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Future Parks and Recreation Expenditures
In April 2015, the Durango voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure to extend a half-cent sales tax for an additional twenty years until 2039 to support dedicated parks and recreation funding. The half-cent tax was originally approved in 1999 to fund the Durango Community Recreation Center and expand the Animas River Trail.  A second dedicated funding for parks and recreation purposes is the 2005 sales tax for open space preservation and stewardship and the development and maintenance of parks and trails.  This tax will remain in effect through 2026.

To assure accountability, the expenditures from these tax funds are subject to review and recommendation in a public process; this responsibility falls to the City Council appointed Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board, and the Multi Modal Advisory Board.  The Advisory Boards strive to maintain an open, transparent and inclusive process for the review and evaluation of proposed capital improvement projects.  The Advisory Boards have developed procedures to ensure that the City seeks input from citizens and most equitably represents the diverse populations and perspectives of our community.

Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021: 

Durango Parks and Recreation Department Strategic Plan 2017-2021, Adopted April 2017 

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