Pagosa Springs’ namesake hot springs provide a unique local resource in a steady supply of naturally hot water, bubbling up in geothermal hot springs around which the town grew up.
The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to educate the community in small-scale, sustainable agriculture using local renewable energy. Over the last 10 years, the GGP raised funds and has constructed three grow domes along the San Juan River, behind the historic Archuleta County Courthouse in downtown Pagosa Springs.
- Education Dome (2017)
- Community Garden Dome (2019)
- Innovation Dome (2019)
Local architect Courtney King, a LEED Accredited Professional, contributed a cluster site plan with a riverside amphitheater, set in the floodplain of a public park. The GPP domes provide an example of inspired landscape architecture and design in an area that has suffered from either a lack of attention or out-of-context modernist whimsey. The site has become a popular gathering place during local festivals and events.