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Community Recreation Center Survey

Check your mailbox! You may have been one of the 8,000 randomly chosen residents to receive a survey about a Grand Junction Community Recreation Center. If you received one in your mailbox, please take the time to complete the survey! The data from the survey will be critical to inform the City’s path forward regarding a Community Recreation Center. An indoor Community Recreation Center could include such elements as indoor and outdoor pools, a gymnasium, a walk/jog track, and other community spaces. 

Now Hiring!

We have positions for a multitude of skill sets. From career growth, internship opportunities, and side hustles, take a look at our current positions!

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Learn Why We Love Working at GJ Parks & Rec! (Click Video)



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Wacky Wednesday

Every Wednesday

Drop-in anytime between

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | $4

6 Years & Under | Bookcliff Activity Center

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Little Artist Café

February 15 | 10:30 am - 12 pm Ages 3-6 | $9

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March 3 - March 24 | Wed

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages 8+ | $60

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Learn to Swim

Don't wait until summer! Get your kiddos ready now so they can feel safe and comfortable in the water. The next sessions begin on March 1.

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Youth Program Scholarships

Did you know we have a scholarship program? This program is available for families in need of financial assistance.

Interested in donating? Enroll in "Round-Up for Recreation" through the City of Grand Junction utility billing.

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Adult Flag Football Tournament

March 5 | 18 Years & Older Register by March 1

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Spring Softball

Season Begins April 4

Register by March 28

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Line Dance

February 28 - March 28

Mon | 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM | $15 Lincoln Park Barn

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Adult Flag Football League

Ready, set, hut! Check out our NEW Flag Football League! This is a 5-on-5 league starting on March 7th. Register your team by March 2. 18 years & older, $349 per team.

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Gentle Active Yoga

Come stretch and relax your mind and body through yoga! Classes are offered every Tuesday and Friday from 8 Am - 9 AM at the Lincoln Park Barn. Pay at the beginning of class for $7.


Botanical Gardens Walkway Improvement

The Parks Division is working to replace the existing pathways in the greenhouse and butterfly house. This facility is City-owned and the existing pathways, constructed with wood, are beginning to show significant wear. Crews are installing a new composite decking material, better suited for the humid environment. Upon completion, the new pathway will offer a fresh look and will be more sustainable from a maintenance perspective.

Bear Sculpture at Lincoln Park

Have you seen the new sculpture watching over Lincoln Park? This piece of art is the work of artist John Kessler and was donated by Gary and Laura Dean. The bear weighs 4,500 pounds, is 11 feet tall, and is made of lava rock!


Renew Act/One Pass Available to Residents

Renew Active fitness is now available at GJ Parks and Rec!

Individuals who qualify for Renew Active or the One Pass from United Healthcare, get access to a free membership to many of our facilities and programs. If your insurance is a participating partner, all you have to do is show us your insurance card to get a membership. Participating facilities and programs include Aqua Aerobics, pickleball, lap swimming, and soaking in the hot tub at the Orchard Mesa Pool.

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2021 Champion of the Arts Winner

New art is displayed at City Hall and the Avalon Theater. At City Hall, visitors will see the work of the Uptown Art Colony (UAC), a group of 12 Grand Junction artists who share the love of creating art and common space in which to do it. The walls at the Avalon Theater are covered in art pieces by the Brush & Palette Art Club, the oldest art club in Grand Junction.

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovations

Construction to the Lincoln Park Stadium is moving along. After a crane failed and fell onto the newly built steel and field, new material is on the way to keep the project moving forward. The general contractor, Shaw Construction, is working hard to reestablish the project's original timeline of completion before the Junior College World Series (JUCO).

Learn More Here

Tree Removals

The Forestry Division identified a total of 11 very poor condition mature trees within Whitman and Emerson Park. The health of these trees has declined beyond the point of treatment options to recover health, and removal was determined to be the best course of action. The addition of over 50 new trees in these parks will help to recover the lost tree canopy.

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Canyon View in the Snow

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Bear Sculpture Installation

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Thanks for Reading!

Your Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Team

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