Open Space, Parks & Trails

open space and trailsNearly half of the 681 acres of Three Springs is dedicated to open space, parks, trails and schools. That’s about 300 acres of playground for people of all ages. You can see on our master plan just how these open spaces were planned.  Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of this great feature of our traditional neighborhood design. The maintenance of these open areas is designed to conserve water and hundreds of trees have been moved and replanted (not bought and planted) to create a mature landscape from the start. The Three Springs Sustainability Plan was the first of its kind and is a great read about the commitment Three Springs has to the environment and future generations.

In addition to the green belt parks that run east to west at the top of Village One as well as along the trails, there are 12 pocket parks that will include play equipment, community gardens and seating areas which encourage the interaction of Three Springs residents. Right now, our residents enjoy Three Springs Plaza, the playground on Mercado Street and the new Confluence Park that features a playground and picnic area. The 75-acre city community park is under development by the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department. This will be the City of Durango’s largest developed park. The Master Plan for the park includes sports fields for softball and soccer, tennis courts, a destination playground, walking trails, picnic areas, dog play area, and passive areas, including a pond.

Food, Shops & Services


Our Mercado and Business District is alive with activity —  from banks to insurance companies, a 24 hour fitness center, and the popular Digs Restaurant and Bar. Three Springs has a Durango Police Department Station as well as a planned Fire Station, and the area’s biggest and most respected medical campus, Mercy Medical Center and Medical Office Building, that anchors our community.

For more information on the Business District, including a business directory, click here.

Reclaimed Artwork

Artist Kelly Hurford has created several installation pieces that are permanently on display at Three Springs. These include: Cattails and Dragonflies at the center of the Roundabouts, the Sunflower Gates at the Community Garden and the Bicycle racks- all of which have been designed utilizing reclaimed steel. As a sustainable development, Three Springs promotes recycling, re-using products, and reducing the burden upon our environment.

The developers of Three Springs are leading efforts to create a sustainable community: meeting needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Neighborhoods are built green with energy efficient appliances, construction waste is recycled, and land is preserved as open space. This, in addition to the programs listed above, promotes sustainability and creates a neighborhood that looks better and lasts longer.


Part of Three Springs commitment to sustainability lies in providing ease of transportation to and from our neighborhood, connecting Three Springs to historic downtown Durango as well as other parts of the county. Our goal is to enable people to use alternative transportation whenever possible.  Three Springs possesses a location- centrally located between downtown Durango, Ignacio and Bayfield — that creates a natural hub for transit services.


Using a Durango Transit pass, riders can board the Road Runner at the Three Springs Mercy transit stop heading to the Durango Transit Center, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 am, 7:15 am, 9:00 am, 9:05 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:55 pm, 5:25 pm. Riders heading from the Transit Center to Mercy can pick up the bus, Monday through Friday, at 7:08 am, 7:48 am, 9:35 am, 10:08 am, 1:08 pm, 3:35 pm, 5:28 pm and 6:03 pm. Durango Transit passes are not eligible for a free ride on the Road Runner Stage Lines service to Grand Junction. For more information about Road Runner Transit, visit or call (970) 563-4545. 

The key changes to Durango Transit service affecting Three Springs are:

  • Elimination of the Three Springs/Mercy Route
  • Partnership with Road Runner Transit to provide service to Three Springs/Mercy at no additional cost to Durango Transit pass holders
  • All routes extended to 7:00 am – 9:00 pm service, year round
  • Extended Opportunity Bus service (7: 00 am – 9:00 pm, 7 days a week year round)
  • No service days on City holidays.

Durango Transit entered into an agreement with the Southern Ute Action Community Action Program (SUCAP) Road Runner Transit to offer rides to Durango Transit pass holders to and from Mercy Regional Medical Center at Three Springs and the Durango Transit Center at no additional cost to riders.

For new Durango Transit route maps and more information, please visit or call (970) 375-4901.

In addition, Road Runner, a free service offered by the Southern Ute Community Action Partnership (SUCAP), provides service to Bayfield, Ignacio and Aztec locations. You must call ahead to schedule a pick up from Mercy Regional Medical Center  (563-4545).  And of course, if you are self-powered — the bicycle trails are a great option. The famous Animas River Trail continues to grow and will eventually link Durango to Bayfield, with Three Springs right on the way!

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