Parks and Cemetery
Please help us maintain the quality of our parks, trails, and open space. Please pick up and properly dispose of your pet’s waste. Remember, all dogs must be on a leash on all city lands and trails, except the off-leash area.
Restrooms in the Durango park system
Due to vandalism, no soap is provided in park restrooms. Bring your own hand sanitizer. Restrooms are closed for winter months, starting in the fall before the first freeze and will reopened in the spring after the last freeze. Rotary Park and Santa Rita Park have bathrooms available year round. Due to vandalism and misuse, the portable toilets at Santa Rita Park playground have been removed. There are public restrooms for park users on the east side of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Administration building adjacent to Whitewater Park.
Tennis Court Locations
- Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St
- Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College, 700 Talon Lane
- Jenkins Ranch Park, 435 Jenkins Ranch Road
The City of Durango promotes Best Management Practices in the stewardship of City lands to ensure the safe enjoyment of parks and open spaces in the community. The City has contracted with a third party provider for noxious weed abatement. Applications are conducted to improve the quality of the right-of-ways, parks and open spaces in the City’s system. The weed control is repeatedly tested and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and third party provider services are licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation, Park Maintenance Division at 970-375-7384.
The proposed future 75-acre Community Park of Durango will be a people's park and a community gathering space that embraces a variety of needs and uses to serve Durango's growing population. The proposed site for this future park is located in the Three Springs Community Development, five miles from downtown Durango.