Previous Land Grants & Easements

Jul 1, 2021 | Projects

The areas known today as Animas, Berg, and Boyd Parks would not be the recreational asset to the community it is today if not for the land grants and easements from the following families. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Walter and Winifred Berg — 12.66 acres — 1966
  • J.L. (Mutt) and Fern Foutz — 26.25 acres — 1986
  • Roy and Donella Owen — 7.35 acres — 1986
  • Omer and Winnie Tucker — 4.94 acres — 1986
  • Scott and Eleanor Brown — 2.64 acres — 1992
  • Scott and Eleanor Brown — 3.86 acres — 1992
  • Joseph Palmer et. al. — 1.19 acres — 2011

More recently, MUCH appreciated easements along the banks of the river have been granted by:

  • Nina Patterson
  • Geoff Brimhall
  • Alan Stanco
  • Steiner Corporation
  • Custom Granite and Glass Inc. (Dollar) for $18,500.00
  • Ernie and Cara Martin, so that the trail can be completed between Berg Park and Boyd Park.

The River Reach Foundation is still in need of easements along the banks of the Animas downstream of the trail which ends 1100 feet downstream of Boyd Park. The goal is to extend the trail along the banks of the Animas to the confluence with the San Juan River, at which point the botanical garden will be established by Jeff Neidhardt M.D.

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Four Corners National Water Trails Project

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Among the Waters Trail

Among the Waters Trail

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Four Corners Materials Land Donation

Four Corners Materials Land Donation

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River Cross-Vanes

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Penny Lane Dam Construction

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Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail

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River of Fountains

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Rocky Reach Rapids

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Eagle Scout Tree Planting

Eagle Scout Tree Planting

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