Parks & Recreation

2700 N. Main Avenue, Durango CO 81301     970-375-7321     Contact Durango Parks and Recreation

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National Accreditation distinguishes Durango Parks and Recreation Department in the top 1% of Parks and Recreation agencies in the Country.  

For more information see the press release here.

CAPRA National Standards

For more information on Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agency (CAPRA) and CAPRA National Standards for Accreditation, select here.

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Current Projects Webpage

Read the April 2021 issue of The Pulse!

Friends of Parks and Recreation Program

The Friends of Parks and Recreation Program has volunteer opportunities year-round.  More information here.

Tennis Courts Open for the Season

  • Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St
  • Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College, 700 Talon Lane
  • Jenkins Ranch Park, 435 Jenkins Ranch Road

Reservations Recommended at the Recreation Center & Chapman Hill

For information on scheduling your workout session at the Recreation Center, please visit Durango Community Recreation Center webpage here and the Chapman Hill webpage here for reservation information and links.

Animas River Trail North & Oxbow Park River Access

Oxbow Park river access and a new segment of the Animas River Trail from Animas City Park to Oxbow Park and Preserve is OPEN!  For more information please visit the ART North Extension page.

Public Comment Portal

Want an easy way to send your public comments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board or the Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board, well now you have it.  Click here for the Form Center and select the Board or Commission you would like to give public comment to.

Fire Adapted Durango Partnership

Fire mitigation plan for Durango’s wildland-urban interface zone (WUI) information here:  View the Fire Adapted Durango Partnership Presentation here.  Access website links to Fire Adapted Durango Partnership organizations here.

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Friends of Parks & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities