With fun for everyone, Edora Park boasts a variety of some of the best amenities for parks located in Fort Collins. The top amenities in Edora Park are listed below:
Disk Golf Course -
This course holds a 4.3 star rating with the association for professional disk golf, and includes 18 holes of play. Players from any age or skill level can grab a Frisbee and come enjoy this fun, free activity!
To find out more about leagues, maps, and events for disk golf in Fort Collins.
Skate Park -
Open to all, and centered in the middle of Edora park is a 17,000 square foot skate park, great for bikes, skateboards, and scooters.
Baseball fields -
The Edora baseball fields host many leagues and games including little leagues, tee ball, adult leagues, and even kickball. The Fort Collins Baseball Club organizes over 250 teams all over the city, and are always accepting more players.
Find out more about FCBC.
Tennis Courts -
On the east side of Edora, 6 full size tennis courts with lights are available to the public for free.
EPIC (Edora Pool and Ice center) -
Home of the Colorado State University Hockey and Water polo teams, the grand facility hosts both skating and swimming events for several Fort Collins teams. Included with diving boards, weight room, and 2 ice rinks, this center is also open to the public year-round.
Trail access -
The Edora Park can be accessed from nearly all of the Fort Collins trails, including the Spring Creek and Power trail which intersect at the park.
The Fort Collins power trail runs directly North/South along the west side of Timberline, stretching all the way from Trilby up to its end at the Edora Park. From there, the trail splits in two directions going to the gorgeous Spring Creek trail heading west, as well as the famed Poudre trail which can take you as far South as Greeley, and as far North as Read Feather lakes. This intersection at Edora Park is truly the access to a hub for the best trails that Fort Collins has to offer.
Live the Edora Park lifestyle in Fort Collins. LC Home is currently building new homes at Spring Creek (Drake & Timberline) walking distance from Edora Park and all of its amenities. For additional information about the available homes at Spring Creek by LC Home visit the community page.
The historic armory building in downtown Loveland was built in 1926 as a community hub and military training center and has served many different purposes in its 90-year life.After 35 years as home to a National Guard Unit, the iconic structure at 201 S. Lincoln Ave. also served as storage for Hewlett-Packard, school district headquarters, city offices and most recently a church.The church, whose members in 1993 painstakingly remodeled and saved the aging piece of Loveland history, and had it listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now selling the building."The building we are at, the location, really does not support the vision we have for our church," said the Rev. Jason Avant, head pastor of Calvary Church. The church is looking for a larger building and more land to house a gym, activity center and space for different classes and workshops.So, they have listed the church for sale for $1.12 million and, at the same time, are looking for a new location for Calvary Church, which will rebrand itself as The Avenue, a United Pentecostal Church. The avenue is symbolic for the path to a better life it will support for its members through classes, support groups and community outreach, Avant said.The church bought the building in 1993 from the city of Loveland, which bought it in 1979 and initially used it for parks and recreation and water department operations until the Loveland Civic Center opened in 1986.In 1990, the City Council at the time, voted on whether to spend $50,000 to fix the roof, replace windows and secure the building, but with a 4-4 tie, nothing was done and the building remained in limbo.The roof continued to leak on the 14,000-square foot armory, and by the time the church bought it in 1993, the interior was in disrepair. News articles from the 1990s describe rotted floor boards, windows smashed by vandals and paint chipping away from foot-thick concrete walls.It was in such disrepair that, in a 1992 Reporter-Herald article, city officials estimated, it could cost as much as $350,000 to bring the Armory up to city code. Instead, the church members led by Pastor Daniel Johnson, gave new meaning to walking the walk and remodeled the building themselves, step by step, and turned the inside into a church, classrooms and offices."They definitely made it something of beauty out of the ashes," said Avant.
A community effort
In the early 1920s, when Loveland's population was about 7,000, the Loveland Civic Association, a predecessor of the Chamber of Commerce, began spearheading an effort to locate a National Guard Armory unit in downtown Loveland, according to the application for placement on the historic register. The unit would provide a community hub and boost the economy.Clarence J. Morley, who was Colorado governor at the time, approved the request for the armory in Loveland, and the civic association bought the land for $800 with $200 down and plans to finance the rest, though the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary stepped in and helped pay off the remaining $600.