CR C&R 2.3 - Create enhanced arts and culture participation opportunities for all residents and visitors.

Recreation Programs - Total Cumulative Participation

Enrollments for first quarter were stronger than anticipated as patrons return to their recreational activities following the pandemic.

Natural Areas Programs - Cumulative Participation per Capita

This is a Quarterly Metric based on a population of 172, 321.

Participation was strong this quarter with 41 activities reaching 1,311 people, above the target of reaching 1,293 people. Some activities with the highest participation included Eagle Watches (one with 136 participants and another with 96), and the Kestrel Fields Natural Area Drop-in with 104 community members visiting the site and sharing feedback on the trail alignment.

Paved Trails - Cumulative Number of Visits

  • This is a quarterly metric
  • Q1 2022 is slightly lower than Q1 2021 (480,312 vs. 498,402) due to lower trail users in January 2022 (weather related). 

% of citizens responding very good/good quality of - Natural areas and open space

This is an annual measure.

In the 2021 Community Survey, 94% of participants ranked natural areas and open space  good or very good, which is higher than ratings in other Front Range communities. A highlight of the fourth quarter was selecting Katie Donahue as the new Natural Areas Director through an inclusive hiring process with over 100 participants. Additionally, the Natural Areas Department was recognized with two awards, the Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery and the Blue Grama Award from Colorado Open Space Alliance. Both awards celebrated the City's collaboration with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources to conserve several large parcels of valuable land in the Laramie Foothills.

Natural Areas - Land Conservation - Acres per Capita

This is an Annual Metric.

Total land conserved in 2021 is 207 acres.

Acres per Capita = 0.1396     

 Soapstone Natural Area is excluded from this calculation.