Town of Del Norte
Del Norte Trails Organization
Upper Rio Grande Economic Development
Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project
Three Barrel Brewing
University of Colorado
Construction of the playwave and fish passage structure has finished, and the coffer dam has been removed. Additional channel shaping and fish habitat construction will take place once the ice melts. Meanwhile, designs for the picnic area are being finalized. the boat ramp is still closed to the public during this time. (2/18/20)
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.
Great Outdoors Colorado Colorado Water Conservation Board 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
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Del Norte Riverfront Project
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Construction of the grouted rock playwave and fish passage.
News and Events
The project contractor, Robins Construction, began work on the instream elements in mid-November and will continue throughout the winter. Pictured below is the construction of the grouted rock fish passage and playwave structures. Next, fish habitat improvements, pedestrian river access, and riparian revegetation will be completed throughout the project area. An ADA accessible picnic area and educational signage will be installed later this spring on the north side of the river.
623 Fourth St
Alamosa, CO 81101
Project Contact -- Emma Reesor