News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Continuous Improvement to Urban Tree Canopy

Tree removal

The Forestry Division of the Parks & Recreation Department continues to improve the City’s urban tree canopy by removing unsafe trees and planting new trees in parks and rights-of-way. With increasing pressure from native pests, and the impe...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

5th Street Interchange Landscape Renovation

5th Street Interchange Renovation

The City of Grand Junction is in the process of renovating the landscaping on the interchange of the Riverside Parkway & 5th Street (US-50). This interchange serves as a gateway to Grand Junction and is the first landscaped feature that visitors and c...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Veteran’s Memorial Park – City of Grand Junction and Mesa County Partnership

Veterans Memorial park

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation recently signed an intergovernmental agreement with Mesa County to provide athletic programming at Veteran’s Memorial Park located at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Highway 50. 

This partnership w...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Become a Trail Host with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation

Trail Hosts group picture

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to participate in our Trail Host program. As the temperatures start to warm up, parks and recreation sees an increase in trail usage, and more volunteers are needed to help keep the trails sa...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

First Open Space Park in Grand Junction Now Open

Kindred Reserve Open Space

The City of Grand Junction recently finished the development of the first open space park in Grand Junction. Kindred Reserve Open Space is located at 2064 S. Broadway next to the Tiara Rado Golf Course Driving Range. This park has a natural feel with 1.75...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Adopted by City Council

PROS Master Plan Spotlight

Click here to read a summary of the PROS Master Plan.

Click here to read the final PROS Master Plan.

On Wednesday, January 6, Grand Junction City Council officially adopted the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan with a unanimous 7-0 vote. ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

New Skate Park at Las Colonias

Las Colonias Skate Park

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation staff has installed a new skate park at Las Colonias Park. This new amenity located in the parking lot west of the Las Colonias dog parks and east of the amphitheater. The new skate park is designed for all ages and s...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Passes Resolution in Support of 2A and 2B

Canyon View Park

**This release is issued on behalf of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)**

Last week at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), PRAB passed a resolution supporting the current ballot measures 2A and 2B. The reso...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Parks & Recreation Receives Xcel Foundation Grant for Tree Planting

Forestry crew planting tree

The City of Grand Junction has received a $4,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the funding of tree planting. These funds will go towards the focus of vacant planting spaces in public rights-of-way and parks that suffer from high numbers...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Parks & Recreation Releases 2021 Spring Activity Guide

Spring Activity Guide

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Spring Activity Guide will be released on March 1st. Parks & Recreation is thrilled to share this guide with residents as it more fully represents the entire system and includes exciting new proje...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

Person playing violin

Thanks to a $34,000 grant provided by The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the City of Grand Junction, cultural events will be available to the community again in 2021. Twelve local non-profit organizations received an art grant for cultu...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Start Planning for Summer with Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camp Program

Summer Camp Guide

Summer is right around the corner and Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the season with the Summer Camp Guide, now available online at gjpr.org/summercamps.

The guide provides all the information families need before Summer C...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

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Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

The 8th Annual Write On! creative writing contest is underway. Since 2012, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has read hundreds of written works of art from Gran...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Parks & Recreation Horticulture Division Saves by Growing Spring Flowers

Seedling

The Horticulture Division of the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department is currently growing 10,000 plants for use throughout the City during the upcoming planting season. These annuals and perennials highlight the unique growing climate in Gran...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Parks & Recreation Supervisor Ron Felt Retires After 45 Years

Ron Felt

City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Supervisor Ron Felt will be retiring after 45 years of service on January 22nd. Ron’s career with the City started in 1976 as a seasonal maintenance worker. Ron worked seasonally for four seasons bef...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Parks & Recreation Utilizes Aquaponics to Grow Plants

Aquaponics bed with trees growing

The City’s urban tree canopy is growing, due in part to innovative methods which allow the City to grow trees in a more natural and cost effective manner. The Parks & Recreation Department uses an aquaponics system to grow a variety of plant...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Downtown Holiday Tree Lights Bring Cheer to Grand Junction

Holiday Lights

Stroll your way through Downtown Grand Junction and enjoy an abundance of holiday cheer with shimmering lights hanging throughout Main Street trees. This week, the City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department and the Downtown Grand Junction wi...

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Parks & Recreation News