The City of Grand Junction is celebrating the groundbreaking of the River Park at Las Colonias on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Las Colonias Park near the Amphitheater.
This $1.3 million project will enhance the stream hydrology and aquatic habitat zone in the existing slough by adding habitat while maintaining existing recreational use throughout a larger portion of the year. This project will restore the original intent by adding more flow and open water to the park. Over $600,000 in grant dollars were secured to enable this project including funding from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Colorado Basin Roundtable, and One Riverfront.
The River Park at Las Colonias Project generally consists of the installation of a new 475 lineal foot inlet channel, and approximately 850 lineal foot extension of the existing channel, creating a secondary channel with drops and pools, in-stream habitat structures and boulders, native riparian plantings, and bioengineered bank stabilization with recreational elements and interpretative signage. The project fits into the larger revitalization of the City’s Riverfront properties including the Amphitheater at Las Colonias and the Las Colonias Business Park.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org