Don’t call them obscure! Fort Collins provides for your emerging sports needs.

Finding an open tennis or basketball court in almost any town in America isn’t all that hard anymore but what if you want to play Bocce? Pickleball? If you want to try something new, chances are that there is not only a sport available in your area but facilities and a league as well.

Pickleball: This mesh of badminton and table tennis is very welcoming to players of all skill and experience levels. Check out the courts at City Park, events at Fort Collins Senior Center, and more information at Northern Colorado Pickleball Association, www.nocopickleball.com. Fort Collins has 17 pickleball courts across 7 parks. 

Squash: Another racquet sport without quite the name recognition of tennis, Squash has a diehard dedication among its players. Courts are available at both the Fort Collins Club and Raintree Athletic Club.

Archery:  The Fort Collins Archery Association maintains a wonderful archery range at the junction of I-25 and East Prospect Road. The range is open to the public for a daily $3.00 fee. The range provides restrooms and picnic tables as well.

Horseshoes: Proving any thrown object can be turned into a competitive sport, lovers of that clanging sound won’t be disappointed in Larimer County. Edora Park has lighted horseshoe courts for drop in and league play.  Contact the Fort Collins Horseshoe Club league director, Bryan Wilson, at bryan1962@comcast.net for more information.

The amount of activities available to you is only limited by your desire. From tennis to disk golf, skateboarding to swimming, check https://www.fcgov.com/recreator to find ways to keep fit and meet some awesome folks.