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New city park on the Rio Grande

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New city park on the Rio Grande

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Alamosa Valley Courier

The City of Alamosa along with Western Rivers Conservancy just added a 203-acre riverfront park to the city’s open space offerings. Named Alamosa Riparian Park, this new public open space is the result of a two-year effort by Western Rivers Conservancy, the city and a long list of partners to conserve a mile of the Rio Grande and create new opportunities for recreation along its banks.

“The vision of the Alamosa Riparian Park has been realized, thanks to our partnership with the City of Alamosa and the many community supporters who helped make this happen,” said Dieter Erdmann, Western Rivers Conservancy’s Interior West Program Director. “The park preserves a valuable stretch of wildlife habitat on the upper Rio Grande and provides excellent trail access that connects residents and visitors to the great river in the city’s backyard.”

Located just northwest of Alamosa, the park will serve as an upstream anchor for the city’s growing network of pedestrian and bike trails, adding more than five miles of new trails on the property itself.

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Critical funding support was provided by the LOR Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, The Outcalt Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Trinchera Blanca Foundation, San Luis Valley Federal Bank, San Luis Valley Health, and Colorado Open Lands.

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