Service Adjustments

August 5 - The Interim City Manager has rescinded the smoking and fire restrictions originally ordered on May 20 - read the order.

July 14 - During the July 14 study session, City Council decided to continue the virtual meeting setup until further notice.

June 16 - City Council voted unanimously to extend the face covering order indefinitely. 

Main Avenue to be Reconfigured for Safety and Expanded Outdoor Commerce. More details and permit applications can be found at - View signed Order #2020-09 (PDF)

City of Durango Issues Face Covering Order - read news release - read order (PDF) - read FAQ - download business signage (PDF)

Emergency Declaration was signed by the Interim City Manager on March 16 - View signed Order #2020-01 (PDF) - View City Council Resolution #2020-0007 (PDF)


  • Regulations governing on-site parking requirements will be temporarily relaxed to help facilitate outdoor business transactions - View signed Order #2020-06 (PDF)
  • Public meeting procedures have been adjusted. Community members need to add their comments to an agenda item via email. Get all the details in on our meetings page.
  • All City of Durango facilities are closed to public access. 
  • Physical visits to the Community Development office at River City Hall have been suspended until further notice. More details at
    • Temporary relaxation of regulations governing signage, such as banners, teardrop banners and sandwich boards, to allow local businesses which are lawfully in operation to advertise their services.
  • Durango Businesses Can Apply to Temporarily Defer Sales Tax Payments - Get more details here.
  • Free parking at some meters downtown for curbside pickup.

Parks and Recreation

  • Durango Community Recreation Center will be open for Family/Open Swim starting Monday, August 10.
  • Chapman Hill Rink will open for rollerskating and birthday parties starting Friday, June 26.
  • The Durango Community Recreation Center will reopen with modified hours and services Monday, June 29. 
  • Gametime summer childcare is operating and outdoor recreation programs are starting as scheduled.
  • City of Durango open space, parks and trails are OPEN.
  • Residents are encouraged to continue hiking, biking, and running, however, you must maintain the legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from others while participating in outdoor recreation.  
  • Playgrounds and picnic areas are OPEN.
  • The skate park is OPEN.
  • Lake Nighthorse is OPEN.
  • School District 9R playgrounds and grounds are OPEN.
  • Fort Lewis College recreational facilities including Durango Softball Complex, Smith Sports Complex, the tennis courts, frisbee golf course, and Rim Trail are OPEN.

City Operations

  • The City of Durango will not be offering a free mulch day this year. We hope to offer this service again in 2021.
  • The Durango Recycle Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning May 12. Only single stream material – no electronic waste – will be accepted at this time. Face coverings are required. 
  • The Utilities Department reminds residents that options other than toilet paper should NOT be flushed down toilets. Paper towels, napkins and "flushable" wipes contribute to potential sewer backups into homes, streets. View full news release (PDF).
  • City water, sewer, trash and recycling service will continue, and late fees will be waived on city utility bills for now. For more information, please call Customer Service at (970) 375-5034.

Durango Public Library

  • Durango Public Library is closed to public access, but is offering La Plata County residents an Instant Digital Library Card and contactless curbside pickup. More details at

Durango Transit

  • Durango Transit Implements “No Mask, No Ride” Policy - View full news release (PDF).
  • Each Transit bus is limited to a maximum capacity of six passengers on loop route buses and eight passengers on the Main Avenue Trolley. Saturday and Sunday Transit service will be reduced to on-the-hour service for all routes. Monday through Friday schedules remain the same, with service every 30 minutes. Find an updated weekend schedule with bus stop times at 

Durango-La Plata County Airport

  • The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) terminal facilities are open. Commercial airline flights to and from DRO are operating per normal schedules. More details at