The Rio Grande ARTway is a creative placemaking project that centers around a one mile stretch of non-motorized, paved trail running from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. The ARTway, a collaboration between the Carbondale Creative District, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and Carbondale Arts, is located in the section that runs through Carbondale, Colorado, a state certified Creative District. This linear park reflects the values and creativity that are important to the community. There are three parks slated for completion over the next three years: DeRail Park, at the entrance of this section of the Rio Grande Trail and Hwy. 133. The second park is the Latino Folk Art Garden, located at 7th Street, and the trail and the final project will be the Youth Art Park at 4th Street and the Rio Grande Trail. Community input, stakeholder groups and surveys have led to finished designs of DeRail Park and The Latino Folk Art Garden. Both are in process of weeding, clearing and planting.
Want to get involved? The ARTway needs the community to steward the creation and maintenance of these parks. Current workdays are scheduled for October 7th from 9-noon and October 14th from 9-noon.