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Durango Parks & Rec releases updated Master Plan

Durango Parks & Rec releases master plan

One of the many perks to living in the Durango area is the lavish municipal recreation program funded by the 1/2 cent sales tax established in 1999 for that very purpose. While there has been open debate about the potential reallocation of this tax due to the City's request for more funding, some outside communities view the program to be a success. Now, the City of Durango is asking for public input on how they intend to spend these tax revenues through 2023.

The City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. The Draft Master Plan is available for review at https://www.durangoparksplan.com/technical-reports.html

The update of the former 2010 Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan was initiated in 2017 and the multi-year process has included extensive community engagement and a comprehensive overview of the Durango Parks and Recreation Department services and programs by the consulting team led by PROS Consulting. The Master Plan has a laid-out community-driven vision and ambitious goals for the future.

There will be a presentation of the Draft Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan by the consulting team at a community meeting on Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center, located at 2700 Main Avenue. A City Council Study Session to review the Draft Master Plan will also be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 949 East Second Avenue.

Public comments on the Draft Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan should be submitted to rec@durangogov.org and for additional information, contact the Durango Parks and Recreation Department at (970) 375-7321.

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