Service Adjustments

City of Durango Issues Smoking and Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Risk - read news release. 

City of Durango Issues Face Covering Orderread news release - read order - read FAQ - download business signage


  • Regulations governing on-site parking requirements will be temporarily relaxed to help facilitate outdoor business transactions - read news release. 
  • Public meeting procedures have been adjusted. Community members need to add their comments to an agenda item via email. Get all the details in the full news release here. 
  • All City of Durango facilities are closed to public access. 
  • Physical visits to the Community Development office at River City Hall have been suspended until further notice. More details at
  • Temporary relaxation of regulations governing signage, such as banners, teardrop banners and sandwich boards, to allow local businesses which are lawfully in operation to advertise their services - read news release.
  • Durango Businesses Can Apply to Temporarily Defer Sales Tax Payments - read news release.
  • Free parking at some meters downtown for curbside pickup.

Parks and Recreation

  • Fourth of July events have been canceled, except for fireworks display - read news release
  • Residents are encouraged to continue hiking, biking, and running, however, you must maintain the legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from others while participating in outdoor recreation.  
  • Lake Nighthorse is OPEN.
  • City of Durango open space, parks and trails are OPEN.
  • The skate park is OPEN.
  • Playgrounds, picnic areas, and other similar public gathering areas are CLOSED.
  • School District 9R playgrounds are CLOSED.
  • Fort Lewis College recreational facilities including Durango Softball Complex, Smith Sports Complex, the tennis courts, frisbee golf course, and Rim Trail are OPEN.

City Operations

  • The City of Durango will not be offering a free mulch day this year. We hope to offer this service again in 2021.
  • The Durango Recycle Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning May 12. Only single stream material – no electronic waste – will be accepted at this time. Face coverings are required - read news release
  • The Utilities Department reminds residents that options other than toilet paper should NOT be flushed down toilets. Paper towels, napkins and "flushable" wipes contribute to potential sewer backups into homes, streets. More details at the full news release here.
  • City water, sewer, trash and recycling service will continue, and late fees will be waived on city utility bills for now. For more information, please call Customer Service at (970) 375-5034.

Durango Public Library

  • Durango Public Library will resume contactless curbside service starting Wednesday, May 13. Library staff will be available to fill requests 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays - read news release.
  • Durango Public Library is closed to public access, but is offering La Plata County residents an Instant Digital Library Card. More details at

Durango Transit

  • Durango Transit Implements “No Mask, No Ride” Policy - read news release.
  • Each Transit bus is limited to a maximum capacity of six passengers on loop route buses and eight passengers on the Main Avenue Trolley. Saturday and Sunday Transit service will be reduced to on-the-hour service for all routes. Monday through Friday schedules remain the same, with service every 30 minutes. Find an updated weekend schedule with bus stop times at 

Durango-La Plata County Airport

  • The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) terminal facilities are open. Commercial airline flights to and from DRO are operating per normal schedules. More details at