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.


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 shared their event.

We can't wait to see you tomorrow at the Rio Grande Farm Park at 9 AM! The weather will be sunny, with a high near 58. The winds will be coming from the South at 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Please dress for the weather and bring water. We will provide coffee and snacks!
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4 weeks ago

Rio Grande Farm Park added an event.

It's that time of year... Time to put the farm to bed for the winter. We need as many hands as possible to help tuck the fields in! Volunteers will clean up the land, put down weed barrier, and work in the orchard.
Please dress warm and bring water. Coffee and snacks will be provided!
See you there!
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