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Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Board Overview
The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is to oversee the maintenance, expansion, use, and protection of the city's parks and recreational facilities, as well as, enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide enjoyment, health and general welfare to its residents.

This board also provides recreational opportunities for groups and individuals that encourage the development of a comprehensive recreation program.

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by Resolution 2018-9
Number on Board Seven members and one alternate
Length of Term Three years
Council Liaison Councilor Chris Bettin
Regular Meeting Time Second Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm
Regular Meeting Location Recreation Center

The Recreation Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding:
  • Improvements to parks, trails, the cemetery, and facilities developed primarily for recreation 
  • The urban forest of Durango within the street rights-of-way
  • All parks and recreation areas
  • Parkland acquisition or facilities for recreational purposes and their disposition
  • Short and long range planning

The board also initiates, reviews, and makes recommendations regarding operational policy and programs.

Current Members
Name Appointed Term Expires
Sandy Burke 02/23/2016 01/31/2019
Anthony Savastano, Vice Chair 03/05/2018 01/31/2021
Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director NA NA
Ed Horvat 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Laura Sofia Bader, Youth Ex-Officio 05/04/2016 07/31/2017
Kim Martin, Alternate 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Richard Speegle 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Frank Viehmann 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Seth Furtney 02/23/2016 01/31/2019
Richard Hoehlein, Chair 02/23/2016 01/31/2019