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Open Space Preservation
All City open space and natural surface trails are OPEN.  

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
Durango Area Public Lands
Durango Area Public Lands 

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.

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