Spring break fun in Fort Collins

During Spring break, the next best thing to the beach is playing in Campus Rec's new pool and lazy river. Image by CSU Photography.
During Spring break, the next best thing to the beach is playing in Campus Rec’s pool and lazy river. Image by CSU Photography.

Sleeping-in shouldn’t be the only thing on your to-do list if you’re planning to stay in Fort Collins over Spring break. The city has a great mix of parks, walking trails, and other recreation venues, art galleries, and restaurants to choose from.

Spring break at CSU begins Saturday, March 14 and ends Sunday, March 22.

Work out and play at the Rec

Campus Recreation’s Spring break hours begin Friday, March 13 and continue through Saturday, March 21.

  • Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon-8 p.m.

Over the break, family hours will be in effect anytime the Rec Center is open.

Downtown or close by

pool chairs at CSU Campus Recreation
Poolside at the Campus Recreation Center.

Fort Collins’ Downtown Business Association events:

Now-March 14:  Great Plates of Downtown

March 13:  Haunting Investigation for Marie LaFitte (sold out)

March 13:  Brass Festival Concerts

March 13:  Shatterproof at Aggie Theater 

March 14: Balloon Glow (nighttime glow of 3-4 hot air balloons)

March 14: Sharin’ O’ the Green 5k Run/Walk

March 14:  Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Wearing of the Green
On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a little Irish. The Larimer Chorale will be “putting on the green” and performing a free concert.

March 15:  Brewery Yoga for a Cause at Fort Collins Brewery

March 17:  Larimer Chorale: The Singing of the Green

March 17:  Larimer Humane Society Pet Costume Contest

In-state destinations

This CBS Denver report lists the top Spring break 2015 destinations near Denver for college students.

Check out these Colorado-featured ski deals going on over Spring break, 2015:

City limits fun

Another draw for Fort Collins outdoor lovers is hiking, rock climbing, and biking at Horsetooth Mountain Park, which includes 2,711-acres of scenic open space, covering elevations from 5,430 to 7,255 feet.

Fort Collins also boasts some great natural area trails and walking trails inside the city as well. See a map of the locations. The city also boasts many parks — view a park finder map (you may filter the list of parks with things such as “shelters and barbecues,” “skateboarding,” “tennis courts,” etc.)

Parking over Spring break

According to Colorado State University’s Parking Services, all lots will be enforced as posted during the Spring break. Parking regulations. A valid CSU parking permit is required to be displayed or a meter must be paid for any vehicle parking on campus. All other regulations are enforced as usual.