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The 2021 Spring Activity Guide is Here!
Registration OPENS Today!
We are thrilled to be releasing this guide as it more fully represents the entire system and includes exciting new projects! Read about park amenities, facilities, and different services offered throughout the year. Prior to the pandemic, each seasonal activity guide would get mailed to residents. This guide is the first guide where mailing to residents will resume since the pandemic. Still need a hard copy? Stop by the administrative office at 1340 Gunnison Avenue or view it online!
We asked our team what their favorite parts of the new Spring Activity Guide are. Click the video to see what they had to say!
Pre-Season Softball Tournament
Get geared up for spring softball with a fun pre-season charity tournament! Register before March 28 to avoid the $50 late fee! Offering men's, women's, and coed divisions.
Fee: $249, Date: 4/3-4/4
Spring Softball
It's softball season! This six-game season starts April 4. Register before March 28! Offering Men's casual & competition and Coed casual & competition.
Fee: $310
Sherwood Park Fitness Circuit
Free for the community! Learn how to properly utilize the new fitness circuit at Sherwood Park and learn secrets to maximize the results from your workouts!
FREE
Date: 3/25
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
Register for Summer Camps
Register for Summer Camps is now OPEN!
From our STARS Camp to Little Sunshines, we have a camp to fit your child's needs. Check out the different camp options!
Horticulture Volunteering
Do you like gardening, flowers, or just looking for new ways to get involved in the community? Our horticulture team is collecting feedback to see if Grand Junction residents are interested in a horticulture volunteer program. If this is something you would like to see in your community, let us know! Fill out this short 1-2 minute survey!
Riverfront Trail
Closure & Detour
The City of Grand Junction and its contractor will begin improvements to the Colorado riverfront trail, between Hale Avenue within the Riverside Neighborhood, and South 7th Street, on the east side of the 5th Street / HWY 50 overpass. The closure will begin on Monday, March 1st, and remain closed for approximately 6 weeks. The anticipated reopening date of the trail is the week of April 5th.
Kindred Reserve Signage
Parks crew installed Kindred Reserve Open Space Park signage. The signs were an in-house design that was custom-made with wood backing from a severely declined park honey locust tree that had to be removed for safety precautions.
New Art Exhibit
The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has installed a new exhibit at the Grand Junction Convention Center. The Arts Commission welcomes new artists Kayla Golub, Madeline Robinson, Dennis B. Lytle, Seirrha Key, & L.E. Williams! This show features all brand new local artists that applied and were accepted to exhibit with the Arts Commission last year. This show will be up until June and the artwork is for sale.
Tree Removals
The Forestry division started the tree removal process. The division posted public notices on properties and street trees from Grand to North letting the public know staff will be working to remove dead, dying, and diseased public trees. Trees set for removal can be viewed through the City of Grand Junction’s public facing map. The crew also removed a tree from Whitman Park that was in very poor condition and was deemed high risk for the public space. A combination of stressors led to the removal of the tree including old age, stress from past years of drought conditions, and progressed insect damage. The Forestry division’s goal is focused on the protection and preservation of trees and a tree only gets removed if the condition is extreme. 
Check out this video to learn all about Eagle Rim Park!
Get to know Lorie Gregor!
Recreation Coordinator - 14 Years of Service

What is your favorite part about your job?
I love the diversity that comes with the job. So many activities, projects, and people! It is fun to come up with ideas that the community enjoys, which gives you immediate gratification.

What is your favorite place in Grand Junction?
Watson Island

Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time outside hiking, camping, biking, rock hounding, and studying nature. I love to lie in the hammock and read in the shade, watch clouds, and star gaze. I enjoy hanging out with friends, family, and the 4 legged ones too! I love to cook, explore new places in the jeep, and take pictures of what I see. My favorite thing is to be by running water, be it a river or the ocean, and let the sound relax me. Traveling is my reason for being!

If you could describe Parks & Recreation in one word, what would it be?
Impactful
Single Track Trail - Muddy Waters Sign
Artwork along the RiverfrontTrail
Watson Island Disc Golf Sign
Disc Golf at West Lake Park
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