Help us keep history alive at the 1883 Fort Collins Water Works


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2005 North Overland TrailFort Collins, CO 80521
1883 Fort Collins Water Works


About the 1883 Fort Collins Water Works
The 1883 Water Works was Fort Collins' first public works project. It is located along the foothills west of Fort Collins, where the historic Overland Trail runs through the property. The property is on the State Register of Historic Properties and is recognized as a Local Landmark by the Fort Collins City Council.

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation and its auxiliary, Friends of the Water Works, manage and interpret the city-owned Water Works property. For the past 20+ years, the Friends have provided educational tours to interested individuals and groups who attended open houses.

Volunteer with the Friends of the Water Works
As a Friend of the Water Works, you will help lead educational tours during our season open houses (May - October) and assist with scheduled tours for interested groups, such as scout troops and city employees. You can help us plan and celebrate the grand opening of the Water Works in 1883 with our annual event, Big Splash at the Water Works. Our celebration brings the community together along with Poudre Fire Authority to engage all ages in educational activities.

As a Friend of the Water Works, you can play a part in preserving our local history for generations to come.

Join the Friends of the Water Works for their monthly meetings on the third Monday of every month, from 5 - 7 PM.


  • History
  • Construction
  • System Engineering
  • Environmental Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum: monthly meetings, third Monday 5 - 7 PM

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