Watery Ways to Stay Cool

When the weather heats up, there’s no better way to have fun and stay cool than being in the water. Whether it’s the neighborhood swimming pool, the nearby lake or beach, or a thrilling waterpark, our community can keep its cool all summer long. Be sure to bring towels and plenty of sunscreens to enjoy endless hours of splashing and relaxing by the water.

  1. Old Town Square


    The splash pad in Old Town Fort Collins provides a kid-friendly way to beat the heat nearby shopping, restaurants and even ice cream.

  2. Horsetooth Reservoir - Larimer County Park


    Bring your own or even rent a stand up paddle board at the Horsetooth North Boat Ramp.

  3. Poudre River Whitewater Park

    Grab some tubes and take a splash at the Poudre River Whitewater Park. Just north of Old Town, it's convenient as well as fun!

  4. Hit the pool! The Fort Collins Country Club and City Park pools are both excellent options.

  5. Picnic Rock Natural Area

    Take those tubes just a little further and take a float down Poudre Canyon to Picnic Rock, once the flow calms down again that is.