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Lincoln Park Fireworks
Community Listening Session
Join us on Tuesday, July 20 at 5 PM at the Lincoln Park Barn to learn about the fireworks at Lincoln Park and provide input. Please take this 3 minute survey linked here to provide your input.
GVT Free Summer Bus Program
Calling all D51 Middle School & High School students! Have you received your GVT FREE ride sticker yet? Bring your student ID to the parks & rec office to get yours!
Urban Forestry Arborist
Our Forestry Division is looking for a full time Urban Forestry Arborist. If you are creative, hardworking, and passionate about research, and willing to continually learn new things, apply today!
July is Parks & Rec Month
To help celebrate parks & rec month, we asked our community to share stories about their experience. Click here to listen to Nichole share her memories at Sherwood Park.
Beginner Youth SUP
Intro lesson to review personal preparation, board and paddle design, paddle environment, and safety.

Thursday, 7/15 | 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Las Colonias Park Butterfly Pond
Ages 8-16 | $44
Biddy Sports Flag Football
Learn the basics of flag football while developing teamwork skills and sportsmanship! Kids can learn in a fun, noncompetitive environment.

Tuesdays from 7/13-8/3 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lincoln Park | Ages 6-8 | $29
Goat Yoga
Enjoy gentle active yoga while playing with baby goats! Relax and have fun at this unique experience!

Saturday, 7/10 or 7/24 | 8:30 AM - 10 AM | Mesa County Fair Grounds | Ages 10+ | $20
Itty-Bitty City
Every Thursday until 7/29, your kiddos can enjoy fun activities all afternoon! Drop-in at anytime.

Thursdays | 1 PM - 4 PM | Bookcliff Activity Center | $4
Kinder Sports
Learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Ages 3-6.
Iddy Biddy Sports
Learn soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Sunset SUP Yoga
Develop balance, strength, and coordination with SUP yoga.
Lincoln Park Pickleball & Tennis Survey
We want your feedback on the proposed project outlined in the PROS Master Plan regarding the pickleball and tennis courts at Lincoln Park. Take this short survey and join us on August 10th at 5:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Barn for a community meeting. This meeting will cover the results from this survey and will be an additional opportunity to collect feedback from the community.
Artificial Flowers at the Cemetery
The city cemeteries ask that no plastic flowers, arrangements or wreaths be placed in city cemeteries between April 15th and November 1st, except for 10 days before and after Memorial Day. On April 15th of each year and 10 days after Memorial Day, crews remove all plastic flowers, arrangements, and wreaths from grave sites. Natural flowers and floral arrangements may be placed or used throughout the year.
Mobile Lincoln Park Arboretum Tour
You can now view the Lincoln Park Arboretum from your phone! View an online interactive map and learn about tree species from your mobile device. Users now have the option to read or watch a video on each tree. The map directs you to each tree as you walk through the park.
Westlake Park Renovation
This spring, the parks division began renovation at West Lake Park. The goals of this renovation are to improve the turf quality, add trees for additional shade, and renovate the disc golf course to have better playability. 46 trees and approximately 4.5 acres of new grass was planted. This project was funded by a Community Development Block Grant for $26,000 and will serve to increase the experience at West Lake Park for many years to come.
Increase in Tree Requests
The forestry division has seen an increase in tree work requests compared to last year. Since May 13th, there have been 148 new work requests compared to 67 requests at the same time last year. These requests are mostly for tree pruning, but also for insect control. The forestry division has seen an uptick in tree insects this season compared to previous years, which is causing increased damage to the City’s green infrastructure.
Get to know the different divisions within Parks and Recreation. This month we have our horticulture division. Click the video below to learn more about the team!
Take a Tour of 5 GJ Parks from Above!
Click the video below.
Get to know Tina Ross!
Recreation Coordinator - 17 Years of Service.

What is your favorite part about your job?
Being involved with making positive changes in the community through our programming. I love being in the thick of things, so I can see first hand the impact our department has on it participants.

What is your favorite place in Grand Junction?
Where ever my family is! We do a lot together, so it is hard to specify one location. Definitely outside.

Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing?
Cooking, crafting, skiing, hiking, traveling, and riding my spin bike.

If you could describe Parks & Recreation in one word, what would it be?
Sherwood Park Ribbon Cutting
Kids Fishing Camp
Summer Camp Activities
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