5 Great Playgrounds in Fort Collins CO

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid August 1, 2022

We are lucky in Fort Collins to have so many great playgrounds and parks to explore. From swings to slides, to climbing walls and water features, Fort Collins parks and playgrounds keep my kids active, are a great place to meet old friends (and make new! friends), and they're FREE!

I often get asked what our favorite playgrounds are, so I thought I'd share here with you my family's picks for our top five playgrounds and parks to visit in Fort Collins.

Twin Silo Community Park

 5552-5564 Ziegler Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528

What we love about Twin Silos: 

Twin Silo Community Park is one of a kind, featuring community gardens, paved recreational trails, an orchard, a BMX park, pickleball courts, a dog park, original artwork designed specifically for the park, and a playground that includes the tallest slide in Fort Collins. The slide extends between two 48-foot tall farm silos that were relocated to Twin Silo Park from Prospect and Timberline Roads.

The design of the park was intricately planned to honor the agricultural heritage of the south side of Fort Collins. To learn more about the park, browse our resources below or visit the park at the intersection of Ketcher and Ziegler roads. 

Amenities at Twin Silos: 

  • Community Gardens
  • Dog Park 
  • Tallest slide in Fort Collins
  • Pickleball courts
  • Restrooms ADA
  • BMX Park
  • An Orchard
  • Recreational Trails
  • Artwork designed specifically for the park
  • Picnic area

Soft Gold Park

520 Hickory St Fort Collins, CO

What we love about Soft Gold Park: 

A hidden treasure Soft Gold Park has a volley ball net, baseball court, basketball court, dog park, playground, picnic area and nice restrooms. It's tucked in behind a trailer park and industrial area. You may think you are in the wrong place but it's worth the trip. 

Amenities at Soft Gold Park: 

  • Baseball court
  • Basketball court
  • Dog park
  • Picnic area
  • Nice restrooms
  • Volley Ball court
  • Great open space
  • Trails

Crescent Park,

2238 Maple Hill Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love about Crescent Park: 

It's a quiet park with some unique fixtures. It's the perfect place for those who love slides! It's a wonderful place to  picnic and enjoy a walk on the trail. 

Amenities at Crescent Park: 

  • Picnic area
  • Gathering Places
  • Trail
  • basketball court
  • Pond
  • Inearthed restroom

Sugar Beet Park

607 9th St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

What we love about Sugar Beet Park: 

It's the coolest thing to climb on, in and around! We saw the sugar beet at the Museum of Discovery when it was first debuted to the public before it went to the park. It's an amazing sculpture and play structure. The park is dedicated to the sugar beet industry and features some fun structures along with this one. 

Amenities at Sugar Beet Park: 

  • Sugar Beet structure
  • Unique playground fixtures
  • Picnic area
  • Nice Restrooms
  • Turf field 
  • Pollinator garden

Lee Martinez Community Park

600 N Sherwood St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

What we love about Lee Martinez: 

This is the coolest park around. Great play equipment and fun themes. It's right next to Lee Martinez Farm. Another great place to take the kids! 

Amenities at Lee Martinez: 

  • Trails
  • Basketball court
  • Restroom
  • Picnic area
  • Exercise circuit
  • Open space

Hope this list of top playgrounds and parks in Fort Collins helps you find -- or rediscover! -- some fun places for your family to explore this summer. Now get those kids out to play!