The root word of “recreation” is “creation”…and we certainly have created some amazing recreational opportunities for our residents, workforce and guests.
Nearly 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. The maintenance of these open areas is designed to conserve water and connect our community! 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. Read more below about ways to experience Three Springs!
Trails, trails and more trails. One of the very best things about Three Springs is that we indeed have great Durango trails and they all lead to awesome exercise and fun. Not only does our hard surface trail system wind through the Three Springs neighborhoods and by the wetlands, but we also have direct connection to Durango’s Telegraph Trails System which is a fantastic mountain bike riding (and running and hiking) area that the “Trails 2000” organization has done a great job building and maintaining. In and out of canyons and meadows with Scrub Oak, Juniper and Pine on great single track. Three Springs also put in our own Spur Line Trails area that is just a few blocks away from Three Springs Plaza. View the maps below for more information on the trails at Three Springs.
As you enter Three Springs from Highway 160 on Three Springs Boulevard, look left! You will see a very large wetlands area dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the land. In addition to nature walk informational signage along the trail, you may get a glimpse of the Great Blue Heron which likes to call Three Springs home.
The “center of it all park” of Three Springs is Three Springs Plaza, where most of our special events take place. Located at the center of the Mercado Business District, Three Springs Plaza is a grassy area with benches, trees, and performance stage. It’s a fantastic place to relax after work, during lunch or for a weekend family picnic. Currently, residents and guests enjoy several parks complete with playground equipment for the kids! There are 12 pocket parks planned for Three Springs as well as the 75-acre city community park which is under development by the City of Durango.
Animas River Trail
Durango’s gem, the Animas River Trail, will eventually connect via the SMART 160 Trail to Three Springs and beyond to Bayfield! Portions of the trail are already complete through the Three Springs Crossing area. Once complete , this fantastic amenity will not only provide for fun but a great way to ride, walk or run into historic downtown Durango without ever getting on a road! A detailed map can be found on the City’s website.