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Our vision: The Rio Grande Farm Park holds at its core Preservation and Creation: the preservation of the San Luis Valley’s agricultural heritage, precious water resource, and open public spaces, and the creation of economic development, healthy living practices, and educational opportunities.

Local Artists Needed for the 2017 Harvest Soiree:

Applications are due August 9th. Download an application: .pdf or .docx

Get Involved: Volunteer workdays are held the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting

Join the “Friends of Rio Grande Farm Park”:

Read all about the Friends

Our land, and our connection to it, is disappearing.  Whether rural or urban, there’s a constant struggle between conserving and developing a rich and beautiful piece of land.  Fortunately, the property that was the Polston Elementary school has become the Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park.

As it is now … folks can stroll across the Rio Grande from downtown across a pedestrian bridge. From there, they can take a lot of trails to view the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, watch water fowl, and breathe fresh, clear air. During the summer, you can watch the progress of crops grown by the Guatemalan community using traditional Mayan farming techniques and explore the apple orchard that was planted last summer. Frequently, groups of volunteers gather to improve and enjoy the land.

Planning phase is going strong… as business, marketing, and capital campaign programs are under development. The master plan is heading into the design phase with substantial help from community input.

Each year there are new programs and activities.  In 2016 …

  • the farm supported 5 farmers with plots of one acre or less. They will learn to farm in our environment and share equipment; and
  • there were community workshops on topics such as organic farming, building soil with green manure, and permaculture techniques.

Read  about Our story.

Location: The Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park, is located at the east entrance of Alamosa in south-central Colorado onHwy 17 just north of Hwy 160.

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RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit

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Rio Grande Farm Park added an event.

Join us on Saturday, July 29th from 8 AM until Noon for our July Farm Park workday. This will be the first workday for our new AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Marlena, and sadly might be the last workday for our current AmeriCorps volunteer, Amber, and MVS volunteer, Bryce, so come out to say Hello and Goodbye!

The park has a lot of areas in desperate need of weeding--primarily the strawberry and pumpkin patches. We will also fill a second compost bio-reactor, pick up trash, and will try and repair the playground benches.

Please make sure to dress for the weather and bring water. We will provide coffee and light snacks--but if you want to bring a dish to pass we can spend some time after working celebrating our full-time volunteers.

We hope to see you all on Saturday! Please email Amber at volunteers.rgfp@gmail.com or Kris at steinbergk@vwhs.org for any questions.
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1 day ago

Yoga starts at 2 PM in Cole Park! Get out here and enjoy this beautiful weather 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Weekends on the Rio's event.

Come out to the Rio Grande Farm Park this morning to get a behind the scenes tour of a Farm Park plot, make a delicious snack, and hear some fun veggie stories!
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3 days ago

Loving the sound of Cordovas! Alamosa Live Music Association is bringing them to Cole Park on Sunday for the Sundays at Six concert. Come out to the Farm Park and Cole Park early for Weekends on the Rio before settling in for the music! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Weekends on the Rio's event.

Fun opportunity this Sunday for Alamosa kids! Storytime, Cooking Matter mini-lesson, and a tour/stories from a Rio Grande Farm Park farmer. Join us!
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