Current Projects

Neighborhood Park Improvements

Santa Rita Park

Construction on the new amenities and improved parking begins May 12. The project will include demolition of the former Chamber of Commerce building and parking improvements. Access to the Santa Rita Park playing field, playground and river will remain open during construction. 

The project will replace two lighted sand volleyball courts, a lighted basketball court and picnic shelter displaced during construction of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. Construction and park landscape improvements will be complete early November 2021.

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Mason Center Park

Preliminary Schedule for Mason Center Park Project which is subject to change if unforeseen obstacles are encountered, or weather delays:

  • Mobilization:  April 26
  • Demolition of structures, footings and paving:  April 26 - May 13
  • Topsoil preparation, irrigation and sod installation:  May 13 - May 28
  • Demobilization:  June 4
  • Establishment period of sod completion:  July 2

Mason Center 2021 Demolition and Restoration Plan

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The Mason Center Park Improvement meeting took place on January 21, 2021.  

The PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting may be viewed here.  To receive the audio recording from the January 21, 2021 Mason Center Park Improvement virtual meeting, please contact us at 

Public comments as of April 25, 2021 are available here

Hillcrest View Park

The Hillcrest View Park Improvement meeting took place January 28, 2021. The PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting may be viewed here 

Public comments are available here

Pioneer Park

The Pioneer Park Improvement meeting took place February 11, 2021. The PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting may be viewed here

Public comments as of March 5, 2021 are available here

Other Current Project Information:

Durango Mesa Area Plan

The City of Durango is initiating the development of an area plan for Durango Mesa, the property previously known as Ewing Mesa. With the assistance of the community, the City and its partners will identify future uses for the property that will focus on recreation, cultural amenities, open space and other public purposes consistent with the goals of the City’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan and the soon to be completed Parks, Opens Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. The plan will also incorporate the findings of the recently completed La Plata County Multi-Use Event Center Master Plan. Development of the Durango Mesa Area Plan is being funded through a generous $100,000 grant from the LOR Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing livability and quality of life in the Intermountain West.

May 3, 2018 Durango Mesa Area Plan Community Meeting Conceptual Master Plan (PDF)

April 5, 2018 Public Meeting Presentation and Information (PDF)

Cundiff Park Planning & Design

Cundiff Park hosts the BMX track, a mountain bike beginner's pump track, the Animas River Trail and Animas River Access. Future development is proposed for Cundiff Park once Phase I of Durango Mesa Park has been completed, which consists of moving the BMX track up to the Durango Mesa Park. Cundiff Park Final Concept Plan

Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail Connection

The City of Durango is evaluating the Animas River Trail to SMART 160 Trail connection with consideration of several alternatives. The trail planning and design involves the area between River Road and the existing section of the SMART 160 Trail at the west end of the Grandview interchange.