If it’s a park, river trail, open space, or a river float, Durango has the outdoor playground for you! Check out our parks, open space, and trails for the activity that suits your needs.
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.
Due to vandalism, no soap is provided in park restrooms. Bring your own hand sanitizer. Rotary Park and Santa Rita Park have bathrooms available year-round. Santa Rita Park has public restrooms for park users on the east side of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Administration building adjacent to Whitewater Park.
Restrooms Open in Winter
Santa Rita Park - in the Water Reclamation building
Tennis Court Winter information
The tennis courts will remain open until it snows. In the fall they will be reopened once the snow melts, but once winter sets in, they will be closed for an extended period of time.
Mason Center, 301 E. 12th St
Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College, 700 Talon Lane
Jenkins Ranch Park, 435 Jenkins Ranch Road
Reserving a Tennis Court
Select this link to the registration page, and scroll down the page until you get to the tennis court tab. At the top of the page in the search tab and "Court Search". It is $2/hour and the reservations can be made up to 10 days in advance. (Please note that reservations are non-refundable, so you will need to be mindful of the weather, especially in the fall and winter when courts are available still.)
Cemetery Summer Tree Spraying
The Forestry Division will be having a contracted arborist treat the Juniper trees in the Cemetery for Cedar Bark Beetles from 6/21/23 to 6/28/23. Several Juniper trees are in the Cemetery, so the treatments will take several days. Cones and signs will remind people of the treatments when they enter the Cemetery.
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.