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Cundiff Park/Santa Rita Park Planning & Design

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is initiating a planning and design process for the development of Cundiff Park and redevelopment of Santa Rita Park following completion of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility.

Please join us on February 6, 2018 from 4:45 p.m. – 7:00 pm at the Durango Community Recreation Center at 2700 Main Avenue for an open house (4:45 – 5:15 p.m.), project presentation (5:15 – 5:30 p.m.) and discussion of park design considerations for these two parks (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): (1) Active and Passive Recreation opportunities at Cundiff Park; (2) Active and Passive Recreation opportunities at Santa Rita Park; (3) Recreational use relationships between Cundiff Park and Santa Rita Park.

Both Cundiff Park and Santa Rita Park provide important recreational amenities to the greater Durango community.   Please join City staff and representatives of DHM Design to help guide the future development and redevelopment of these two multi-faceted public parks.

Cundiff Park/Santa Rita Park Planning & Design Documents:


Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail Connection

The City of Durango is evaluating the Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail connection with consideration of several alternatives.  The trail planning and design involves the area between River Road and the existing section of the SMART 160 Trail at the west end of the Grandview interchange.
Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail Connection

Durango Whitewater Park
Durango Whitewater Park in-stream construction is finished and open for boating. Construction on the shoreline amenities adjacent to the in-stream Whitewater Park features will continue the remainder of this year. To scout the Smelter Rapids at the Whitewater Park, use river right at the Off Leash Area (dog park) and portage river left and walk on the re-route of the Animas River Trail around the wastewater treatment plant to put back in near the restrooms.

The improvements will secure the City's Recreational In-channel Diversion (RICD) water rights for the Animas River.  The improved Whitewater Park will add features for top level and recreational boaters.

View the Whitewater Park Design

Whitewater Park Community Vision Workshop - November 21, 2013

Updated Information from the Whitewater Park Community Workshop


Preliminary Design Options

River Access Access Design Process
Please visit the River Access Design page for updated information and a list of public meetings.