Four Corners Materials, a division of Oldcastle Materials, donated 40 acres of what once was an aggregates operation to the City of Farmington, N.M., for use as “green space and waterfront recreation,” according to a press release from the city and the River Reach Foundation.
The land, which is off Navajo 36 near the Northern Edge Navajo Casino, runs along the San Juan River in Farmington.
“This property fits into the city’s long-term plan for the trail system along our waterways,” said Cory Styron, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department, in the prepared release. “We greatly appreciate our partnerships with the River Reach Foundation and private donors, such as Four Corners Materials, that preserve our river corridor and make continued expansion of this project possible.”
Styron told The Farmington Daily Times via email that the property “is part of the plan to connect the trail from the Bisti Highway to Westland Park and the western city limits of Farmington.”
“The continued donation of land and easements along our river corridor allows progress to be made in developing our river trails, and really makes a positive difference in the quality of life for our community,” said Karen Lupton, president of the River Reach Foundation.
Four Corners Materials was formed in 1997 when Oldcastle Materials purchased multiple companies throughout northwest New Mexico and southwest Colorado, the oldest of which was founded in 1953. Over the years, the company has incorporated additional companies to increase its diverse mix of product lines. Four Corners Materials is the largest producer of sand and gravel products in the “four corners” region of the United States.