Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Board Overview

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is to oversee the maintenance, expansion, use, and protection of the city’s parks and recreational facilities, as well as, enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide enjoyment, health and general welfare to its residents. This board also provides recreational opportunities for groups and individuals that encourage the development of a comprehensive recreation program.

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At a Glance

Established byResolution 2018-9
Number on BoardSeven members and one alternate
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonCouncilor Chris Bettin
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation Center


The Recreation Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding:

  • Improvements to parks, trails, the cemetery, and facilities developed primarily for recreation
  • The urban forest of Durango within the street rights-of-way
  • All parks and recreation areas
  • Parkland acquisition or facilities for recreational purposes and their disposition
  • Short and long range planning

The board also initiates, reviews, and makes recommendations regarding operational policy and programs.

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresTerm #
Tom Barney, Vice ChairFeb. 2020Jan. 20231
Seth Furtney
Feb. 2019Jan. 20222
Marty GrabijasFeb. 2020Jan. 20231
Richard Hoehlein
Feb. 2019Jan. 20223
Anthony Savastano, ChairMarch 2018Jan. 20212
Meghan Scully, Alternate Feb. 2020Jan. 20221
Richard SpeegleJan. 2020Jan. 20235
Janet WileyFeb. 2020Jan. 20221
Chris Bettin, City Council LiaisonN/AN/AN/A
Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director