Three Springs Stormwater Wetlands

Durango, Colorado


Durango, Colorado

Project Category

  • Ecological

DHM Design developed a landscape masterplan as a framework for tying the Three Springs community together. As part of that effort, DHM designed and completed construction documents for 50+ acres of parks and open space that are dedicated to the City of Durango. The parks include trails that link Three Springs neighborhoods together, as well as playgrounds, basketball courts, reconstructed wetlands, native restoration areas and water quality areas. Southern Open Space and Confluence Park were constructed to treat stormwater, restore wetlands, and provide passive recreation. The wetlands, forebay, and water quality swales catch and filter runoff from the impervious surfaces created for the new community. Oil, sediment, and other contaminants are collected and treated by the forebay and wetlands before entering the larger watershed. The wetlands help protect the water quality of Wilson Gulch and the Animas River.