Larimer County
The Ranch Events Complex Master Plan
Reservoir Parks Master Plan

Two Plans, One Great County to Play!

What’s New?
Comments Sought on Reservoir Parks Draft Plan!

After a year of analysis and public input collected through three meeting series, Larimer County and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have published the Reservoir Parks Master Plan and associated Resource Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. The plans outline potential recreation improvements and other management actions at Horsetooth, Carter Lake, Pinewood and Flatiron reservoirs, which are owned and managed by Reclamation and where recreation is managed by Larimer County.

Review the Reservoir Parks Master Plan and the RMP/EA.

How to provide your feedback: Specific and substantial comments on how to refine the plans are being accepted until August 7, 2017.

Open Houses: The public is invited to provide input on the draft Reservoir Parks Master Plan and RMP/EA at two open houses at the following locations and times:

June 14, 2017
4:30 pm to 7 pm
Chilson Senior Center
700 E 4th St, South Entrance
June 15, 2017
4:30 pm to 7 pm
Larimer County Courthouse
200 W Oak, Hearing Room

Online Questionnaire: Online comments will be collected through Questionnaire #4 available online at:

Email: Reclamation at Patrick McCusker or Larimer County Natural Resources.

Budweiser Events Center
The Ranch Events Complex
Carter Lake

5 Great Event Series to Give Your Input!

What methods should we use to reach you and what is your initial feedback?
PHASE 2: Visioning (July-Sept)
Refine the vision, issues, objectives and opportunities for the plans.
PHASE 3: Alternatives (Oct-Jan)
PHASE 4: Draft Plans (Feb-July)
Input on the preferred options, strategies and draft plans.
PHASE 5: Final Plans (Aug-Oct)
Final Plan Presentations Public Hearings
Refine the final plans, support the adoption and define the steps for implementation.

Planning for the Next Generation: Project Background

From boating and camping to concerts and rodeos, Larimer County offers it all. Larimer County is embarking on a plan that will guide the future management of the County Reservoir Parks and The Ranch Events Complex.

Through a simultaneous effort, Larimer County will be completing The Ranch Events Complex Master Plan and the Larimer County Reservoir Parks Master Plan/ Resource Management Plan update. It is envisioned that while these would be two separate plans with separate outcomes, the projects would be performed in parallel for an efficient public involvement process. The combined effort will allow decision makers to reach a wider audience and gain input on the vast range of activities in Larimer County.