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Quick Updates


Now hiring multiple positions - summer jobs, seasonal, and full-time opportunities

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

  • Events Recreation Coordinator
  • Lifeguards
  • Pool Managers
  • Swim Instructors
  • Urban Forestry
  • Event Staff
  • Summer Camp Staff
  • Horticulturist
  • Irrigation Maintenance
  • Open Space Maintenance
  • Park Custodian
  • Turf Maintenance
  • Sports Fields and Ground Crew
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Community Center Survey

This month, a survey about a Grand Junction Community Center will be sent to 8,000 randomly selected Grand Junction Residents. If you receive one in your mailbox, please take the time to complete the survey!

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Winter/Spring Registration is Now Open!

Take a look inside the 2022 Winter/Spring Activity Guide to find your next go-to activity! Make sure to read through our NEW offerings like the Rapids Swim Club, Intro to Mountain Biking, and training to become a Sports Official.

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Wacky Wednesday

Every Wednesday starting January 26th

Drop-in anytime between 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | $4 | 6 Years & Under | Bookcliff Activity Center

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Little Artist Cafe

January 18 | 10:30 am - 12 pm Ages 3-6 | $9

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Blast-Off with Piano

January 19 - February 16 | Wed 5 PM - 5:50 PM | Ages 6-11

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Grand Junction Rapids Swim Club

𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌! Interested in competitive swimming? Know someone who is? 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐦 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲. For those interested in participating, we will be having a free open house for parents and athletes. Meet the coaches and learn more about the program! RSVP for the open house today!

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Youth Volleyball

This recreational league is designed for boys and girls of all abilities. The program focuses on fun, teamwork, learning the fundamentals of volleyball, and equal play. Practices begin the week of January 31. Register by January 21!

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3-on-3 Basketball

Begins January 31 | 16 Years & Older | Register by January 26

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Beginning Pickleball Clinic

January 7 | Lincoln Park

1 PM - 3 PM | 16 Years and Older

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Drop-In Sports

Begins January 11 | Tuesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Sundays, 1 PM - 4 PM | Bookcliff Activity Center

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We want YOU to keep our kids competing! If you currently play sports, have retired from playing, or are a sports buff, this class is for you! This training can allow for immediate work opportunities with the City of Grand Junction as well as in District 51 sporting arenas. Trainers are CHSSA Officials with years of experience. Join us for the first class on January 10 to learn a general overview of officiation.

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Colder weather can only mean one thing, it's volleyball season! League play begins in January and includes eight matches. Register by January 25.

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Park Maintenance in the Winter

Parks Facilities crews are working on clean-up and maintenance for several prominent parks. In preparation for the spring, the shelters at Eagle Rim Park are receiving a deep cleaning and roofing improvements. A new roof will also be installed at the Junior Service League Park and new metal doors will be installed at Westlake Park, the Blue Heron Boat Ramp, and Duck Pond Park.

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2021 Champion of the Arts Winner

Congratulations to Gary Ambrosier for being the 2021 Champion of the Arts Winner! Gary was awarded with a painting by Charles Morris titled, "Spring Comes to the San Juan's."

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Forestry Winter Tree Work

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Since mid-October, Forestry staff have focused on Main Street and Colorado Avenue holiday lights. Now, Forestry is shifting gears to 230 public trees that have been slated for removal. Additionally, 92 existing tree stumps require stump grinding this winter.


Horticulture Prepares for Spring Time

The horticulture team planted approximately 10,000 bulbs across Grand Junction. These bulbs will sprout this spring. Over 22,000 perennials and annuals will be planted in 2022, increasing from 10,000 in 2021. Additionally, all prominent public right-of-way areas have been sprayed with a pesticide treatment, which will discourage weed growth in these areas in the spring.

Las Colonias Soft Trail Closure

The soft surface walking trails adjacent to the Riverfront Trail that provides access to the River Park, will be closed starting the week of December 13. Trails are closed for crews to work on the re-vegetation project surrounding the trails. The Riverfront Trail will remain open for pedestrian traffic.

Santa Cause Run Raises Over $4,000

Last month, the 6th Annual Santa Cause 5k and 1K run took place at the Las Colonias Amphitheater. This year's event saw record-breaking registration numbers in partnership with the Kiwanis Club. 280 people participated in either the 1K or 5K runs, breaking the previous record of 200 participants. $4,348.52 will be donated to help raise funds for inclusive playground equipment. Thanks for joining us!

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Santa Cause 5k Run

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Forestry Crew

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Holiday Lights

Last month we celebrated 4 employees who always go above and beyond and showcase what parks and recreation is all about. Congratulations!

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Exemplary Service Award

Trish and Pete, Aquatics/Recreation Coordinators


Collaborative Partnership Award

Rachel, Administrative Assistant


Employee of the Year

Jeff, Crew Leader

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Thanks for Reading!

Your Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Team

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