Awarded Grants

Southwest Dona Ana Move Trail

To plan, design,and construct the last 2.5 miles of the Southwest Loop Trail in Doña Ana County, NM.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $350,000.00

Project Start Date: February 1, 2020

Project End Date: December 31, 2023


City of Las Cruces

Contact: Ms. Amy Johnson-Bassford

Phone: (575) 541-2281

Program Lead

Jana Renner

Phone: 915-218-2616

PDNHF Initiative: Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

View Strategy Brief (English)

View Strategy Brief (Español)

Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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