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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 8 new photos.

What a beautiful day morning to spend at the Rio Grande Farm Park! Thank you volunteers for helping weed the strawberry, pumpkin, and asparagus patches (and the playground).

P.S. check out the currants and strawberries growing in the orchard.
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What a beautiful day morning to spend at the Rio Grande Farm Park! Thank you volunteers for helping weed the strawberry, pumpkin, and asparagus patches (and the playground). 

P.S. check out the currants and strawberries growing in the orchard.

Rio Grande Farm Park shared their event.

We hope to see you this weekend at the Farm Park Workday! Make sure to bring thick work gloves and dress for the weather.
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Help out at our June Workday!

Jun 24, 9:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

Please join us for our June Workday on Saturday, June 24th from 9 AM until Noon. We will be trying to tame the weedy pumpkin and asparagus patches--so bring your work gloves and your favorite weeding ...

Help out at our June Workday!

5 days ago

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

Join us at the Park this Sunday for Outdoor Storytime! This week's theme: Bugs!
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Check out all these bug books for this Sunday's Outdoor Storytime! We will also be making some crafty bugs and bug snacks. Join us at the Rio Grande Farm Park at 11:30 AM under the big trees near the ...

5 days ago

Join us at the Park this Sunday for Outdoor Storytime! This weeks theme: Bugs!

Rio Grande Farm Park added 2 new photos.

We had fun today at the Alamosa Public Library's "Build a Better World" fair! Lots of kids came over to our booth to plant a Rio Grande Farm Park fava bean and learn about Weekends on the Rio.
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6 days ago

We had fun today at the Alamosa Public Librarys Build a Better World fair! Lots of kids came over to our booth to plant a Rio Grande Farm Park fava bean and learn about Weekends on the Rio.

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