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Fun for Kids

Durango BMX Park
Behind Big 5 Sports off Hwy 550
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-759-1373
All bicycles are welcome at the Durango BMX track for practice and learning to ride. The track is currently open at all times and everyone must help take care of it. Don’t be shy! BMX racers and fans are friendly people. Please ask any racer or parent if you have any questions or need help getting started. Everyone with a good attitude is welcome at Durango BMX.
Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County
2790 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-0010
Their mission is to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. There is a gym, game area, computer room and multi-use room for art classes and homework.
Chapman Hill
500 Florida Road
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-7395
Chapman Hill is a small, in-town ski and skate facility. During the winter, a refrigerated rink provides excellent ice skating. During the summer, the rink is used for rollerblading. Skating lessons and leagues are offered year-round. There are several youth and adult hockey leagues that have ever increasing numbers. The ski hill has two rope-tows used primarily for lessons. With the full service concession area, we have the one-stop place for your needs. We offer great birthday packages.
Chapman Hill Ice Rink
500 Florida Road
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-7395
Ice skating is a great family activity. There are lessons available and pick-up hockey games throughout the winter. Open seasonally from September through March.
Children’s Museum
802 E. 2nd Ave
Durango, Colorado 81301
info@childsmuseum.org
Phone: 970-259-9234
Established in 1994, the Children’s Museum of Durango is an educational and playful place for children of all ages. Hands-on learning and interactive exhibits, workshops, and programs stimulate the imagination and invite us to discover more about ourselves and the world around us. The Museum offers an informal learning environment that enhances the emotional, social, physical and cognitive development of children.
Colvig Silver Camps
9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, Colorado 81301
office@colvigsilvercamps.com
Phone: (970) 247.2564
Colvig Silver Camps is a family owned, coed, residential summer camp. Our philosophy is environmentally oriented and non-competitive, and our choice based format is designed to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, responsibility, and teamwork. We believe that the challenges of outdoor education, fun, and adventure provide some of the best opportunities to achieve this goal.
Durango Arts Center
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-259-2606
Offers many opportunities for children to get involved with the arts and it is a great way to build fast lasting friendships. While the emphasis is on education, it is a fun-filled environment as well. Hip-hop classes, after school art programs encouraging children to express themselves thru the arts via song, drama and other mediums.
Durango Nature Studies
1309 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 34
Durango, Colorado 81301
sally@durangonaturestudies.org
Phone: (970) 382-9244
Durango Nature Studies has been bringing hands-on, outdoor, nature education to the Four Corners community since 1994. We teach students, adults, and families.
• School classroom programs and field trips
• Naturalist-led hikes and snowshoe excursions
• Outdoor workshops
• Volunteer naturalist training
• Wild Words events
• Summer camps
Durango Park
Durango, Colorado
Mini Golf and Go-Karts
Durango Parks
Durango, Colorado
Animas City Park - 32nd St. and Bennett St.
Buckley Park - Across from the Durango Herald on Main
Fassbinder Park - 17th St and W. 2nd Ave
Folsom Park - Florida Road and Folsom Place
Fort Lewis Rec Complex - on campus
Pioneer Park - 37th St and Bennett St.
Rotary Park - 15th St and E. 2nd Ave
Santa Rita Park - 111. S. Camino Del Rio
Schneider Park - Roosa Ave
Durango Performing Arts Camp
802 E. 2nd Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
denise@durangoarts.org
Phone: (970)259-2606
The Durango Performing Arts Camp is set at the base of the La Plata mountains. DPAC offers aspiring young performers an opportunity for deep creative exploration, enrichment and fun! Our weeklong program is designed to help transform, develop and inspire students ages 12 to 18 in various areas of theater arts. The staff and faculty of professional performers and directors are committed to the innovation and advancement of the talent and unique qualities of each student. Together they share a reverence for craft and a passion for teaching which are the powerful and motivating forces behind this program. We welcome both seasoned performers and first timers!
Durango Public Library
1188 East Second Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-3380
The Children’s Department is located on the lower level of the library. It offers a variety of resources and information to meet the needs of young readers. Young readers will find a variety of book collections, magazines, audio books, puppets and computers with educational software.
Durango Recreation Center
2700 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-7300
71,557 square foot facility that boasts a variety of services and amenities such as an aquatic center with a lap pool, leisure pool and hot tub; a fitness area with cardio equipment; an aerobics/dance room; gymnasium with basketball courts; indoor track; climbing wall; racquetball courts; cafe; daycare center and more.
Forest Keepers Junior Rangers Program
Durango, Colorado
Phone: 970-385-1210
Self-guided ranger program for children ages 4 to 12, offering activities such as watching wildlife, nature sketches, solving “history mysteries” and more. There are free workbooks that can be picked up at any San Juan Public Lands office or local visitor centers. Activities are divided into age groups.
Purgatory Adventure Camp for Kids (PACK)
#1 Skier Place
Durango, Colorado 81301
hwhite@durangomountain.com
Phone: (970)-385-2149
The PACK is an exciting day camp based at Purgatory. We offer a great lineup of activities including hiking, rock climbing, ropes course, disc golf, alpine slide, and more. We give kids time to be kids, be creative, explore and be social. One of the best things for you is that your child’s schedule can be flexible. You can register for camp for any amount of days, whatever fits your schedule.
Skate Park
Roosa Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
Newly remodeled skate park in town that offers terrain that will please all types of skaters. Whether you are a flip-trick-ledge type or an old school gnar-dog, the park has what you are looking for. Deep pool, resurfaced clover bowl, ledges, rails, hips and step-ups that will challenge all skaters and abilities.
SKI
Chapman Hill
500 Florida Road
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-375-7300
Chapman Hill serves as Durango’s in-town ski area and winter sports center. The hill provides terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers, with a vertical drop of 775 feet. The area offers skiers and snowboarders two rope tows, an ice skating rink, and a supervised warming house with hot drinks and snacks. Both the lifts and ski hill are supervised by trained staff. The typical season is from early January through March, depending on weather. Lessons available.
SLEDDING
Chapman Hill
500 Florida Road
Durango, Colorado 81301
This gentle, groomed hill is easy to get to and has safety features for little ones.
SLEDDING
Forest Lakes Subdivision
Forest Lakes Subdivision
Durango, Colorado 81301
A steep hike for a long ride.
SLEDDING
Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Silverton, Colorado
Free of charge and always open - conditions permitting. The Recreation Area is also a sledder’s paradise. You’ll find a gentle slope for the youngsters and a tubing hill for the more adventurous. This is old-fashioned fun so be ready to hike up and bring your own sled. Rental ice skates are also available at the Visitor’s Center.
Trimble Hot Springs
CR 203
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: 970-247-0111
The springs are a great way to relax, soak up the sun and let your children run free. There is an Olympic size swimming pool as well as the hot springs. It is a fun environment for the whole family to enjoy. Open year-round, it is a local’s favorite.