While the Rio Grande Farm Park is in a deep slumber–preparing to spring forth the bounty of the next season–we look back to the summer-time. Over the next few months, we will share a series of videos that explore sensorial experiences of the RGFP. Enjoy!

Mientras se duerma el Rio Grande Farm Park—preparándose a salir con la abundancia de la temporada que viene—miramos atrás al verano. Sobre los meses siguientes vamos a compartir una serie de videos que exploran las experiencias sensoriales del RGFP. ¡Disfrutan! 

Get Involved: Volunteer workdays are held the first 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.

Click on the map icon to get directions from your location!

RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit


Facebook Posts

Hear the #FarmPark version of A Garden Song at the Earth Day Work Day on 4/21.

We're going to plant trees then celebrate with a picnic and acoustic concert!

We'll share more #MondayMelodies next week!
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Season 4, episode 1 of the Muppet Show. John Denver's take on The Garden Song, complete with singing plants.

2 days ago

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Enter the Compost Challenge at thecompoststory.com for a Giveway worth $2K May 7 - 13th. Composting is the most important action humans can take to regenerat...

4 days ago

Rio Grande Farm Park added an event.

Care for the planet and get your hands in the dirt this Earth Day! We have partnered with Alamosa Rotary Club and Milagros Coffee House to celebrate this special day by planting trees around the park, enjoying a picnic of local fare, and grooving to live music. There will be kids activities too; so bring the whole family!

Please dress for the weather and wear sunscreen.

If you are unable to attend this event, consider becoming a friend of the Rio Grande Farm Park: riograndefarmpark.org/friends-of/.
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