Park Assembly Rules

Let your voice be heard!

The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states,  

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 

The City of Durango supports your right to peacefully assemble in public parks, and your right to freedom of speech and expression. The role of the city and Durango Police is to preserve the peace, prevent criminal activity and control traffic to ensure individuals can safely exercise their rights. 

Questions? Contact Brice Current, Deputy Chief at Durango Police Department at or (970) 375-4769

  1. Get a park permit
  2. Prohibited actions and behaviors

Before planning a peaceful gathering in a city park, you must obtain a permit from Durango Parks & Recreation Department for your event. Application fees and deposit apply. Go to for details and application or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (970) 375-7321 or

Permit required for assemblies, festivals and other events Sec. 18-32

Whenever any person, corporation, association or organization desires to utilize a municipal park, playground or recreational facility for any event, assembly, festival, entertainment, party, rally or similar activity, a permit application shall first be obtained from the police department and be completed by the applicant. The director of parks and recreation or his designated agent shall approve such permit.

Applications for said permit shall be in a form set forth by the director of parks and recreation or his agent and shall be completed and submitted by the applicant not less than ten (10) days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct any such event or activity.