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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Lovely spot!

The Big Ditch is a lovely, quiet spot for reflection. It is peaceful and beautiful, with a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joan E
Silver City, New Mexico
via mobile
Ditch the Big Ditch

Not impressive. Basically it's a drainage ditch through the downtown. The day we were there, there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Big Ditch is a lovely, quiet spot for reflection. It is peaceful and beautiful, with a good path for strolling on. I love to ride my bike there and recover!

Thank Joan E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not impressive. Basically it's a drainage ditch through the downtown. The day we were there, there was a lot of trash and debris in the drainage and just nasty little puddles in the ditch. We had a hard time even finding the entrance to it....More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy story about how this park came to be. Really shocking to stand above it and imagine water just wiping out an entire street!

Thank Marlayna67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the visitor center and it was closed so we decided to walk along the river/creek behind it. The trail is easy and looks like it was nice at some time. However, when we were there, trash was everywhere. Trash cans over flowing...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk along what used to be main street before the big flood offered an escape from the business and bustle of downtown. It is a walk along, now, the backs of buildings but is full of a variety of native plants and flowers. There...More

1  Thank chacochaos
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Used to be Main Street, until a number of gully-washers let residents know that you don't want to fool Mother Nature. They are doing a good job of turning it into a nice nature walk.

1  Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Beautiful, shady treasure. Upriver end a bit tacky and iffy, but main area through town is wonderful. A few picnic table would be great in that part.

1  Thank OldTownDan
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We strolled through here yesterday morning. It's scenic, in it's own way and there is some very interesting and nice art on the walls fronting the old main street. However, there was a bit of litter down in the river/ditch and a few unsavory individuals...More

2  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It's unfortunate that this park is treated as a refuse depository. In the center of historic Silver City, it could be so much more. This park is a strong candidate for a volunteer program to pick up trash and removal of tree debris. The positive:...More

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of downtown, this is a great spot. Nice little walking trails and a very peaceful environment to hang out in. Enjoyable and somewhat well maintained (on a Sunday there was a lot of trash but not so much on Thursday when...More

Thank Deanne A
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