News Flash

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: March 1, 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: February 24, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

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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