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Great asset to Silver City

The flood took Main St but left a rocky bottomed creek. The town turned it into a park and it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gringojoel
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Peaceful Respite

A small area that was restored by locals from a flood that destroyed Main St and the shops, grocery... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
TereseRC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flood took Main St but left a rocky bottomed creek. The town turned it into a park and it is really beautiful. Nice trails on both sides. I have no idea why they call it the Big Ditch. Very negative connotations. I believe it's...More

Thank gringojoel
Reviewed July 22, 2018

My 11 year old daughter and I were staying in nearby Pinos Altos and decided to ride down to Silver City and check out the visitor center and park. The visitor center was closed, so we went for a walk in the park. I'm pretty...More

4  Thank Kelli H
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A small area that was restored by locals from a flood that destroyed Main St and the shops, grocery stores and such. It has a Mida tiled wall depicting the Main Street and was devastated. There are benches and it provides shade and benches from...More

Thank TereseRC
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This park presented an interesting element of the local history. I especially liked the mosaic mural. Take the time to read it.

1  Thank Rick j
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The Park behind the visators center is nicely planted and full of color in April. We walked the trail and it could be great in-town hike, but trashy and an obvious place for drug use. So sad about that. Needs some attention by city to...More

1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed March 16, 2018

It is interest about how two major floods cause the earth to make this big ditch...other than that it looks like any other ditch.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

A lovely but short walk along the Big Ditch. One side is a wide walkway with benches here and there, the other is a trail that weaves around tree trunks. A surprising bit of the wild in the middle of a city. There were (homeless?)...More

1  Thank fasterhorses
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We were able to get some interesting photos of the bridges and foliage at Ditch Park but were dismayed by the bums hanging around....and the bottles, cans and other trash thrown down into the waterway below the bridges. Its a shame because the town has...More

1  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I was a bit disappointed. This place has an interesting story but there is not much to see. It has great potential, if it was cleaned up.

Thank Wintermax
Reviewed November 30, 2017

We strolled along the "ditch" and were impressed at the town's initiative to come up with this solution to flooding. Lots of nice walks and bridges to cross.

1  Thank bmonson
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Links are not live on this TA function, so you will have to google Silver City New Mexico Dog Parks...or call, 1-800-872-0222 Silver City New Mexico dog parks are a park, within a park, usually surrounded by a 4'-6' fence... More
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