Proposed Pickleball Courts at Smith Sports Complex
Animas River Trail - Rank Park to Demon Pedestrian Bridge
The existing trail surface in this section of the Animas River Trail between Rank Park and the Demon Pedestrian Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2022. Trail improvements that will include a wider concrete trail platform and enhanced drainage infrastructure. Construction of the trail improvements is currently scheduled to begin spring 2022.
Animas River Trail North - 32nd Street and Animas River crossing
The proposed connection of the Animas River Trail between Memorial Park and Animas City Park via a grade-separated underpass crossing of E. 32nd Street and a a new pedestrian bridge spanning 170 feet across the Animas River, is currently in progress.
- Scott McClain, Assistant Parks Director (970) 375-7322 Click on images to enlarge.
Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail Connection
The multi-use, hard-surface, SMART 160 Trail connection will be the primary community trail corridor between the Three Springs area of Durango and the Animas River Trail within the City of Durango. The final build out of the SMART 160 Trail will provide approximately 2.6 miles of trail. Progress has been made with development of portions of the trail on the both the western and eastern ends of the connection.
The preliminary alignment for the remaining portion of trail has been identified in coordination with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and adjacent property owners. The 1.25 mile long trail segment corridor included in SMART 160 East Trail Connection project will provide public trail connection between a proposed future underpass of Highway 550/160 at the Sale Barn trailhead and the developed trail at the Highway 550/160 overpass bridge structures, linking central Durango to the Three Springs area of the community together.
Santa Rita Park
Santa Rita Park is a heavily used park space within the City of Durango parks system. 2021 construction has replaced park amenities that were displaced by development of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility (SRWRF), which include a lighted basketball court, two lighted sand volleyball courts and a large picnic pavilion. The project will finish this spring with minor landscape
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Hillcrest View Park
A new playground space is planned for Hillcrest View Park. A community meeting was conducted in late January with input that included improving pedestrian access into the park, improving seating and maintaining a smaller, neighborhood scale for the playground.
The playground area will be lowered to improve the overall accessibility between the park and street levels. At this time there is not a construction timeline for this project.
Hillcrest View Park Exhibit
The Hillcrest View Park Improvement meeting took place January 28, 2021. The PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting may be viewed here
Park improvements including ADA accessible parking, an ADA accessible sidewalk to the shade pavilion, natural climbing boulders, tree plantings and landscape improvements at the west edge of the park are planned for 2022. Community feedback specific to possible park and play area improvements was provided during a neighborhood. Suggested park improvements included additional tree plantings, additional buffer landscape and irrigation at the west edge of the park, low scale and naturalistic play, additional seating, and better parking/accessibility.