Last updated 9:55AM ET
December 13, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Newest Durango Park Dedicated
(2007-06-25)
TOP: Angie Dallabetta helps cut the ribbon officially opening the park with their family name.
BOTTOM: Dallabetta park includes two boat put-in/take-outs, popular with local rafters on the Animas River.
(Photos: Victor Locke, KSUT)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Durango's newest park was dedicated Monday.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

DALABETTA: IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE FOR MY FAMILY.
VICTOR: Hoisting an oversized pair of scissors, Angie Dalabetta helped Parks Director Cathy Metz and others cut the ribbon Monday afternoon on the park named for her family.
They donated three of the seven acres on the west side of the Animas River, North of Rivera Bridge, forming the park.
DALABETTA: THIS IS QUITE AN HONOR FOR US, ALL OF US PEOPLE HERE, I'M SURE IT WILL BE EXACTLY WHAT MS. METZ SAID, THEY'LL COME AND ENJOY IT FOR 150 YEARS.
The park includes two paved parking areas, restrooms, picnic tables, a fishing pier, 800 feet of shoreline and two boat put in/take outs, which are already in use by local rafters.
Dalabetta park cost 841-thousand dollars to develop.
Thanks to the Dalabetta donation, and help from the state, Trout Unlimited and other groups, no city tax dollars were needed.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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