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

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[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]

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)

Fort Collins Southeast Recreation & Arts Feasibility Study

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