August 17, 2015
Rio Grande Trail System - River Park bike and walk path Archive Program: 2002-2006
Having safe places to stay active is an important component of a physically active community. The Rio Grande River Park Trail Project was an important collaboration to build this infrastructure. This project developed an interconnected set of bike/walk trails to provide safe areas for physical activity in the El Paso area.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso County, the City of El Paso, the International Boundary and Water Commission and Groundwork El Paso worked together to leverage funding.
The trail was developed in Canutillo, TX and traveled south for 10 miles along the Rio Grande River. The 10-foot wide concrete pathway allows a smooth surface for walkers and cyclist. Individuals enjoy the scenic settings of the Rio Grande River with cottonwoods, screw-bean mesquite and rosemary outlining the trail. The trail also features observation benches that face the River and a bridge that leads across the river.
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