Open house planned for Gateway River Park |

Open house planned for Gateway River Park

CARBONDALE – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is teaming with Garfield County and Carbondale to host an open house Oct. 10 on the redevelopment of Gateway River Park.

The open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be repeated from 7 to 8 p.m. at Carbondale Town Hall. The event will provide an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the property and let them offer input.

Gateway River Park was purchased by the two local governments and the state agency in December 2010 with the aid of a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. Parks and Wildlife said a boat ramp at that location on the Roaring Fork River is the most heavily used launching areas for fishing in the state. It was in private hands with an uncertain future. The governments acquired the 7.74-acre property to lock up river access for perpetuity.

The park is less than one mile from downtown Carbondale, just west of the intersection of Highway 82 and Highway 133.

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