Terry Bacon, Board President

Sheri Rochford Figgs, Project Coordinator

FEB 17, 2015–Feasibility Study has been released! Download full report here.

MAY 8, 2015–Want to know more about STEAM Park in a Nutshell? Download the project placemat.

About the Feasibility Study

The feasibility study completed by BNIM consulting group and local firm, Goff Engineering, is a discussion tool meant to encourage the next phase of planning.  The study was presented to the partner organizations and Durango City Council on February 17, 2015, with these primary findings:

  • All of the partners would benefit from consolidating logistical and ancillary spaces.
  • Sharing a facility would unlock new synergies, collaborations and unique programming opportunities for the partners.
  • Based on a community survey (951 respondents) and interviews, the general public is supportive of the DSP concept.
  • The project will require the support of local, state, federal, public and private funding to be fully realized.
  • The study also recommends that the City, community and DSP continue collaborating to grow support and best position the project for successful implementation.
The project’s challenges are also highlighted in the study, including parking, access, funding and the future of other facilities currently located in the desired space.

STEAM stands for Science, Theatre, Education, Arts and Music 

STEAM is a community project combining arts and sciences into a park on the banks of the Animas River. The vision is an indoor-outdoor complex that would combine arts and science on a river walk mixed with public and retail space. The park would be next to the museum on Camino del Rio and could include a theater, an amphitheater, shared office space and classrooms. 

The partner organizations currently participating in the project include the Durango Arts CenterPowerhouse Science CenterDurango Film, Music in the Mountains and Stillwater Foundation.