Parks and Rec Admin

Address: 1340 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-254-3866

2020 PROS Master Plan


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Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan

The City of Grand Junction is in the midst of completing the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan. The PROS Master Plan is derived from citizen and stakeholder input, and will provide clear direction for services, facilities, and amenities for the next 5-8 years.

A $56,250 Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant was secured in mid-2019, which is paying for about half of the cost of the plan.  Given the grant, the Master Plan must be completed within two years, which is by the middle of 2021.  The current schedule has us meeting this deadline with a scheduled completion at the beginning of 2021.  A full inventory of amenities will be completed and parks, recreation and open space needs will be assessed in a Level of Service analysis. The Master Plan also includes completing a feasibility study and concept designs for the most needed and highest priority indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.  This survey is the single most important instrument that will be used to assess needs.

This is an action step in the draft Comprehensive Plan that is up for Council Adoption in later 2020.  The PROS Master Plan will dovetail and build off of the Comprehensive Plan.  The City last completed a Master Plan in 2001. The 2001 plan served the community well with many components having been completed, including an outdoor amphitheater, Las Colonias Park and Canyon View Park.

Meaningful community participation is the driving force in this Master Planning effort  with the following methods: a statistically valid survey sent to 6,000 households, open link surveys distributed, public input from focus groups, community meetings, engagement with City Council and staff, and regular interaction with a City Council appointed PROS Master Plan Advisory Committee.