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Quick Updates
COVID-19 Modifications
On November 13th, additional modifications were made to parks & recreation services following the reversion to Phase III of Safer at Home Mesa County, Orange with High Risk. These modifications will likely continue into the new year. For a full list of modifications, please click here.
  • Orchard Mesa Pool is closed.
  • Bookcliff Activity Center including all indoor fitness classes are closed and cancelled.
  • We are not taking facility rentals.
  • Parks & Recreation offices are closed to the public, but staff can be reached via email (gjparksandrec@gjcity.org) or by phone (970-254-3866).
  • The Candy Cane Hunt and Chocolate walk have been cancelled.
  • All outdoor facilities are open including parks, playgrounds, and court facilities.

PROS Master Plan Update
On December 1, community members learned about the draft PROS Master Plan from the consultant team, GreenPlay. The presentation showcased the main take-a-ways from the plan. If you weren't able to attend the virtual presentation, don't worry! Click here to watch the presentation.

Next Step - PROS Master Plan FINAL Presentation
A presentation sharing the FINAL PROS Master Plan will be held in mid-December 2020.
Holiday Light Tour
This year we are changing it up and offering a virtual tour of the valley’s best Christmas lights! We will brave the cold and scour the land to bring you a compilation of the best Christmas light displays from the comfort of your living room. All you have to do is supply the hot chocolate! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a link to the tour!
Register by Wed, December 9 and still participate in this years
Santa Cause Run!

Run or walk, win prizes, and have fun this holiday season! You'll have until December 12 to submit your time or photos to win awards and be entered into the raffle giveaways!

Click the video and learn from Santa himself on how this virtual 5k works!
Sherwood Park Fitness Circuit
A four-piece fitness circuit provided by an AARP Community Challenge Grant that parks & recreation received in September, is now installed at Sherwood Park! Each fitness circuit is placed around the walking path making it easy to use the equipment while exercising. Go test them out or join one of our classes next spring to learn how to use the equipment!
Growing Trees with Aquaponic Beds
Park Operations has been using an aquaponics system to grow a variety of plants, the most recent being trees. Instead of growing plants in containers, an aquaponics system uses fish waste as a natural fertilizer for plants while the trees grow in a soilless environment.
City of Grand Junction Receives a NEW Website
Have you seen the new City website?! This new design reflects the look and feel of the natural environment of Grand Junction, while incorporating a host of new features and tools designed to help residents and community partners quickly locate the information and services they need.
Skate Park Coming Soon!
We are excited to bring a new skate park to Grand Junction! This skate park will be portable. The skate park is currently being designed and is expected to be complete in mid-December. The equipment will allow us to move the skate park around the City to other park locations when needed. More information coming soon!
GJ Swing for a Cause
The fundraising committee, GJ Swing for a Cause, is collaborating with Parks & Recreation and the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club to purchase and install a wheelchair accessible swing at Canyon View Park. GJ Swing for a Cause believes having a wheelchair accessible swing will create space for families with disabled children and adults to enjoy the park in a unique and inclusive manner. GJ Swing for a Cause hopes to install the swing in early summer of 2021.
Dog Park Closes for Season
The middle Dog Park at Canyon View Park is closed for the winter season. This section of the dog park closes this time of year due to how muddy the park gets and to assure healthy, green grass come spring time. One section of the Canyon View Dog Park is still open as well as one section at Las Colonias.
New Landscape at Fire Station 6
Parks Operations installed landscape around the New Fire Station 6 at
Horizon Park. The landscape includes 30 Trees, 173 Shrubs, 45 herbaceous perennials and 20,000 square feet of rock. This landscape will help to create an immersive feeling at the fire station and tie the look and feel to the rest of the neighborhood.
Learn about Plant Health Care!
Plant Health Specialist, Jamie Boda, helps to nurture and protect the tree canopy throughout the City. Click the video to learn more!
Lincoln Park
Mulch Pile from Winter Storm Tree Damage
Orchard Mesa Pool Aqua Aerobics
Winter at Lincoln 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