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Oct 2023 Newsletter

Oct 2023 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  Oct 2023  It's time for . . . Animas River Jam Oct 14, 2023Farmington, NM The 3rd Annual Animas River Jam, a free family friendly event, will be held Saturday, October 14th at Boyd Park from...

May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  May 2023  It's time for . . . Riverfest May 26, 27, 28, 2023Farmington, NM https://riverfestnewmexico.com/ Mark your calendar!  Riverfest is almost upon us, and we are in full swing getting...

January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  January 2023  The River Reach Foundation Annual Meeting February 2, 2023 - 6:00pmFarmington Civic Center The River Reach Foundation will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at...

November 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  November 2022  The Return of . . . Riverfest May 27, 28, 29, 2022Farmington, NM https://riverfestnewmexico.com/ Riverfest takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at both Berg Park and Animas...

August 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  August 2022  The Return of . . . Riverfest May 27, 28, 29, 2022Farmington, NM https://riverfestnewmexico.com/ Riverfest takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at both Berg Park and Animas Park...

April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

Ripples The Official Newsletter of the River Reach Foundation  April 2022  The Return of . . . Riverfest May 27, 28, 29, 2022Farmington, NM https://riverfestnewmexico.com/ Riverfest takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at both Berg Park and Animas Park...

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Upcoming Events

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Oct

Animas River Jam

Join us at Boyd Park from 11am to 5:30pm on Saturday, October 14 for the 2023 Animas River Jam event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Come enjoy the beauty of Fall’s colors along the Animas River. Live music, kid’s activities, food vendors, and a beer and wine garden will begin at 11am.

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Riverglo 2023

Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 1 for the 2023 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. There will be music at the Little Pavilion, Santa Claus, the Grinch, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and popcorn for sale along with trinkets for the children all located along the River Reach Terrace. The live Nativity set will be at the Riverbend Overlook and additional music at the Archway Court and Courtyard by Marriott Terrace. Mark your calendar to kick off the Holiday season at this free family friendly event!

Latest Event Articles

2024 Riverfest

2024 Riverfest

2024 Riverfest Berg Park & Animas Park in Farmington, NM  May 24, 25, & 26, 2024  Friday -- 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmSaturday -- 10:00 am - 8:00 pmSunday -- 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us at Berg Park and Animas Park on May 24, 25, & 26, 2024 for the 2024...

2023 Riverglo

2023 Riverglo

2023 Riverglo Berg Park in Farmington, NM  Cancelled due to Incoming Weather  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 1 for the 2023 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE Music...

2023 Animas River Jam

2023 Animas River Jam

2023 Animas River Jam Boyd Park in Farmington, NM  October 14, 2023  11:00 am - 5:30 pm Join us at Boyd Park from 11am to 5:30pm on Saturday, October 14 for the 2023 Animas River Jam event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE...

Tree Wrapping

Tree Wrapping

Tree Wrapping Animas Park in Farmington, NM  Saturday, June 24, 2023  Saturday -- 9:00 am Join us at the Riverside Nature Center on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 9am for a VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. Bring your gloves and help us wrap tree trunks with chicken wire...

2023 Riverfest

2023 Riverfest

2023 Riverfest Berg Park & Animas Park in Farmington, NM  May 26, 27, & 28, 2023  Friday -- 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmSaturday -- 10:00 am - 8:00 pmSunday -- 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us at Berg Park and Animas Park on May 26, 27, & 28, 2022 for the 2023...

2022 Riverglo

2022 Riverglo

2022 Riverglo Berg Park in Farmington, NM  December 2, 2022  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us at Berg Park from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 2 for the 2022 Riverglo event hosted by the River Reach Foundation. Family-friendly Admission-FREE Music venues composed...

Latest Projects & Other News

Four Corners National Water Trails Project

Four Corners National Water Trails Project

The River Reach Foundation has recently been asked to study the feasibility of acquiring a National Water Trail (NWT) designation on portions of the Animas and San Juan Rivers here in the Four Corners. The National Water Trails System was recently established as a...

Among the Waters Trail

Among the Waters Trail

The Among the Waters River Trail begins at Bisti Highway and continues about one mile to Murray Drive/Highway 64. The first third of the trail runs south along the San Juan River until it pivots northeast at the confluence and continues along the Animas River. This...

Four Corners Materials Land Donation

Four Corners Materials Land Donation

In early 2018, Four Corners Materials, a division of Oldcastle Materials, has donated 40 acres to the City of Farmington for use as “green space and waterfront recreation.” The property that was formerly a rock pit, is located off of Navajo 36 near Northern Edge...

River Cross-Vanes

River Cross-Vanes

In 2018 the City of Farmington completed the construction of five CROSS VANES over a run of 4,700 linear feet on the Animas River in Berg and Animas Parks. A cross vane is made up of a set of upstream angled boulders which concentrate flows down the center of the...

Penny Lane Dam Construction

Penny Lane Dam Construction

Penny Lane Dam is located on the Animas River just east of Farmington Lake. This low head dam was constructed in 1984 to pump water from the Animas to Lake Farmington. The dam had the unintended consequence of stopping fish from travelling upstream as well as creating...

Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is named to coincide with the dedication in 2012 with the one hundred years of New Mexico Statehood. This trail development was one, if not the most difficult, to complete due to the many various owners of land along the river corridor. Several...