The purpose of the Del Norte Riverfront Project is to improve recreation opportunities and access and the ecological condition of the riparian areas for fish and wildlife habitat on the Rio Grande near North Park in Del Norte. The Del Norte Riverfront Project will, most importantly, create connectivity between the communities and visitors of the San Luis Valley and the river that sustains it.
Rio Grande County
Gates Family Foundation
Laura Jane Musser Fund
San Luis Valley Conservation and Connection Initiative
Colorado Water Conservation Board
New Belgium Brewing
Del Norte Bank
and Community Donors!
Del Norte Riverfront Project
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During the winter solstice party on December 21, children from the community helped cut the ribbon, christening the new boat ramp.
News and Events
Phase I of the Del Norte Riverfront Project has begun! The Town of Del Norte and Robins Construction completed the boat ramp in mid December, and the access road and parking lot have been cleared and graded. These areas will not be graveled until after playwave construction, which is planned for next fall. We have secured funding to complete the playwave, ADA accessible picnic area, pedestrian river access, aquatic habitat, riparian restoration, and educational signs, starting next fall as well.
623 Fourth St
Alamosa, CO 81101
Project Contact -- Emma Reesor
The new Del Norte boat ramp and access is currently closed due to flooding and unsafe conditions. For your safety, please do not float the river or access the area until further notice. (7/8/19)
Town of Del Norte
Del Norte Trails Organization
Upper Rio Grande Economic Development
Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project
Three Barrel Brewing
University of Colorado