Over the weekend the boys and I went to City Park to work out at the plyometric stations. ( I think that’s what they’re called…) It took about an hour to complete the workout, and once we were finished we headed over to the park as a reward.
The park has two playgrounds, one is perfect for toddlers and the other is perfect for anyone who can run and play. Upon parking, we were greeted by a little streetcar station.
If you didn’t know, Fort Collins is home to a Municipal Railway Society. Made up of a small group of volunteers, the society works in partnership with the Fort Collins Museum to preserve and operate the railway.
In the 80s this non-profit restored the 1.5 mile-long railway and historic streetcar valued at $2.5 million. Once they were done, they turned it all over to the City at no cost to the City or County. (cool, huh?)
Take a Ride on Birney Car 21
Folks can ride the Fort Collins Municipal Railway from May through September each Saturday and Sunday. It’s open from noon to 5pm. You can board at City Park near where I like to call the toddler playground which is next to the tennis courts or at these other locations off Mountain: Shields St., Loomis St, Howes St. The street car takes about 30 minutes to run its route which is perfect for the kids to enjoy. Children under 3 years old are free. Kids above 3 are only a buck each…and adults are an even $2.
I’ll be taking my first ride this weekend, but if you have a fun picture you’d like to share on the blog, please email me and I’ll share the photo on the blog. Be sure to provide me with a caption!
There are a few events happening this summer. One special way to spend Father’s Day is to take your dad or spouse on a trolley ride. (Father ride for free!) In July free rides will be given on the 17th and 18th thanks to the Downtown Business Association.
Check out this list for more:
• June 15, Fathers ride free
• June 21, 10AM-2PM: Car 25 open house, 330 N. Howes St.
• July 4, 10 AM: Car 21 leads parade from City Park to Avery House.
• July 17 & 18, Free rides
I’ll be sure to update the post with our experience and photos, but remember, I’d love to share your special moments on the trolley as well!