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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Durango Community Recreation Center Reopens Monday, June 29

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The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the reopening of the Durango Community Recreation Center on Monday, June 29, 2020. The health and safety of community members is the top priority, and the City appreciates their patience and flexibility in the navigation of this first phase of reopening. Recreation Center guests are asked to abide by the guidelines below to keep staff and the community safe and healthy to allow the facility to remain open.

Modified Facility Hours:

Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office Hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • It is mandatory that all guests wear a face covering upon entering the Recreation Center
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Use provided wipes to clean off equipment before and after use
  • Due to capacity limits, entry is available on a first come, first serve basis.  If the facility is at full capacity, guests may need to wait outside for entry
  • Limit workouts to 90 minutes to allow others use of the facilities
  • Guests are encouraged to come dressed to workout
  • Bring your own equipment - basketballs, volleyballs, pickleballs, etc. since checkout equipment will be unavailable

The following areas of the facility will be open during the first phase with limited capacity in each area:  

  • Fitness area including free weights, Cybex machines and cardio equipment
  • Indoor track
  • Assessment room
  • Gymnasium
  • Racquetball courts
  • Aquatics Area including Lap Pool for lap swim only, Leisure Pool lap lanes and Current Channel for exercise and therapy, and Hot Tub
  • Locker rooms, showers, restrooms

The following Recreation Center programs will be offered in Phase I: Durango Swim Club, Master Swim Program, fitness classes and personal training (modified schedule and location), water fitness classes (modified scheduled), swim lessons (Parent Tot, Private & Semiprivate only). Schedules are available at

The following amenities will open in a phased manner when it is safe to do so according to health officials: Water fountains (please bring your own water bottle), game room, climbing wall, childcare, and open swimming.

Suspended passes will be extended for the duration the facility has been closed.

Please be patient as these new procedures are implemented. The Parks and Recreation Department looks forward to seeing the community back in the Recreation Center! 

For additional information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office at (970) 375-7321 or

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