Future phases of the project will include improvements to the existing park on the south side of the Rio Grande. These improvements include new and improved sheltered picnic areas, a nature play area for children, and an amphitheater for public entertainment and events. A new vault toilet facility is planned on the north side of the river.
The public and partners have been fundraising for a long time and will continue to do so until the projects components are completed. Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project, Trout Unlimited, Town of Del Norte, Riverbend Engineering, and Del Norte Trails Organization have worked in cooperation to bring this project to the point of construction.
Rio Grande – Our Life Blood
In addition to all the obvious benefits from the design elements of the project, the ability to physically connect the people of the valley to the Rio Grande is the biggest accomplishment. The Rio Grande is and has always been the life blood of the Valley, and now families will be able to touch and enjoy it together.