1,500

[Note: This petition has closed as we prepare to present it to City Council on October 7, 2014. You may continue to send comments supporting this initiative to City Council at cityleaders@fcgov.com.]

Fort Collins City Council-

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.

1) The city's public outreach shows constituents' most requested feature is a leisure pool. complete with water slides and a lazy river. This feature meets a need for children which is currently unavailable and fulfills Policy CPR 4.1 by improving balance and expanding the variety of recreational opportunities available within Fort Collins. Policy CPR 5.1 instructs the city to address changing needs by seeking public input. In agreement with that policy, we're asking you to respond to the public input you've already received.

2) Fort Collins has an established need for additional pool facilities for swimming teams. At present, all four of the city's pools are located in the northern section of town. This concentration of resources defies Policies T 1.1, T 3.2, T 3.4, T 12.1, T 12.2, SW 2.1, SW 2.3 and SW 2.4 by forcing most residents to either drive personal vehicles to these facilities or forego these year-round opportunities entirely.

Please reinstate leisure and lap pools into plans for the Southeast Recreation and Arts Center. This petition serves to reiterate your constituents' wishes in this regard.

Fort Collins City Plan (policy and vision references)
http://www.fcgov.com/planfortcollins/pdf/cityplan.pdf

Fort Collins Southeast Recreation & Arts Feasibility Study
http://www.fcgov.com/recreation/pdf/fcseccfeasibilitystudy2013.pdf

This petition is for Fort Collins residents only. Your comments will be included when this is presented to the Fort Collins City Council. If you'd like to send additional comments directly to councilmembers, send them to cityleaders@fcgov.com

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Highlights

September 5
Goal of 1,000 reached! We are talking with city representatives about the best time to present this to City Council. You will be invited to show up in person when this is presented. Let's let City Council know our community supports this initiative!
July 28
We hit our initial goal of 500 signatures in just one weekend! Help us reach 1000.
July 24
We are now live!
  • Patrick Sullivan
    Patrick Sullivan United States, Fort Collins
    Oct 07, 2014
    Oct 07, 2014
    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!
  • Emily Gouldey
    Emily Gouldey United States, Arvada
    Oct 06, 2014
    Oct 06, 2014
    Please take the time to raise the money needed for a competitve swim pool in SE Fort Collins. The ideal location would be right next to Fossil Ridge High School for those early morning swim practices.
  • Martin david
    Martin david United States, Fort Collins
    Oct 06, 2014
    Oct 06, 2014
    The population growth of the southeast neighborhoods of Fort Collins has been tremendous and will continue to be, therefore the addition of an aquatic and recreational facility is this area is, in my opinion, a no brainer.
  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee United States, Aurora
    Oct 02, 2014
    Oct 02, 2014
    We want the pool
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    Joan woodrick United States
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    Patrick Sullivan
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    Lisa Rand United States
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    Jennifer Lehman United States
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    Emily Gouldey
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    Robert Lee
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    Ruth Potter
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    Brett Vogel
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