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Check out the Fall Activity Guide

The Fall Activity Guide is now available! We have programs running all season long including youth basketball, adult volleyball, and swim lessons. Check out our events to get you in the holiday spirit including a Chocolate Walk, Santa Cause Run, Holiday Light Tour, and much more!
On this day, the pool goes to the dogs for paddling, soaking, fetching and diving board tricks. Event proceeds will benefit the Roice-Hurst Humane Society and the Billy Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund. Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool | Sunday, 9/12 | $5 Per Dog, Free for Human Spectators | 10AM-11AM Small Dogs Only (25lbs or less) | 11AM - 2PM All Dogs
Community Meetings
Do you have questions for the City's Department Directors or City Manager Greg Caton? Or maybe you want to learn more about what each department is up to. Join the City of Grand Junction at two lunch events in September!
  • September 8th | noon - 1:30 p.m. at Lunch Loops Trailhead
  • September 21st | noon - 1:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Ash Shelter (near Parks & Recreation Admin Office)
GJ Swing for a Cause
GJ Swing for a Cause recently enabled a new wheelchair accessible swing at Canyon View Park. Significant fundraising by the Swing for a Cause non-profit raised much of the needed funds from local sources. The ease of use, as well as the fully swinging function will greatly deepen the positive experience of the user. The City contributed additional funds, provided in-kind with the project management and installation. Proceeds from the Santa Cause Run also provided funding. The swing is now open to the public.
Canyon View Dark Sky Certification
During the installation of the new sports lighting at Canyon View Park, parks and recreation wanted to ensure the lighting would not disturb the Spanish Trail Subdivision and other surrounding neighborhoods. The new lighting was designed to meet the International Dark Sky (IDA) standards. Parks and recreation also applied for the IDA certification. Now, Canyon View Park is the first facility in Colorado to receive the International Dark Sky accreditation. 
Las Colonias Dog Parks Now Open
The middle and east sections of the Las Colonias dog park are open! Small dogs can enjoy the east section while larger dogs can enjoy the middle. Thanks for being patient while we allowed the grass to establish!
Fall Aquatics
The aquatics division is switching gears for the fall season. The Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool closed on Labor Day but residents can still enjoy swimming at the Orchard Mesa Pool. To end the outdoor pool season, dog owners can participate in Dog Days on September 12th.
Colorado Spirit Wellness Program
The LFS Colorado Spirit Wellness Program is here to listen and guide you through stress and challenges you may be experiencing right now. All their services are free and anonymous! Give them a call at 970-232-1147 or visit them online at lfswellness.org/resources and explore self-guided wellness tips and resources.
Learn more about the Grand Valley Parks & Recreation Foundation (GVPARF) at gvparf.org
Donate now to support parks and recreation capital projects and scholarships!
Youth Pickleball Program
The Summer Youth Pickleball Program wrapped up a few weeks ago with a round robin tournament. 28 kids participated in the program and everyone had a blast learning a new sport! Check out this slide show to see a recap!
Youth Pickleball
Opening Bocce Ball Game at the 2021 Senior Games
New Signage at Las Colonias Park about the importance of fish habitat in the Colorado River and River 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