Sitting 7,543 feet above sea level, Alamosa is a rural town at the intersection of Highway 160 and 285 in southern Colorado. Often called the heart of the San Luis Valley, the town has a rich agricultural history matched only by its quality of life and deep rooted sense of community.
In 2015, residents of the city came together to protect 38 acres of open space and farmland in downtown adjacent to the Rio Grande River – raising their voice and community resources to protect it from industrial development. The result was the Rio Grande Healthy Farm Park.
The LOR Foundation provided a grant to help the Trust for Public Land, the San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition, and the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund complete the purchase of the property – ensuring that the community’s vision for the open space remain intact in perpetuity.