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. Rotary Park and Santa Rita Park have bathrooms available year round. At Santa Rita Park there are public restrooms for park users on the east side of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Administration building adjacent to Whitewater Park.
Restrooms Open for the Season
- Dallabetta Park
- Durango Softball Complex at Fort Lewis College
- Fassbinder Park
- Folsom Park
- Jenkins Ranch Park
- Oxbow Park and Preserve
- Riverview Sports Complex
- Rotary Park
- Santa Rita Park - in the Water Reclamation building
- Schneider Park
- Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College
Cemetery 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. There are several Juniper trees in the Cemetery so the treatments will take several days. There will be cones and signs reminding people of the treatments when they enter the Cemetery.
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
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.
Schedule of Maintenance
Organic Weed Mitigation
Organic weed mitigation with take place at the following parks and days:
- Needham Elementary Park: May 17, June 14, July 12, August 16
- Brookside Park: May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16
- Animas River Trail: June 7, July 5, August 2, August 30
For additional information, contact the Parks and Recreation, Park Maintenance Division at 970-375-7384.