Open Space Preservation

Land Preservation

The city's Open Space Preservation program handles acquisition and improvements of city open space.

Open Space Areas Preserve

  • Scenic views
  • Community backdrops
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Passive recreation
  • Unique natural areas
  • Important watersheds
  • Cultural / historic areas

Methods of Preservation

  • Conservation easements
  • Dedications
  • Donations
  • Purchase and transfer of development rights
  • Fee-title acquisitions

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The City Council considers all viable funding sources in the preservation of open space, including the voter-approved City Parks, Open Space and Trails Fund, other public funding sources such as Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and private donations to the tax-deductible City of Durango Enrichment Fund.