outdoor playgrounds in Fort Collins

If you’re trying to get your kids out of the house to do something fun, and you don’t want to spend much, going to the park can be the best option! Fort Collins is home to many amazing parks, and not the ones with just green spaces to run, but with amazing playgrounds too!
Check out our top picks for outdoor playgrounds in Fort Collins in the list below:

Twin Silo Park

Where: 5552-5564 Ziegler Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

We don’t know how to start talking about Twin Silo Park.

This incredible 54-acre park main feature, the twin 48-foot farm silos, reminds and honors the area’s farming history and agricultural roots. Moving on, there’s also the tallest slide in Fort Collins. If you think this isn’t much,  you will also find unique play structures, interactive experiences, a zipline, community gardens, a dog park, recreational trails, and so much more!

Fossil Creek Park

Where: 5821 S Lemay Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hours: Daily. 5 AM- 11 AM

Dino-loving kids will absolutely love this park!

At this prehistoric-themed playground, kids can climb a giant Wooly Mammoth, climb through a shark’s jaw, climb a concrete climbing all with embedded fossils, and have fun with the other prehistoric beasts! This is one of the largest community parks in Fort Collins and it also features a splash park, a dog park, skate park, sports courts, and more!

Spring Canyon Community Park

Where: 3156 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

Kids of all abilities can enjoy this amazing playground!

In fact, it’s the first universally accessible playground in Colorado. Kids of all abilities can share a play experience and equally enjoy the fun equipment. Besides the play structure and Inspirational Playground, you can find a splash pad, a tennis court, a skate park, walkint trails, bike course, and more!

Sugar Beet Park

Where: 607 9th St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

The park may be called Sugar Beet because of the 12-foot-tall wooden sugar beet play structure.

The playground features a slide, climbable slats, a rope ladder, and more! There are also other cool features at the park, but the interesting fact is that the park’s  beet structure honors the history of the area, which was home to sugar beet fields farmed by migrant laborers at the turn of the 20th century.

The Children’s Garden at Gardens on Spring Creek

Where: 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hours: Daily, 10 AM- 4 PM

Not exactly a playground, but the Children’s Garden is filled with opportunities for kids to play, explore, and discover! It features a rock garden, a pond with fish and a bridge, secret gardens, a Dr. Seuss playhouse and sandpit, an interactive Discovery Zone, a miniature train garden, a beautiful grassy area, animal footprint path, and so much more!

Lee Martinez Community Park

Where: 600 N Sherwood St, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

This park has it all: playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, and the star of the show: a petting zoo!

The park is home to The Farm, where you’ll enjoy  an up-close view of the farm’s animals and educational experiences!

Fort Collins City Park

Where: 1500 W Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

With more than 90 acres of outdoor space, kids will run and play all day in the open air!

City Park also features kid-friendly attractions, such as two cool playgrounds (one for big kids and one for toddlers), a giant green cannon, swim park, sports courts, a mini train, and of course: the lake!

Edora Park

Where: 1420 E Stuart St, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hours: Sunday Closed | Monday- Friday 8 AM- 7 PM | Saturday 8 AM- 4 PM

Right in the heart of Fort Collins, this 65-acre park is home to Edora Pool Ice Center, a skate park, sports courts, and a big sandy playground with slides, tunnels, elevated walkways, swings, and many climbing features!

Avery Park

Where: Avery Park, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521

This great park located in central Fort Collins has a playground, shelter, restrooms, and more.

The playground features slides and features for both older kids and smaller ones! There’s also a sandbox, a basketball court, and a shaded pavillion.

Poudre River Whitewater Park

Where: 201 E Vine Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

Kids who love being in the water and a splash pad isn’t enough for them, the Poudre River Whitewater Park is the right place!

It includes a boulder-line boat chute, kayaking opportunities, stand-up paddle-boarding, tubing, rock features, and more!