When the wind chill blows you off your saddle and the mid-mountain snowpack depth still contains large quantities of granite, the Durango Recreation Center provides an oasis for the athletically impatient. Whether you prefer to suffer through an afternoon spin class or challenge yourself to a session of masters swim class, the Durango Recreation Center provides the necessary outlet for every level of athletic acheivement. Durango's younger population may benefit most from the recreation center’s ample climbing wall, expansive gymnasium and pool table that rarely go unused.

Kyle Noyes works out frustration over his inability to spend the day at Wolf Creek due to a lower back injury .

Graham Brookie, left, goes up for a shot against DJ Lucero during a game of two on two in
the rec center gymnasium.

Matt Stilwell,14, takes in a deep breath during Durango Swim Club practice Monday. A row of RevMaster spin cycles go unused during a quiet Sunday afternoon. 6-year-old Michael Apted truggles to reach the top of a large pool figurine Monday afternoon.

Eric Elixson gets ready to eye up his que during a game of pool in the Durango Rec Center’s lobby. The pool table is a popular spot for kids waiting for their ride home.

Brian Arko checks for a solid foot hold during his trip up the recreation center’s climbing wall.






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