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

Established byResolution 2018-9
Number on BoardSeven members and one alternate
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonCouncilor Chris Bettin
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation 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

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Christy Curd, Alternate09/04/201901/31/2022
Anthony Savastano, Vice Chair03/05/201801/31/2021
Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation DirectorNANA
Ed Horvat02/07/201701/31/2020
Kim Martin02/19/201901/31/2022
Richard Speegle02/07/201701/31/2020
Frank Viehmann02/07/201701/31/2020
Seth Furtney02/19/201901/31/2022
Richard Hoehlein, Chair02/19/201901/31/2022