Outdoor storytimes continue at the Rio Grande Farm Park

ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park has been hosting free outdoor storytime events throughout the summer as part of Weekends on the Rio.

Kids of all ages have come out to sit under a shady tree and listen to nature themed stories in both English and Spanish. After listening, the kids participate in a special activity, which have included making salsa, learning to identify trees, going on nature scavenger hunts, and making bug crafts. Also, each child goes home with a free book thanks to the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library.

There are only three more outdoor storytimes left this summer: at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays—August 13th, 20th, and 27th—at the Rio Grande Farm Park on Hwy 17 just north of Hwy 160, a short walk across the pedestrian bridge from Cole Park. Storytime counts towards the Weekends on the Rio passport program as well. Anyone who would like to share a story or lead an activity reach out to Amber at [email protected] or (719) 937-2319.

About Weekends on the Rio:

Weekends on the Rio is a multi-event program that takes place in Alamosa during the summer and throughout the year. Activities include an expanded Sundays at Six concert series and outdoor activities such as yoga, running clinics, bike pump tracks, paddle boarding, and farm workdays at the Rio Grande Farm Park. A generous grant from Colorado Health made this program possible. Partners that created this great event include The City of Alamosa, Rio Grande Farm Park, Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley, Adams State University Adventure Program (ASAP), Walk2Connect, Body Tune-Up Gym, Kristi Mountain Sports, Cairn Yoga, and ALMA. See www.weekendsontherio.com

Caption: Enjoy outdoor storytime at the Rio Grande Farm Park every Sunday afternoon through the end of August. Courtesy photo