Eagle River Preserve

Photo by Todd Winslow Pierce

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:

Molly and Jay Precourt


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The Eagle River Preserve, a 72-acre site, located in the heart of Edwards, has been heralded as the community’s “Central Park”. Surrounded on three sides by development and bordered by a beautiful quarter-mile stretch of the Eagle River on the north, the property is owned by Eagle County. Its purchase in 2005 as community open-space was the vision of long-time area resident Harry Frampton and spearheaded by the Vail Valley Foundation that raised $12 million for its acquisition.

The property is rich with history of the Eagle River Valley…as home for Native Americans, next as a stage stop, and finally as a working ranch. Now, because of tremendous community interest and financial support, it will forever remain green-space for residents — human and wildlife alike — to enjoy.

Family fun at the Eagle River Preserve includes: nature walks, wildlife viewing, fly fishing, kite flying, picnics, bicycling, an off leash dog park, jogging, orienteering, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, frisbee and enjoying the sun on your face!


Conservation Easement Information

Date signed: 2005

Acreage: 71.7

Acquired Through: Purchase

Type of Access: Public

Owner: Eagle County

Map & Directions:

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