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Late Fall Activity Guide
The holiday season is here and we are excited to bring you programs and events that will keep you busy the rest of the year! The Late Fall Activity Guide covers all programs and events happening from October 5 - January 4. Be on the lookout for the Winter/Spring Guide arriving in the mail the first Monday in January.

Use the button below to view the Late Fall Activity Guide and start planning your holiday season!
PROS Master Plan Public Meetings
The PROS Master Plan is moving right along! During the last few months, information was gathered from the community through public meetings, surveys, and focus groups. The next step is to analyze the findings and finalize the Master Plan.

Join us at the upcoming meeting to see how the Master Plan is evolving:
  • October 21 - PROS Master Plan Findings: 9 AM at the Bookcliff Activity Center (540 29 ¼ Road) OR 6 PM at the City Council Meeting (250 N. 5th Street), viewable online by clicking here

Virtual participation is also encouraged and comments are accepted with each virtual presentation. Recordings of each presentation will be available for viewing and comment at gjparksandrec.org
Boston's Halloween Softball Tournament
Don't miss the LAST tournament of 2020! Get ready for Halloween by grabbing your favorite costume and heading to the softball field!
Registration Deadline: 10/19
Men's and Women's Division: Saturday, 10/24
Coed Division: Sunday, 10/25
Aqua Aerobics
These moderate intensity classes are perfect for anyone looking to get into water exercise!

Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at the Orchard Mesa Pool.

Drop-in for $4.50 or buy a 12 punch pass for $46.50!

Have SilverSneakers? Aqua Aerobics is a SilverSneakers Program! Learn more about SilverSneakers by clicking here.
Trick, Track, and Treat
The 4th Annual Trick, Track, and Treat event is for all ages! Whether you come in a costume or in your track gear, be ready to have a howling good time!
Tuesday, October 27
Lincoln Park Stocker Stadium
Registration begins at 5:00 PM
Pick 3 events for $5
Employee Recognition
This past month, GJ Parks and Recreation celebrated several big milestones! From 5 years of service to 40 years of service, we celebrated 160 combined years between eight individuals. GJ Parks and Recreation is proud to have so many dedicated employees who are committed to providing the community with exemplary service. Please help us celebrate these wonderful employees!

  1. Ron, Parks Supervisor - 40 Years
  2. Bruce, Crew Leader - 30 Years
  3. Terry, Parks Operator - 25 Years
  4. Bill, Parks Operator - 20 Years
  5. Matt, Crew Leader - 20 Years
  6. Randy, Parks Superintendent - 15 Years
  7. Matt, Customer Service - 5 Years
  8. Leevi, Parks Operator - 5 Years

Thank you!
The Orchard Mesa Pool is Now Open!
The Orchard Mesa Pool opened last Monday! This fall, residents can enjoy public swim times, lap swim, aqua aerobics, and swim lessons. Click the video to the right to learn more about the Orchard Mesa Pool and the pre-cautions in place to keep residents safe and healthy.
Fall Tree Planting
Over the next few weeks, you may see new green infrastructure along neighborhood streets and within parks. GJ Parks and Recreation Arborists are planting trees this fall to help protect the longevity of our urban tree canopy here in Grand Junction. Last spring, 150 trees were planted and an additional 150 trees will be planted over the upcoming weeks. Click here to read more.
Aquatics Safety Audit
Staff, lifeguards, and pool managers received their third overall "Exceeds" score on the second Unannounced Operational Safety Audit of the Summer. An overall "Exceeds" score is rewarded when staff display professionalism and observation performance that is above and beyond the industry average. GJ Parks and Recreation lifeguards are trained to be "proactive" lifeguards.
Way to go GJ Aquatics Team!
RiversEdge West Clean-Up
Thank you RiversEdge West for helping to maintain habitat at Las Colonias. The last two months, the RiversEdge West Team and volunteers helped remove invasive species at Las Colonias to provide easier access to the river and give native plants the opportunity to grow. To volunteer with RiversEdge West click here to see upcoming events.
Have You Seen the New Marquee?
Driving down North Avenue, you may notice a brighter, more colorful display on the corner of Lincoln Park! This new marquee is equipped to display color images and video! The City of Grand Junction's marquee display is a great way to see what events are happening at Lincoln Park and what programs you can participate in through GJ Parks and Recreation.
Bike and Pedestrian Map
Do you bike to work or looking for more information on Grand Junction's trail system?

Check out our Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Map to find the best routes to take to get to your destination!
Max Capacity for Gatherings
On September 18, Mesa County announced the transition to the Protect Our Neighbors phase of the reopening plan. In this phase, the regulations on gatherings shifted to limiting occupants to 50% of the facility's normal capacity or 500 people, whichever is less. This change includes any gatherings at GJ Parks and Recreation shelters and facilities.
Las Colonias Butterfly Pond
Captured by RockyMounts
Grand Junction Horses on Horizon Drive
Downtown Grand Junction
Horticulture Team planting new native plants Downtown! Captured by GJ Creates
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!  
Stay healthy and please take care!
GJ Parks and Recreation Team
Give us a call! 970.254.3866
Email us at gjparksandrec@gjcity.org