Durango Continues to Provide Outdoor Outlets Amid Crisis

horse gulch

It’s a true blessing to be living in Durango during these times. We have beautiful scenery, great warm spring/summer weather, and access to the great outdoors close by. But what, exactly, is open, and what is closed? We aim to help!

Here is an update of current In-Town outdoor closures/openings from the City Of Durango:

  • City of Durango open space, parks and trails are OPEN.
  • Residents are encouraged to continue hiking, biking, and running, however, you must maintain the legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from others while participating in outdoor recreation.
  • The skate park, playgrounds, picnic areas, and other similar public gathering areas are CLOSED.

So we still have access to the following parks:

buckley park

  • Fanto Park (Not Playground or Swing Set)
  • Schneider Park (Not Skatepark, Picnic Tables, or Facilities)
    • Off of W 9th St. and Roosa Ave.
  • Durango Off-Leash Dog Park
    • West Side of US 160 & 550
  • South Santarita Park (Not Playground)
    • Santa Rita Dr. Durango, CO, 81301
  • Buckley Park
    • Between 12th and 13th St off of Main Ave
  • Iris Park
    • Off of W 12th St and Veteran’s Way
  • Rotary Park
    • Off of E 15th St and E 2nd Ave
  • Fassbinder Park (Not Playground)
    • W 17th St and W 2nd Ave
  • Claire Viles Park (Not Playground)
    • E Park ave and E 18th St
  • Folsom Park (No Playground or Courts)
    • Folsom Pl
  • Memorial Park Phase 1
    • E 2nd Ave and E 32nd St
  • Memorial Park Phase 2
    • Off of Rio Vista Circle along Animas River

Also, the following trail systems and wilderness parks are still open for hiking and biking:

  • Animas River Trail
  • Horse Gulch
  • Animas Mountain
  • Twin Buttes
  • Dalla Mountain Park
  • Overend Mountain Park
  • Grandview Ridge
  • Rim Trail
  • Junction Creek / Colorado Trail

For more info on our local trails: https://co-durango.civicplus.com/555/Trails

These facilities are still Closed:

  • Durango Community Recreation Center
  • Chapman Hill
  • Durango Gymnastics
  • Lake Nighthorse
  • City park playgrounds and picnic areas (shelters)
  • Skatepark in Schneider Park
  • School District 9R Grounds and Tennis Courts
  • Fort Lewis College Grounds and Tennis Courts
  • Oxbow Park (For construction)

Please stay safe out there! We’re all in this together.

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