- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Organic parks in Durango are facing a crisis.

The original organic park, Brookside, may be forced out of the program next year after becoming infested with about 50 percent weeds

The Durango City Council recently discussed removing Brookside, Riverview and Folsom parks from the organic program during budget discussions.

Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz suggests removing Riverview and Folsom parks because they receive such high traffic it has been difficult for the organic fertilizer and herbicides to keep up.

According to the Durango Herald (https://tinyurl.com/mcyplds), taking the three parks out of the program will save about $65,000. The total cost of running the organics park program in 2014 was about $85,000.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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