The River Park at Las Colonias will begin its third season this weekend. The River Park has seen heavy use and has become one of the great new destinations in the Grand Junction area. Along with the adjacent Amphitheatre attracting bigger and more shows, the continuously popular dog parks, butterfly lake and the zipline over the Colorado River coming this fall, Las Colonias is further establishing itself as one of the three major regional parks and recreation facilities.
New for 2022, a major revegetation and bank stabilization project is underway that will provide native grasses and improve the beauty of the area adjacent and south of the River Park. The project started this winter with the installation of a raw water irrigation system. To reduce erosion and improve the landscape near the River Park at Las Colonias, Parks Crews, in partnership with local contractors, have begun the first half of the seeding portion of the project. Erosion stabilization and visual improvements are expected in 6-8 weeks from behind the Amphitheatre to about halfway along the River Park. The next phase of seeding which will complete the area all the way to the boat ramp is scheduled for the fall of this year. Patrons are asked to please stay off these newly seeded and irrigated areas and to please stay on the established soft surface trails.
Flows are strong and the park is floating well. The yellow flag is up, which indicates flows are safe for all crafts in the River Park. Lifejackets are still strongly recommended for all users. Guardians are responsible for all youth brought to the River Park. No lifeguards are on duty, but River Park hosts will be present to provide educational materials and to help users have a positive experience when visiting.
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