- Please join us at one of the PROS Master Plan Public Forums:
- The same content will be covered in both meetings. Please only attend one.
- Tuesday, July 14 at 6 PM, Lincoln Park Barn
- Thursday, July 16 at 10 AM, Lincoln Park Barn
Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan
The City of Grand Junction is in the beginning stages of completing a Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan. This effort is growing out of the Comprehensive Plan process. A $56,250 Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant was secured towards the end of 2019, which will pay for a majority of the cost of the plan. A full inventory of amenities will be completed and parks, recreation and open space needs will be assessed. This includes completing a feasibility study for the most needed indoor recreation facilities. The resultant PROS Master Plan will guide priorities to improve the system.
Come to the Kick Off Meetings on July 14 at 6 p.m. and July 16 at 10 a.m., Lincoln Park Barn (South of the Stadium)
The City proposes starting the process of providing background information to the Advisory Committee once appointed as well as to the consultant group. Although public engagement beyond online platforms is not currently viable, we believe progress on the PROS Master Plan is possible.
An approximate, updated timeline is as follows:
- • May 2020 – Project Kick Off
- • June 2020-August 2020 – Inventory, Survey and Level of Service Analysis
- • June 2020-August 2020 – Feasibility Study
- • August 2020-October 2020 – Action/Implementation Plan
- • September 2020-November 2020 – Complete Final Plan
The PROS Master Plan consultant group was selected through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Three groups submitted proposals. These were evaluated independently by a group of reviewers. GreenPlay LLC was selected as the highest rated group. GreenPlay’s proposal included themselves as the lead consultant. They are partnered with DHM Design for landscape architecture, RRC Associates for the statistically valid survey and Barker-Rinker-Seacat for the indoor facility assessment. In person interviews were conducted, confirming the rating, and GreenPlay agreed to some suggested changes to the responsibilities among their group as we desired. Negotiations are currently underway, and we expect to be under contract soon. GreenPlay is the leading firm in the country regarding parks and recreation planning work. They have completed over 500 similar projects.
PROS Task Force Members
The PROS Task Force is a group of community members appointed by Council who is providing continual feedback throughout the Master Plan.
- Micah Adams: Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) & Construction Management Experience with FCI
- Bennett Boeschenstein: Retired Planner; Previous City Councilor
- Kevin Bray: Real Estate Industry
- Paul Cain: Athletic Director School District; Coordinates School District Use of Many City Facilities
- Cindy Enos‐Martinez: Former City Councilor; Former School Board; Member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
- Josh Niernberg: Bin 707 Owner; Visit GJ Board; Outdoor Recreation Coalition
- Shaun Howe: Executive Director of the Fire FC Soccer Club
- Derek Wagner: CMU, Vice-President for Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
- Barbara Zind: Pediatrician ‐ Creator of We Can! Mesa County
- Ted Ciavonne: Landscape Architect; Member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
- Libby Collins: Colorado West Land Trust Community Engagement
- Kylie Holley: Formerly with CMU working Strength and Conditioning
- Joy Hudack: Executive Director, Riverside Educational Center
- Andreya Krieves: PLACE, Chair 2C campaign; Volunteer Coordinator SD#51 Bond Campaign
- Diane Schwenke: GJ Chamber of Commerce President; Member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee
- Danette MacMillan: St. Mary's Director of Nursing
- William Findlay: Member Riverfront Foundation; Colorado West Land Trust Board; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; Retired Pediatrician
- Brandon Stam: Downtown Grand Junction, Executive Director
- Kyle Gardner: Director of Therapy at Community Hospital
Please provide any comments or concerns to City Manager Caton.