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Old 07-11-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Keystone Project Proposals > EPA's American Heritage Rivers (http://www.epa.gov/rivers/keyGrand.html - broken link)

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Rio Grande - 2

The Rio Grande Riverpark, El Paso, Texas
Project Summary
The Rio Grande Riverpark is a proposed contiguous linear park of approximately 45 miles in length located on the levee of the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. Planned as a sustainable regional park facility, it will connect existing and proposed significant sites along the historic river corridor through a series of trails, cultural destinations, community parks and historical markers. The Riverpark seeks to revitalize the river as a focal point in the community for its historic, cultural, environmental and economic development value. By encouraging visitors to use its trails, the Riverpark will inform visitors about the area's history, provide recreational facilities, and encourage that visitors spend leisure time at destinations connected to the primary trails. Projects include a number of diverse environmental, recreational and cultural enhancements that seek to:
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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That's awesome. A nice bike/walking trail that extended the length of the project would be great! I hope this continues to go forward.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I clipped a part that answers your question..

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That's awesome. A nice bike/walking trail that extended the length of the project would be great! I hope this continues to go forward.
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All of these elements emphasize the river's role in the greater El Paso area. The projects include such things as construction of bicycle and pedestrian trails along the river edge, levees and canals; design of a riverfront municipal park; adaptive reuse of industrial and agricultural buildings along the river's edge; renovation of abandoned facilities into visitor areas with shops and restaurants; and wetland restoration
Who was it that said this could never be done here because of some land ownership Government thing? Seems they may of been wrong. I too hope this goes forward.. would be a major boon for the El Paso and surrounding area.. even Laredo has plans for a river walk.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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YES!! This is an awesome idea. Please go forward!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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Default How to pay for it...

Instead of destroying the tons of confiscated drugs, the authorities should offer to sell it back to the cartels for a big discount, then use the millions to fund the parks. Sarcasm intended.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:38 AM
 
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The reason this never went through before is that the rio grand is an ugly dirty river. Who wants to create a river walk on one of the nastiest rivers in north america?
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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San Antonio's water is not pretty either.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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The reason this never went through before is that the rio grand is an ugly dirty river. Who wants to create a river walk on one of the nastiest rivers in north america?

Have you done the river walk that there already is? It's actually quite nice, not many crowds at all. A lot of nice scenery -- you can get great views of the mountains surrounding the area, ducks, herons and many birds.

You can see people biking, walking, taking dogs for a walk, riding horses. It's a good river walk the way it is right now.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Have you done the river walk that there already is? It's actually quite nice, not many crowds at all. A lot of nice scenery -- you can get great views of the mountains surrounding the area, ducks, herons and many birds.

You can see people biking, walking, taking dogs for a walk, riding horses. It's a good river walk the way it is right now.
You can also probably see some dead mexicans who drowned trying to cross the border too, sounds like great scenery! (sarcasm)
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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If lil ol Laredo can do it, or even think about doing it then El Paso can damn sure do it. This is the attitude El Paso needs to have. Not some weak a** attitude. Oh yeah and if there are some mexicans drowned in the river, that's too bad because they should better lol! (sarcasm)
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