News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovations Complete in Time for JUCO

Photo overlooking Lincoln Park Stadium

The City is pleased to announce that the major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium have been completed in time for the 2022 Junior College World Series (JUCO).  

“Once the community packs into Suplizio Field for another JUCO, I believe everyon...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Updates and Opening of River Park at Las Colonias

Photo of River Park Revegetation at Las Colonias

The River Park at Las Colonias will begin its third season this weekend. The River Park has seen heavy use and has become one of the great new destinations in the Grand Junction area.  Along with the adjacent Amphitheatre attracting bigger and mo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

A Great Pumpkin Growing Contest

Pumpkin Graphic with contest information

The Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the non-profit Strive, is organizing a great pumpkin growing contest. Strive is the operator of the Western Colorado Botanic Gardens.  

In an effort to “grow” the horticultu...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Announcing the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Summer Activity Guide

Magazine Cover with text reading Summer 2022 Activity Guide

Enjoy the numerous activities available to the community through Grand Junction Parks & Recreation! The 2022 Summer Activity Guide arrived in community mailboxes recently. The guide includes excellent information on services, programs, special events,...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Ribbon Cutting for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation

Baseball stadium bleachers renovation

The City of Grand Junction, in close partnership with the Junior College World Series (Grand Junction Baseball Committee), Colorado Mesa University, and Mesa County Valley School District 51, is excited to announce the ribbon cutting for the major renovat...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Westlake Skate Park Mural Painting Program

Westlake Skate Park

The Westlake Skate Park will be closed from Saturday, April 26 through Friday, April 29 for mural painting as part of the annual Skate Park Mural Program. On April 30, the park will reopen, and the City of Grand Junction invites community members to the S...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Grand Junction Arbor Day Celebration and Southwest Arbor Fest

Arbor Fest

The City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department is excited to celebrate Arbor Day by hosting the 19th annual Southwest Arbor Day Festival this Saturday, April 23. Arbor Day activities will kick off at 9 a.m. with two elements: the popular fre...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Grand Junction Arbor Day Seedling Delivery

Seedlings

Back by popular demand, the City of Grand Junction is celebrating Arbor Day with tree seedling deliveries. Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, Grand Junction residents will have the opportunity to request up to two seedlings online at www.gjcity....

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

aRT – Art on the Riverfront Trail

aRT Riverfront Trail

The Art on the Riverfront Trail (aRT) program is back in 2022. This program is a biannual mural program aimed at improving the artistic experience for users of the trail.

aRT is spearheaded by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the River...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Redlands Roundabout Project Update

Redlands Roundabout Rendering

In early 2020, a public meeting was held at Redlands Middle School regarding public art in the Redlands Parkway/C340 roundabout where approximately 110 attendees reviewed 8 concepts. The majority of attendees supported the theme of Bighorn Sheep to celebr...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Reminder: Community Recreation Center Survey Closes February 21, 2022

Survey

A letter regarding a statistically valid survey for a potential Community Recreation Center in Grand Junction was mailed to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters at the beginning of February. Since then, all selected residents with a vali...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Plan Your Summer with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camps

Front cover of the 2022 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, available online at https://gjpr.org/summercamp

The guide provides all the information families need before Summ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update

The General Contractor for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation project, Shaw Construction, confirmed that additional steel needed for the project will be delivered on Monday, February 14. This steel will replace that which was damaged in the crane i...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Community Recreation Center Survey

Survey

At the beginning of February, the City of Grand Junction mailed a letter to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters informing them that they are invited to participate in a statistically valid survey regarding a potential Community Recreati...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Career Opportunities at Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

We're Hiring

Make a difference in your community by joining the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation team. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is hiring various positions from lifeguards, event staff, horticulturists, urban foresters, summer camp counselor...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update:

As of Friday January 28, the project’s General Contractor, Shaw Construction, indicated the structural steel needed to replace the material damaged in the crane incident is projected to arrive onsite between February 21 & February 25....

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

Suplizio Stadium

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a crane that was erecting structural steel for the new bleachers at Suplizio Field failed and fell onto the newly constructed steel structure and field. The cause of the crane failure is still under investigation. All prope...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Start the New Year with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

Front Cover 2022 Winter and Spring Activity Guide

Stay active, get involved, and start your year off right with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation! The 2022 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on services, programs, special events, and numerous ways for the co...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Funding for Cultural Events is Now Available!

Art display

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any non-profit organization or governmental/educational agency in the state of Colorado bringing thei...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Santa Cause 5K Run

Santa Cause Run

Celebrate the holiday season at the 6th Annual Santa Cause Run on Saturday, December 11th. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation and the Kiwanis Club are teaming up to help raise money for inclusive playground equipment. All proceeds go towards funding fo...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Horizon Park Master Plan Community Meetings

Horizon Park

The City of Grand Junction is in the midst of developing a Master Plan for Horizon Park. Horizon Park is located at 731 27 Road, directly west of Fire Station #6. This undeveloped park is 13 acres, surrounded by residential development, and is appropriate...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join in celebrating the new Kindred Reserve Open Space Park on Thursday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. The City encourages attendees to enjoy the walking trails in the park before or after the event. Please vi...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Nominate a Local Business or Individual for the Champion of the Arts Award

Fall Colors On The Mesa, Jim Finlayson

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites nominations from the community in honor of citizens and businesses who have been instrumental in supporting and promoting Grand Junction’s cultural community. Working beyond the scope of ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Invitation

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join them in celebrating the improvements made to Riverside Park on Thursday, October 7th. The ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by an open house from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. where the co...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Horizon Park Master Plan Community Meetings

Horizon Park

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to attend a public meeting regarding the Horizon Park Master Plan. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5th at Fire Station #6 located at 729 27 Road at 5:30 p.m. These meetings will ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Lincoln Park Stadium Construction Begins This Week

Stocker Stadium

Major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium are scheduled to begin the week of September 13th. On Monday, September 13, the General Contractor for the project will begin mobilization to stage for the demolition of the aged stands behind home plate and a...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Grand Junction Fall Aquatics

Indoor Swimming Pool

The Parks & Recreation Department is transitioning from the summer outdoor aquatics season at the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool to the fall indoor aquatics season at the Orchard Mesa Pool. 

The Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool will close for the season after...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Western Colorado Senior Games Takes Place Next Week in Grand Junction

Senior Games Picture

The Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Western Colorado Senior Games on August 23-29, 2021! This weeklong athletic competition showcases the athleticism of over 200 athletes who are 50+ years of age. Spectators ar...

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Parks & Recreation News
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