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Old 09-22-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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In about two years
Is there something in the works or am I missing a joke?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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When people say river walk in El Paso I say they spent to much time in San Antonio, we don't have a river in El Paso anymore other than the Franklin canal and the concrete ditch that is what is left of the former Rio Grande.
If we are to get concern about a decent water spot in El Paso then maybe Ascarate Lake could be dredged or drained out and enlarged is about as good as it could ever get.
Then they could plant tons of trees and recreate a new whole park, but that is only a pipe dream besides the naysayers would only get in the way and attempt to derail any plans of progress.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Bringing this thread back from the dead. Would a riverwalk work through an area in downtown?
A river walk would never happen in downtown El Paso,to begin with, we would need a river to work with, and there is no regular flow of water like there use to be during the summer season through the Rio Grande and what is left of it running through El Paso is a concrete ditch, not the one they built for the Chamizal land transfer to Mexico but a ditch made of concrete that empties back into the original Rio Grande somewhere in the Rio Bosque area.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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This thread did not begin with a discussion of a "Downtown River Walk" similar to that in San Antonio. If you will read the very first post in this thread, the OP is referring to a very real plan to eventually have a "River Walk" that extends along the Rio Grande from the NM/TX state line to a point south of Socorro.

WEB SITE FOR EP COUNTY RIVER PARK Trail System

And if you take the time to read the description of the planned system, you'll read this:

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  • Northwestern Portion
  • The Northwest portion, which includes the first two phases of the trail, has been finished and is already in use. This portion begins near Anthony, Texas, and proceeds southward to Sunland Park, New Mexico. Links are established to the communities of Anthony and Vinton and the Artcraft bicycle route. Parks adjoining the Rivertrail provide for a variety of activities, including sports and community events at Gallegos Park in El Paso County and Valley Creek Park in Northwest El Paso. Keystone Heritage Park contains a rare desert wetland and a significant archeological site. Plans are underway to link Sunland Park, New Mexico, to the Riverpark Trail System.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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This thread did not begin with a discussion of a "Downtown River Walk" similar to that in San Antonio. If you will read the very first post in this thread, the OP is referring to a very real plan to eventually have a "River Walk" that extends along the Rio Grande from the NM/TX state line to a point south of Socorro.

WEB SITE FOR EP COUNTY RIVER PARK Trail System

And if you take the time to read the description of the planned system, you'll read this:



This is more of a trail than it is a river walk because the river is only there about three or four months out of the year, so maybe they could reclassified it as, now you see it now you don't trail, or walk in the river is OK between September and April no life guard on duty. Just kidding with you! it's a nice trail but to far to serve my needs, it's nice that we have one.
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