The City of Fort Collins has three interactive water features for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The water features are open and free to the public every day in the summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. They are closed through the winter.
Oak Street Plaza Park - Hours during open season 10:00am-10:00pm Oak Street Plaza Park is located in downtown Fort Collins. It is a hardscape, cobblestone area with cafe tables and chairs where people can sit to enjoy a break from shopping, or to sit and chat with their friends. In the summer, it's also a fun spot for families to enjoy, as the kids laugh with delight trying to catch the water as it jumps from the sculpted "rocks' or sprits in the air from the cobblestone. Art in Public Places worked with an artist who created the sculpted "rocks".
Fossil Creek Park - Hours during open season 9:00am-7:00pm Fossil Creek Park located in south Fort Collins at 5821 S. Lemay is one of our large community parks. The park offers many amenities, but one of the most popular is the water feature. It has a waterfall to splash through, and various dancing water spouts. It is nestled by the lake at the waters edge, with large boulders and natural features, so it feels as if it's a part of the lake.
For Your Information Our water features are maintained with the same strict guidelines as those at a public pool. We have several staff members who are Certified Pool Operators and water is checked several times a day to ensure it is safe for play. If the readings indicate the need, the water features are shut down until the water is once again clean and safe.
If the water feature does not seem to be working, please call the Parkshop at 970-221-6660 during normal business hours Monday through Friday. If it is after hours or on a weekend, please call Parks on-call at 970-219-3450.