The City of Grand Junction Forestry Division will close the Lincoln Park playground on Monday, August 22, 2022, from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. to conduct routine tree maintenance within Lincoln Park and in the area directly adjacent to the playground.
Forestry crews will be trimming trees to maintain the health of those that are mature, especially the trees surrounding the playground. This will allow the trees to continue to provide shade for visitors to the park along with all the other community and environmental benefits provided by a healthy urban tree canopy. Regular maintenance also ensures that any potential hazards are addressed for the safety of park users.
These trees are part of the Lincoln Park Arboretum, which features 69 tree varieties. Each tree is clearly identified with a plaque and visitors can learn about each tree species by using a smartphone and the virtual map available online. The trees serve as an outdoor tree museum by providing educational opportunities for local schools, child-care facilities, and institutions of higher learning. Learn more about the Lincoln Park Arboretum
Contact: Johnny McFarland, Asst. to the City Manager | 970-244-1505 or firstname.lastname@example.org