Gold Medal Award Finalist
Our dedicated staff takes pride in serving our vibrant and growing community. Through our programs and facilities, we foster community pride and impact lives.
The newly expanded Community Recreation Center serves as the community hub, offering classes, programs and recreation opportunities. Whether it’s Mommy and Me classes, sports, senior lunches, or adaptive programs, there is something for all ages and abilities.
"In any given day at the Recreation Center, you can see swim lessons with toddlers in the pool, a Mahjong tournament in the Senior Lounge, and classes that run the gamut of fencing to cooking," said Parks, Recreation & Culture Director Eric Lucas.
Within the parks system, residents and visitors have access to more than 790 acres, comprised of 16 parks and four open space locations. Forty miles of trails and an extensive sidewalk infrastructure provide a connected network throughout town, where 92 percent of our residents can walk 10 minutes or less to a park or recreation facility. Our trail system includes a significant portion of the Poudre Trail, which runs adjacent to the Cache la Poudre River, a National Heritage Area.
Throughout the year, we host a multitude of programs, events and festivals, including youth and adult sports, 5K races, garden demonstrations, art exhibits, historical interpretation, swimming, and family campouts.
Boardwalk Park, adjacent to the town’s historic Main Street corridor, serves as the centerpiece of Windsor’s parks system. Boardwalk offers everything from walking and wildlife watching to boating, swimming and special events, like movies, concerts, firework shows and a farmers market.
"This park is the central gathering point for the town's main activities," said Lucas. "Boardwalk Park is a perfect illustration of our primary mission: creating a healthy and engaged community."
Led in part by these diverse, cultural and recreation opportunities, it’s no wonder Windsor is quickly becoming a northern Colorado leader.
We aim to serve our community by providing diverse cultural and recreation opportunities that exemplify the three pillars of the National Recreation and Park Association — conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.
- 92% of residents are within a 10-minute walk of a park, providing equitable access for all.
- All of our parks and facilities are ADA accessible.
- Our vibrant adaptive program (UPWARD) provides opportunities for residents with cognitive and physical disabilities.
- More than 300 low-cost meals are offered each week at our increasingly popular Senior Lunch.
- We operate a senior ride program that transports seniors to doctor visits and shopping trips for a minimal fee.
- We are home to an 85,000-square-foot Recreation Center that includes two gymnasiums, classrooms, wellness center, track and indoor pool.
- With the 2016 expansion of our Community Recreation Center, we now boast 6,000 members, 900 of whom are in the Silver Sneakers program. In 2016, the facility recorded more than 300,000 visits.
- Our town is home to more than 40 miles of trails. Our trails, along with sidewalk connectivity throughout most neighborhoods, promote non-motorized transportation. We logged more than 350,000 trail users in 2016.
- We accept Silver Sneakers at our facilities and programs.
- Nearly 1,800 people attended each of our Summer Concert Series events, a free, weekly concert in Boardwalk Park.
- We've held a Tree City USA designation since 1982.
- A non-potable water system is in place for all of our parks irrigation.
- We implemented solar panels, lighting controls, an electric car charging station, defender filters, sphagnum moss and water bottle fillers in our Recreation Center, aiding in our ongoing efforts to conserve water and energy.
- We're a part of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area.
- A display of Xeric principles can be found at our Treasure Island Demonstration Garden.
- We accepted 150 acres of donated watchable wildlife land along the Cache la Poudre River.