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2021

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Winter

Registration Begins Monday, January 4!

Register Today!

gjparksandrec.org or call (970)254-3866 (FUNN)

GJ Parks and Recreation Facilities are now Silver Sneakers Eligible SEE PAGE 12

Thank you Ron for 45 Years of Service! See Ron’s story on page 33

Servicios de Ciudad en Español Ver pagina 30

NEW Fitness Equipment at Sherwood Park! See page 15 for details.

COVID-19 is affecting program and facility schedules. We plan to resume services and open up facilities and programs as soon as possible, and we want to see you! Please call (970)254-3866 (FUNN) or email (gjparksandrec@gjcity.org) for the latest information.

www.gjparksandrec.org • (970)254-3866 (FUNN) Winter Activity Guide 2021

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In This Guide! Letter from Director & City Manager......................................02

Facilities Overview...............................................................03 Youth Scholarships..............................................................04 Park Locations.....................................................................05 Park Amenities at a Glance............................................. 06, 07 Shelter Rentals....................................................................08 Forestry, Open Space and Cemeteries.....................................09 Municipal Golf Courses.........................................................10 Art in the Parks....................................................................11 Park Rules and Regulations..................................................11 Additional Facilities............................................................... 12 Silver Sneakers...................................................................... 12 Special Events......................................................................13 Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan................. 13 New Amenities................................................................. 13,14 Adult General Activities.................................................. 14, 15 Adult Sports................................................................... 16, 17 Summer Camps....................................................................18 Youth General Recreation.............................................. 19–21 Youth Sports.................................................................. 21, 22 Aquatics: Orchard Mesa.........................................................24–29 Actividades de Inverano y Primavero.....................................31 Meet the Staff......................................................................32 Thank you Ron Felt for 45 Years of Service..............................33

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1340 Gunnison Ave

gjparksandrec.org

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(970)254-3866

gjparksandrec@gjcity.org

Customer Service Matthew James Customer Service matthewj@gjcity.org 970-254-3866 (FUNN)

Jennifer Howard Customer Service jenniferh@gjcity.org 970-254-3866 (FUNN)

Adult Programs / Arts Lorie Gregor

lorieg@gjcity.org (970)254-3876

Aquatics

Pete Ashman

petea@gjcity.org (970)254-3869

Aquatics

Tricia Rothwell

triciar@gjcity.org (970)254-3801

Athletics / Aquatics

Larry Manchester larrym@gjcity.org (970)254-3844

General Recreation

Emily Krause

emilyk@gjcity.org (970)254-3875

General Recreation

Tina Ross

tinar@gjcity.org

Youth / Adult Athletics Shon Birch

(970)254-3805

shonb@gjcity.org (970)254-3864

Thank You to Our Funding Sources: Revenue from Fees, Sales Tax from the City of Grand Junction General Fund and Colorado Lottery Proceeds

Letter from the Director Ken Sherbenou, Parks and Recreation Director Greeting fellow community members, Welcome to the Winter 2020-2021 activity guide! In it, you will find a plethora of opportunities to stay active and healthy with family and friends in our great park and recreation system. During the pandemic, Mesa County has seen a 144% increase in park visitation, the highest of any County in Colorado (https://www.google.com/ covid19/mobility/). We are proud to have provided critical service during the pandemic. Although programs and indoor activity were and are restricted, outdoor activity increased dramatically. As we head into 2021, we are still limited with the availability of services. For 2 Winter Activity Guide 2021

simplification and given risk associated, we generally have outdoor activities available but indoor facilities and programs are not available. With that said, we are able to offer some recreation services as reflected in this guide. This is in addition to the community’s parks, outdoor recreation, open space and trail facilities, as detailed in this Activity Guide. We are looking forward to some great progress in 2021 including such things as renovating the Lincoln Park Stadium, replacing light poles at Canyon View and continuing to improve the Riverfront at Las Colonias and Dos Rios with more amenities coming online. Furthermore, we hope to implement priorities and projects described in the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan.

The parks and recreation system belongs to the Grand Junction community, and this PROS Master Plan is truly the community’s plan. We are so thankful to have engaged more than 3000 of our community members in the midst of a pandemic to drive the priorities in this plan. Thanks for all of the input to help us understand how to best service you over the next 8-10 years. The priorities and projects described will greatly progress our parks and recreation system. The final plan is available to view at www.gjcity.org. Happy 2021 Grand Junction! It will be a great year! Ken Sherbenou Parks & Recreation Director City of Grand Junction


Parks and Recreation Facilities See pages 5-12 for facility details

OUTDOOR

INDOOR

Sam Suplizio Field 1315 North Avenue

Canyon View Park 730 24 Road

2736 Unaweep Avenue

6,000

Hospitality Suite 1315 North Avenue

Bookcliff Activity Center

people

Ralph Stocker Stadium 998 N 12th Street

358

days of use Stocker Stadium located at Lincoln Park sees 358 days of use per year from CMU, School District 51, the GJ Rockies, JUCO and other community events

Amphitheater at Las Colonias 925 Struthers Avenue

540 29 1/4 Road

Canyon View Park sees over 6,000 users each weekend from March-October

5,363

games

Between Lincoln Park, Canyon View, Dixson, Columbine and Kronkright, Parks and Recreation hosted 5,363 sporting events in 2019

Downtown Grand Junction Main Street / Colorado Avenue

200 Canna Lillies Parks and Recreation maintains and beautifies many areas in GJ including medians, open space and downtown Grand Junction.

The Amphitheater is host to many concerts/ events throughout the year. See page 12

Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool

Over 200 Canna Lillies are planted throughout the City each year, and then overwintered and reused

Monument Connect Trail

Lincoln Park Barn

12th Street South of North Avenue

37,500 trees

The Forestry division is responsible for trimming, tree removal, and insect/disease control for over 37,000 trees in the Grand Valley Tree Canopy. See page 9

17,580 head stones

In memory of those lost, there are 17,580 memorial marker head stones throughout the City of Grand Junction Cemeteries. See page 9 For a full Facility Guide, please visit www.gjparksandrec.org

Just opened!

The Parks Maintenance Division maintains over 598 acres of open space and over 20 miles of Riverfront and Urban Trails within City limits Winter Activity Guide 2021 3


Support our local youth!

Youth Program Scholarships p u S port our local youth!

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s p i h s r a l o h c S m a r g o r P Youth s ip h s r a l o h Available tocGrand Junction children in need of financial S m a r g o r P assistance, helping to make participation in essential recreation programs a possibility.

Get More Info: Applications • SCORE Camp • Submit an application at for assistance gjpr.org/scholarships • Swim Lessons are accepted • Email gjprscholarships@gjcity.org • Youth Basketball throughout th!• Call (970)254-3866 to discuss options u o y l • Youth Volleyball a c o l r u the year. Support o • STARS Camp

• Youth Flag Football

Support our local youth! ! th u o y l a c lo r u o t r o p p Su Enroll in Round Up for Recreation through the City of Grand Junction utility billing, or email gjprscholarships@gjcity.org to discuss a donation to the program.

The Grand Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation was recently formed! This new non-profit, called The Grand Valley Parks & Recreation Foundation (GVPARF), raises funds to support parks and recreation scholarships, projects, and programs throughout Mesa County.  To donate, visit www.gvparf.org/ which can also be found at the GJ Parks and Recreation website at www.gjparksandrec.org. Program scholarship donations are also accepted on an ongoing basis through the Round Up for Recreation. For those with financial need, you can obtain a scholarship by completing our easy form at the GJ Parks and Recreation office at 1340 Gunnison Ave. or online.

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SPRING VALLEY II 33 2838 BEECHWOOD STREET

HILLCREST PARK 13 107 1/2 HILLCREST AVENUE

POMONA PARK (KRONKRIGHT) 23 588 25 1/2 ROAD

TIARA RADO GOLF COURSE 34 2057 SOUTH BROADWAY

HONEYCOMB PARK 14 636 SAFFRON WAY

AT LAS COLONIAS 24 RIVERFRONT RIVERSIDE PKWY. & 9TH STREET

LOT PARK 35 TOT RIDGES CIRCLE & CLIFF ROSA

PARK 15 HORIZON CENTAURI COURT & BETA PLACE

RIVER PARK AT LAS COLONIAS 25 2746 CHEYENNE DRIVE

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE 16 2383 REDLANDS PARKWAY

RIVERFRONT AT DOS RIOS 26 201 HALE AVENUE

LINCOLN PARK 17 1240 GUNNISON AVENUE

RIVERSIDE PARK 27 675 W. COLORADO AVENUE

LOOP TRAILHEAD 18 LUNCH MONUMENT ROAD PASSED

ROCKET PARK 28 1827 N. 26TH STREET

MARIPOSA DRIVE MATCHETT PARK 19 28 1/4 ROAD AND F ROAD MESA COMMUNITY 20 ORCHARD CENTER POOL 2736 UNAWEEP AVANUE PARADISE HILLS PARK 21 824 LANAI AVENUE

SACCOMANO PARK 29 26 ½ ROAD & H ROAD SHADOW LAKE PARK 30 W. RIDGES BOULEVARD & MARIPOSA SHERWOOD PARK 31 1301 E. SHERWOOD SPRING VALLEY I 32 1901 SPRING VALLEY CIRCLE

COURT WASHINGTON PARK 36 10TH STREET & GUNNISON AVENUE WEST LAKE PARK 37 125 W. ORCHARD AVENUE WHITMAN PARK 38 4TH STREET AND PITKIN AVENUE WILLIAMS PARK 39 1403 MESA AVENUE WINGATE PARK 40 347 SOUTH CAMP ROAD

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Check out our site at www.gjparksandrec.org for more information on these facilities Winter Activity Guide 2021 5


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Canyon View

730 240 Road

Chipeta Elementary (During non-school hours)

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Columbine

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2856 1/2 Texas Ave 2877 F ¼ Road 1401 Ute Avenue

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2383 2383 Redlands Pkwy Redlands Pkwy

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1240 Gunnison Avenue

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Shelter Rentals

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Grand Junction Parks and Recreation has a multitude of facilities available for rental. There are 24 different City of Grand Junction park shelters available for rent in addition to the six shelters available at Mesa County’s Long Family Memorial Park. There are also several indoor facilities such as the ever-popular Lincoln Park Barn and the newest indoor facility at the Lincoln Park Tower Hospitality Suite. Browse all our facilities to find the perfect venue for your next party, special event, or gathering. For availability information and to rent a facility, please call (970)254-3866. PARK

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SHELTER

4 HOUR PRICE

TABLES

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Canyon View 730 24 Road

5:00am - 11:00pm

Grand Gunnison

$90 $72

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$66

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$66

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$60

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Columbine 546 28 1/4 Road

5:00am - 11:00pm

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$66

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Duck Pond 415 Santa Clara Eagle Rim 2736 Cheyenne Drive

5:00am - 10:00pm

Duck Pond

$66

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5:00am - 10:00pm

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$66

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$60

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Hawthorne 4th & Gunnison

5:00am - 10:00pm

Pine (North)

$66

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Spruce (South)

$66

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Las Colonias 1461 Riverfront Loop 1695 Las Colonias Landing

5:00am - 10:00pm

Confluence

$66

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Tranquilo

$66

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$66

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Lincoln Park 910 N. 12th Street

5:00am - 11:00pm

Oak (East)

$66

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$66

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$72

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Hazel

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Mollie

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5:00am - 11:00pm

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Pomona 586 25 1/2 Road Riverside 767 W. Colorado Avenue

5:00am - 10:00pm

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Rocket 1827 N. 26th Street

5:00am - 10:00pm

Apollo (East)

$66

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$66

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Sherwood 1301 E. Sherwood Drive

5:00am - 10:00pm

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Forestry and Open Space

Over 500 acres of open space and 37,000 trees!

Interested in a free street tree? The City Forester needs Tree Stewards

The City of Grand Junction is looking for residents who want to make their neighborhoods greener. If you live in Grand Junction, have an open, plantable space along your street right-of-way, and are committed to providing a newly planted tree the water it needs, we want to give you a tree. Contact the City forestry division (forestry@gjcity.org) for more information on the program.

Protect tree health through our warm and dry winters

The weather in Grand Junction is often dry and sunny through the winter months. In an effort to protect tree health, tree experts recommend winter watering of trees to help them through extended dry periods. Watering your trees once a month when temperatures are above 40 degrees is recommended. View CSU’s winter watering fact sheet at gjpr.org/CSUwinterfacts

Grand Junction’s Memorial Program

Looking for a unique way to memorialize something important in your life? Why not make it a living tribute through the City of Grand Junction’s Memorial Tree Program. For more information on the Memorial Tree Program visit gjpr.org/memorialtree

Municipal Cemeteries The large cascading trees, lush turf, roses, shrubs, and flowers provide an aesthetic atmosphere for solitude to embrace the memory of those who have passed on. Our municipal cemeteries maintain a warm, serene setting for eternal remembrance. We are here to serve grieving families.

Grand Junction Municipal Cemetery

Columbarium

Traditional Burials

Cremation Garden

Landscape Memorial Boulder Program

Memorial Tree Wall

Scattering Garden

Acreage: 102 Address: 2620 Legacy Way Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Phone: (970)244-1550 Cemetery Observance Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Crown Point Cemetery

Acreage: 8.3 Address: 945 23 1/2 Road Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Cemetery Observance Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Winter Activity Guide 2021 9


Municipal Golf Courses Lincoln Park Golf Course Play Lincoln for Only a Buck per Hole!

Lincoln Park Golf Course 9 holes with driving range 800 Mantlo Circle (located in Lincoln Park) (970)254-3890 Lincoln Park Golf Course is a ninehole regulation public golf course conveniently located in Lincoln Park in the center of Grand Junction. It is easy to walk, but golf carts are available if desired. It was the home to the Rocky Mountain Open, the oldest open golf tournament in Colorado, for over 70 years. It has a full-service pro shop and snack bar. Familyfriendly food is available from 10:30 AM to close, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Driving range, lessons, rental clubs, and pull carts are also available. Tee times may be reserved up to seven days in advance by visiting golfgrandjunction.net or by calling (970)242-6397.

Tiara Rado Golf Course

Tiara Rado Golf Course 18 holes with driving range 2057 South Broadway (970)254-3830 Established in 1971, Tiara Rado or “The Rock” plays along the base of the Colorado National Monument’s red cliffs. Lush from tee to green, the quality architecture of this course will make you use every club in your bag. Between shots, enjoy the gorgeous Western Colorado scenery and wildlife. A member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, Tiara Rado is home to quail, pheasants, owls, herons, deer, rabbits, foxes, and all three species of bluebirds found in the United States. Tee times may be made seven days in advance by visiting golfgrandjunction.net or by calling (970)242-6397.

Clubhouse 25 After a round of golf, sit back and enjoy

the culinary delights while taking in breathtaking views at The Restaurant located at Tiara Rado Golf Course. The restaurant is open to the general public every day 8:00 AM– Close during the golf season (March - November).

WATCH FOR FLYING DISCS YOU ARE ENTERING A DISC GOLF COURSE

• Pack trash out and pick up along the way, dispose in proper receptacles • Do not alter the course (trees, bushes, etc.) in any way • Never throw when players or park users are within range

• Always give park users right of way • Be aware of your surroundings and environment • Please keep your dog on a leash and pick up after it

DISC GOLFERS: MANDOS ARE ALWAYS IN PLAY UNDER 5th Street Bridge AND UNDER Railroad Bridge 10 Winter Activity Guide 2021


Art in the Parks

Check out the amazing public art in your favorite parks!

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture was formed in 1990 as an advisory board to the Grand Junction City Council regarding priorities for public expenditure and development of art and culture in Grand Junction. Established by the Art Commission in 1991, the Grand Junction Strategic Cultural Plan guides the community in its cultural priorities and maintains the vision of Grand Junction as a cultural mecca. Public art enhances the quality of life in a community and the Art Commission is involved every step of the way. From roundabouts to street corners, to art in the parks, to art in the Downtown and murals along the Riverfront, the Art Commission assists in selection and maintenance of the artwork. The Art Commission supports the belief that the creative industries should thrive in our valley. They provide free rotating exhibit space to over 100 Mesa County artists every year in public City facilities. The Art Commission hosts several projects including Take Part in Art, Champion of the Arts, and Write On! The Commission also manages a grant program available to non-profit arts organizations.

“A Day in Duck Pond Park” at Duck Pond

“Turtle”

Mural at Orchard Mesa

at Wingate

Community Center Pool

“Casey at bat”

Lincoln Park Stocker Stadium

“Welcome to Planet Imagination”

“Elvis”

at Las Colonias

“Wave Parade”

at Rocket

at Westlake

“Wooshie”

at Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool

“A community that plays together” at Canyon View

“Teddy Bear Picnic” at Sherwood

“The Natural” at Canyon View

“Grand Current”

“Columbines” at Columbine

at Canyon View

“Water Sprites”

“Love Song”

at Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool

“Twist in Time” at Canyon View

“Riverside” at Riverside

at Canyon View

“The Spirit of Pioneer Women” at Eagle Rim

If you are interested in more information on the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture visit gjarts.org or contact Lorie Gregor, lorieg@gjcity.org or (970)254-3876

Park Rules and Regulations Thank You for Visiting City of Grand Junction Parks To help make everyone’s visit a positive experience, please be mindful of the following park rules and regulations. • Parks are open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Hours may vary at specific parks) • All city parks are smoke-free facilities, including tobacco, marijuana, and substances delivered through electronic smoking devices (vaping) • Glass containers are prohibited • Possession/consumption of beer and wine is allowed (except at Hawthorn and Emerson, unless a permit is obtained)

• Pets must be leashed at all times and waste cleaned up • Paid reservations have priority; other uses are first come, first served • Golfing is prohibited • Preauthorization of any commercial sales is required

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Additional Facilities Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool

See page 24 for more info!

The Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool is a 6-lane pool that has a range of depths from 2’ in the toddler area to 12’ in the diving well. It has two one-meter diving boards, a waterslide, and a hot tub. The facility has a large deck area to accommodate birthday parties and other small gatherings. When weather permits, the outdoor patio will be opened and increases seating options. Learn to Swim classes are offered for all ages. The facility can be rented for private parties during non-public hours. Lap lanes are available during public and adult swim hours. Located at 2736 Unaweep Avenue.

Hospitality Suite The Hospitality Suite is a 2,878 sq./ft. event space overlooking Ralph Stocker Stadium and Suplizio Field. This multi-purpose space was built in 2012 and is ideal for meetings, conferences, seminars, reunions, trainings, and more. The space includes a bar area, food prep area, and is equipped with televisions to stream events, a projector, screen, and house sound system. For more information, please call (970)254-3866. Located at 1345 North Avenue.

Las Colonias Amphitheater From the home of migrant farm workers, to a uranium mill tailings clean-up site, to a regional riverfront park, Las Colonias Park is 130 acres of restored riverfront on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of Grand Junction. A major component of the park is the outdoor Amphitheater that serves as a community and regional draw. For the latest line-up of events, visit www.theampgj.com or www.grandjunctionevents.com. Located at 925 Struthers Avenue.

Silver Sneakers The Silver Sneakers program is now available in the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation system! Many insurance plans for those 65 and older provide a free membership to many Grand Junction Parks and Recreation facilities. Individuals 18-64 may also be eligible for benefits as well. Visit silversneakers.com to see if your insurance provides this benefit and if you qualify for the free membership. Alternatively, please call (970)254-3866 (FUNN) and we can help you.

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Parks, Recreation, Open Space Master Plan 2020 saw the development of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. This identifies priorities for the next 5 to 8 years to continue sustaining and improving the Parks and Recreation system. See the final plan at gjparksandrecreation.org.

New Amenities! Single Track Trail along the Riverfront Trail

Bike Playground at Dos Rios

Located at 2959 Riverside Parkway

Dog Park at Las Colonias

Located east of the amphitheater

Las Colonias Bike/ Skate Park

Located west of the Las Colonias Dog Park

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New Amenities! Jama’s Jaunt

Kindred Reserve Open Space

Wildlife Preserve

Nae’s Getaway Sawyer Down

Located at 2064 S. Broadway

Meadow Hold Parking Area

Easy Ryder

Lolo Hollow

Special Events Lincoln Park

Open Track Meet The Lincoln Park Open Track Meet offers a variety of events that includes: softball throw, standing long jump, and various running distances from 25 meters to 1 mile. Track and field promotes healthy competition as well as fitness! Pick three events for $5; add additional events for only $1 each. Onsite registration begins at 5:00 PM.

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Trail Host! VOLUNTEER AS A

Patrol the Riverfront Trail system and help the City of Grand Junction keep the trail friendly for users while benefiting from being active outdoors! Monthly training meetings are the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM from March - October.

Contact Lorie Gregor, lorieg@gjcity.org or call (970)254-3876 for more information. Application and background check are required.


Adult General Activities

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Sherwood Park Fitness Circuit

Gentle Active Yoga

Free for the community! Learn how to properly utilize the new fitness circuit at Sherwood Park and learn secrets to maximize the results from your workouts! Meet at the Juniper Shelter (south side).

This class is designed for an active beginner and above, offering teaching for flexibility of mind and body in a fun and supportive environment. Variations, props, and more challenging options are given. Punch passes are transferable and non-refundable. Please bring your own mat. Will begin when the Bookcliff Actvitiy Center opens, hopefully in February.

Location: Sherwood Park Fee: Free Age: All ages Class# Date: Day: Time: 11586 3/25 Th 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 11587 4/15 Th 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 11588 5/4 Tu 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

10 Punch Pass Fee: $50.00 (purchase onsite or at office) Drop-in Fee: $7.00 Location: Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Tues, Fri : 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Line Dance Come exercise your mind and body in a fun class where choreographed dances are taught to country music as well as a variety of other genres of music. The first 45 minutes will focus on learning steps for beginning dances and practicing to music with the tempo adjusted to a speed that makes it easier to learn. The last hour will include both beginning and intermediate line dances danced at a songs normal speed. No partner required. Come drop in for $5.00 or register for a whole session. Location: Senior Recreation Center Day: Mon Age: 18+ Class# Date: Day: Time: Fees: 11441 2/22-3/29 M 12:15 PM-2:00 PM $18 11442 4/12-5/17 M 12:15 PM-2:00 PM $18

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Adult General Activities Tai Chi - 24 Form

Fencing

For those who have already learned the basics of Tai Chi and the sequence of moves in the 24 Form of Tai Chi. We will work on deeper levels of relaxation within the form as well as refining the movements further. This will lead to even greater health benefits, both physical and mental.

Featured in the Olympic Games, fencing is a one of a kind sport which might be the perfect fit for your child. Fencing helps teach problem solving, strategy, and sportsmanship, while improving physical fitness and coordination. Fencing is great for every age group because it develops agility, strength, speed, and cunning. Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $50 Age: All ages Class# Date: Day: Time: 11468 2/4-2/25 Th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 11469 3/4-3/25 Th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 11470 4/1-4/22 Th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tai Chi - Long Form For those who have already learned the sequence of moves in the Long Form of Yang Style Tai Chi. We will work on the Tai Chi principles at a deeper level, and how to apply those in your form and in your life. When you no longer need to learn any new moves your attention can be given to improving the skills that you have developed, while adding new skills, resulting in even greater health benefits. Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $55 Age: 16+ Class# Date: Day: Time: 11658 2/4-2/25 Th 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 11659 3/4-3/25 Th 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 11661

4/1-4/22

Th

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1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $55 Age: 16+ Class# Date: Day: Time: 11656 2/4-2/25 Th 12:30 PM-1:30 PM 11657 3/4-3/25 Th 12:30 PM-1:30 PM 11660

4/1-4/22

Th

12:30 PM-1:30 PM


Adult Sports Indoor Pickleball

Will begin when the Bookcliff Actvitiy Center opens, hopefully in February.

Don’t let the weather stop you from playing your favorite sport! Equipment is available to borrow. Punch passes are transferable and non-refundable. Drop-in dates and times are subject to change based on space and availability. Check the current calendar posted at www.gjpr.org/pickleball. Indoor play runs through early March, weather dependent. 10 Punch Pass Fee: Drop-in Fee: Location: M – Su M, W, F

Pickleball Clinics – Beginning This clinic is designed for players with skill levels of 1.0 (brand new) - 2.5 (beginning). Learn basic rules, equipment, and basic play strategies. Equipment is provided.

$50.00 (purchase on site or office) $6.00 Bookcliff Activity Center 9:00 AM – 12 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

9th Annual Western Colorado Regional Pickleball Tournament After a year off, we are back better than ever offering the best way to celebrate Mom’s everywhere with our signature pickleball tournament! Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed all levels 3.0 - 4.5+! Start times will be designated once registration closes on April 30. One fee covers all play for the weekend.

Pickleball Clinics - Beginning Fee: $15 Age: 16 + Class# Date: Day: Time: Location: Bookcliff Activity Center 11391 3/3 W 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Pineridge 11392 4/10 Sa 9:00 PM-11:00 PM Location: Pineridge Pickleball Courts & Lincoln Park West Courts An optional day of play is scheduled for April 12, 9-11am at the Lincoln Park West Courts.

Pre-Season Softball Tournament Get geared up for spring softball with a fun pre-season charity tournament! Teams are guaranteed two games in this double-elimination tourney (no “if” game). Avoid the $50 late fee and register before March 28. No registrations will be taken after midnight on March 31. Location: Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts Fee: $35 Age: 14 + Class# Date: Day: Division: 11580 5/8 Sa Doubles 11579 5/9 Su Mixed

Fee: $249 Location: Canyon View Softball Fields Class# Division: Date: 11611 Men’s 4/3 11612 Women’s 4/3 11610 Coed 4/4

Day: Sa Sa Su

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Adult Sports Spring Softball Class # 11620 11627 11623 11625 11626 11628 11624 11621 11622

Division Co-Ed Woodbat Men’s Casual Co-Ed Casual Men’s Casual Men’s Comp Men’s Comp Co-Ed Comp Co-Ed Casual Co-Ed Comp

Day Su Tu W W W W W Th Th

Location Columbine Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View Canyon View

Fee $310

Registration Deadline March 28

Season Start Week April 4

Spring Volleyball Class # 11630 11631 11636 11637 11633 11634 11635

Division Women's Casual Women's Rec Women's 4 Person Comp Women's Rec Coed Casual Co-Ed Comp Co-Ed Rec

Day M M W W Th Th Th

Fee $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225

Registration Deadline January 29

Season Start Date Week of February 8

Softball Umpires: The Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department is looking for Adult Softball Umpires, if interested please call Shon Birch (970)254-3864 or Larry Manchester (970)254-3844 for more information.

Drop In Sports Looking for a place to play sports? Look no further! BAC provides convenient drop-in times that allow you to play your favorite sport with your family and friends or a pick-up game. Open gym options include basketball, volleyball, and table tennis. Drop in will begin February 7 with new COVID restrictions. This is a drop in program and a fee is collected at the time of entry. Tuesday - $4.00; Sunday - $3.00 Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Day: Time: Su 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tu 5:30 PM -8:30 PM 18 Winter Activity Guide 2021


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APPLY ONLINE All applicants must be 16 years old or older. Apply at www.gjcity.org/jobs For more information, visit www.gjparksandrec.org or call us at (970)254-3866! Winter Activity Guide 2021 19


Youth General Recreation Little Artist Café

Cardio Boxing for Fitness

During the preschool years, children who participate in artrelated activities will read better, get better grades, and think more openly once in school. Art develops hand-eye coordination, promotes self-expression, and stimulates children to use their senses to learn. Little Artist Café will help your child find their inner artist while they make creative masterpieces. Classes can get messy, so please dress appropriately. Adult must accompany child during class. Preregistration is required.

This is a self-defense/boxing/fitness class where kids and adults can train together. You will experience high intensity interval training, bag work, sparring, and selfdefense. Sign yourself up or bring a parent or friend and get a discount.

Location: Fat Cat Pottery, 634 Main Street Fee: $8.00 Age: 3-6 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11394 11395

3/15 4/12

M M

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Blast-Off with Piano Blast-Off with Piano is a five week introductory piano class. Students will learn the basics of playing piano, including rhythm, musical notation, and ensemble playing in an upbeat, encouraging group format. Each student will have their own keyboard to play on during the class. Instructor: Michael Aiuto Location: Shining Stars Music Academy - 1350 N. 7th Street Fee: $55.00 Class# Date: 11554 1/12-2/9 11555 2/16-3/16

Age: 6-11 Day: Time: Tu 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM Tu 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

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Location: Academy of Self Defense at 2493 Hwy 6 and 50 Fee: $25-$85 Age: 9+ Single Class# Date: Day: Time: 11645 1/7-1/28 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11648 2/2-2/25 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11651 3/2-4/1 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11654 4/6-4/29 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM With Friend Class# Date: Day: Time: 11646 1/7-1/28 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11649 2/2-2/25 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11652 3/2-4/1 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 11655 4/6-4/29 Tu Th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday Class# Date: Day: Time: 11644 1/9-1/30 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 11647 2/6-2/27 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 11650 3/6-4/3 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 11653 4/10-5/1 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Youth General Recreation Grand Valley Climbing Day Camps

Grand Valley Climbing Spring Break Camps

These camps will help your child build climbing skills under the supervision of dedicated skilled coaches. Grand Valley Climbing welcomes new visitors, new friends and returning members. Campers work on developing character while being kind to others and taking care of their health. We offer intro to bouldering, top roping, warmups, games, and team building activities. Bring: lunch, water bottle, and athletic clothing. Rental gear will be provided for the day, but feel free to bring your own.

This two day camp helps campers build their climbing skills under the supervision of dedicated, skilled coaches. Grand Valley Climbing welcomes new visitors, new friends and returning members. Campers work on developing character while being kind to others and taking care of their health. We offer intro to bouldering, top roping, warm-ups, games, and team building activities. Bring: lunch, water bottle, and athletic clothing. Rental gear will be provided for the day, but feel free to bring your own. A pizza party will be on the second day of camp.

Location: Grand Valley Climbing Fee: $88 Age: 6-12 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11472 11473 11474 11475

1/19 2/15 3/11 3/12

Tu M Th F

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Little Ninjas - Youth Karate

Location: Grand Valley Climbing Fee: $138 Age: 5-12 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11477 3/22-3/23 M Tu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 11478 3/24-3/25 W Th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Golden Dragons - Youth Karate Kids who train in the martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, raised self-esteem, and are less likely to become involved in unhealthy behaviors. Parents, come train with your kids during any of these sessions for only $35.00 more! Participants get two days a week to train, and they get to pick which two. * Child and Parent Class is $115

Karate helps kids learn skills to develop a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. This detailed curriculum focuses on improvement of basic motor and listening skills. Choose a combination that works for you. Students can pick two days a week to train. *11:00 AM classes are for ages 2 1/2 - 7 Location: Academy of Self Defense at 2493 Hwy 6 & 50 Fee: $70 Age: 3-7 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11590 1/6-1/28 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 11591* 1/6-1/28 M Tu W Th 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11592 2/1-2/25 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 11593* 2/1-2/25 M Tu W Th 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11594 3/1-4/1 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 11595* 3/1-4/1 M Tu W Th 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11596 4/5-4/29 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 11597* 4/5-4/29 M Tu W Th 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Academy of Self Defense at 2493 Hwy 6 & 50 Fee: $80 Age: 8+ Class# Date: Day: Time: 11600* 1/6-1/28 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11599 1/6-1/28 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11601* 2/1-2/25 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11602 2/1-2/25 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11603* 3/1-4/1 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11604 3/1-4/1 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11605* 4/5-4/29 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 11606 4/5-4/29 M Tu W Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Winter Activity Guide 2021 21


Youth Sports

Basketball We hope to have youth girls’ and boys’ basketball this spring. Make sure to follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter, and check the GJ Parks & Recreation website at www.gjparksandrec.org

Biddy Sports - Basketball Biddy Sports is a great way for your child to learn basic skills and develop them in a non-competitive atmosphere. Players will learn and practice sport specific skills with numerous repetitions to help them become more confident in that sport. Each one of the classes is specific in order to provide your youngster with the best introduction into that sport. Learning the FUNdamentals of each sport is the key to success. Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $29.00 Age: 6-8 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11639 4/5-4/26 M 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 11640 4/5-4/26 M 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tennis - Junior Hitters Focus on the FUNdamentals of tennis, learning basic techniques through drills and games. Location: Lincoln Park Courts Fee: $34.00 Age: 6-14 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11575 4/8-4/29 Th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Tennis - Tiny Tots Classes use smaller racquets and fun teaching methods. Location: Lincoln Park Courts Fee: $34.00 Age: 5-8 Class# Date: Day: 11576 4/8-4/29 Th 22 Winter Activity Guide 2021

Time: 4:25 PM – 5:25 PM


Youth Sports Youth Volleyball

Kinder Sports

Join Parks and Recreation for co-ed youth volleyball! This recreational league is designed for boys and girls of all abilities. Practices and games will take place on weeknights, no weekends. The program will focus on FUN, teamwork, learning the fundamentals of volleyball, and equal play. Practices will begin the week of February 1. Registration deadline is January 22. Practices and games will be scheduled after teams are created and the coach meetings have taken place. Players will be contacted by their coach by January 29.

Do you have a toddler who wants to explore, run, and play with a ball, or a preschooler who wants to experience sports through interactive play? Introduction to sport concepts at an early age can help with the development of motor skills and exposure to others encourages social development. Classes focus on physical activity utilizing fun to instill learning and props to encourage participation. Classes are organized, but unstructured and have a loose flow to help boost confidence by allowing mistakes to be made. Parent/caregiver participation will be required on occasion. Registration required.

Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $59.00 Class# Age: 11616 3rd & 4th Grade 11617 5th & 6th Grade

Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $8.00 Age: 3-6 Class# Date: Day: Time: 11570 3/31 W 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11571 4/7 W 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11572 4/14 W 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11573 4/21 W 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11574 4/28 W 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Iddy Biddy Camp Bring out your little tyke to learn a variety of fun sports. This class is designed to introduce kids to a different sport each week. Sports your child may play include basketball, baseball, soccer, football, kickball, and wiffleball. It’s a great way explore and have fun!

Location: Bookcliff Activity Center Fee: $29.00 Age: 4-5 Class# Date: Day: 11642 4/7-4/28 W 11643 4/7-4/28 W

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Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool Facility closed due to the pandemic. We hope to open this facility soon!

HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday*

Lap Swim & Aquatic Fitness (lap lanes are also available during public swim), Reservations required gjpr.org/swimreservation Aqua Aerobics/SilverSneakers SPLASH (you do not have to qualify for SilverSneakers to participate) SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED Reservation Required Public Swim (capacity limited, 1:30 PM all guests must pay daily 6:00 PM admission) Learn to Swim Lessons (see p. 26–27)

Water Slide (42” height minimum)

1:30 PM 6:00 PM

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday*

6:30 AM 11:30 AM

6:30 AM1:30 PM**

6:30 AM1:30 PM**

6:30 AM 11:30 AM

6:30 AM1:30 PM**

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

3:30 PM 7:30 PM

11:30 AM 1:30 PM**

3:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

4:30 PM, 5:20 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM

3:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

11:30 AM 1:30 PM**, 3:30 PM 7:30 PM

4:30 PM, 5:20 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM

Saturday

* Discount admission $2.75 per swimmer. **The last day for the 11:30 AM -1:30 PM session until Fall 2021 is Friday, May 14. Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool will be closed on Sunday, April 4 for Easter.

WINTER SCHOOL’S OUT DATES: February 15, March 11 & 12, March 22-26 Lap Swim & Aquatic Fitness (lap lanes are also available during public swim) Reservations required at gjpr.org/swimreservation Aqua Aerobics/SilverSneakers SPLASH (you do not have to qualify for SilverSneakers to participate) SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED Public Swim (capacity limited, all guests must pay daily admission) Learn to Swim Lessons (see p. 26)

Sunday*

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday*

Saturday

6:30 AM 11:30 AM

6:30 AM 1:30 PM

6:30 AM 1:30 PM

6:30 AM 11:30 AM

6:30 AM1:30 PM

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

1:30 PM 6:00 PM

11:30 AM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 5:00 PM*

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

11:30 AM5:00 PM**

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 6:00 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

4:30 PM, 5:20 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM 1:30 PM 5:00 PM

Water Slide (42” height minimum)

4:30 PM, 5:20 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM 1:305:00 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

1:30 PM 7:30 PM

* The pool will close at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 19 for swim lessons. ** The pool will close at 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 11 for swim lessons. Winter Activity Guide 2021 25


Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool ORCHARD MESA COMMUNITY CENTER POOL DAILY ADMISSIONS 30-Punch Card (valid Labor Day through Memorial Day) Infant 0-2 Youth 3-17 Adult 18-59 Senior 60+ Waterslide (42� height minimum) Aqua Aerobics Drop-In Discount Days (F and Su)

$1.00 $3.75 $5.00 $3.75 $1.00

20-Punch Card* (valid year-round at Orchard Mesa and Lincoln Park Pools)

$64.00 $64.00 $85.00 $85.00 $64.00 $64.00 *Expire two years from date of purchase

Annual Pass Unlimited visits at OM and LP pools. Valid for one year from date of purchase.

12-Punch Aqua Aerobics Card*

$46.50 (16 and up)

$216.00 $293.00 $216.00

$4.50 $2.75

SCUBA Time Preparing for an upcoming SCUBA trip or just interested in trying out some new gear? Test out your skills and equipment on Monday nights at the Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool. The deep end of the pool is closed for exclusive SCUBA use from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Participants must show a valid SCUBA certification and pay entry to the pool.

Splash Aqua Aerobics Our aqua aerobics classes are for individuals introducing themselves to water exercise or those who have enjoyed previous classes. Moderate intensity activities incorporate noodles, hand paddles, water wights, and more. Equipment will be sanitized after each class. To promote physical distancing, class sizes are limited to 10. Register for class up to one week in advance at gjpr.org/swimreservation. You do not have to qualify for SilverSneakers to attend. Reservations Required. Location: Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool Drop-in Fee: $4.50 or SilverSneakers Membership Pass Punch Card: $46.50/12 punches Age: 16+

Day: M W F

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Time: 8:30-9:30 AM

Frequent Swimmer Card Remember to pick up your Frequent Swimmer Card at the Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool when you pay a drop-in admission fee. For every twelve visits at regular admission, get one free swim!

Private Pool Rentals Let our Aquatics Team make your birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser, or family get-together one to remember with a private pool rental at the Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool! Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool only: $165/hr Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool and Slide: $240/hr Price is for 50 guests (maximum) for 2 hours -includes setup and tear-down time. Additional fee per guest over 50.


Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool ORCHARD MESA COMMUNITY CENTER POOL LEARN TO SWIM - $49 PER SESSION Level Aquatot 1 (Parent/tot class) Aquatot 2

Aquatot 3

Water Acclimation

Waterworks 1

Waterworks 2

Waterworks 3/4

Hydrosport ($59 for 60 min. class) Adult Workshop

Time 4:30-5:05 PM

2/9-3/4 Tu/Th 11446

3/9-4/8* Tu/Th 11447

4/13-5/6 Tu/Th 11448

4:30-5:05 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 4:30-5:05 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 4:30-5:05 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 4:30-5:05 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 4:30-5:05 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 5:20-5:55 PM 6:10-6:45 PM 7:00-7:35 PM 6:30-7:30 PM

11454 11455 11456 11457 11485 11486 11487 11488 11502 11503 11054 11505 11524 11525 11526 11527 11541 11542 11543 11544 11560 11561 11562 11516

11458 11459 11460 11461 11489 11490 11491 11492 11506 11507 11508 11509 11528 11529 11530 11531 11545 11546 11547 11548 11563 11564 11565 11517

11462 11463 11464 11465 11493 11494 11495 11496 11510 11511 11512 11513 11532 11533 11534 11535 11549 11550 11551 11552 11566 11567 11568 11518

Each student must be accompanied by an adult in the water in these classes. The adult will work with the student under the direction of the instructor and is responsible for maintaining 6+ feet of social distancing in class.

Adults are not required to be in the water however students must adhere to social distancing guidelines and parent/ guardian support is appreciated.

We are are currently concentrating our resources during COVID restrictions to focus on children’s swim lessons. We are looking forward to offering Adult Workshop in the future.

*No class the week of Spring Break (March 22-26). Session is still 8 classes.

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Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool LEARN TO SWIM SKILLS CLASS DESCRIPTION Aquatot 1 (6-35 months)

Aquatot 2 (3-5 years) Aquatot 3 (4-5 years) Water Acclimation (6-12 years)

Waterworks 1 (5-6 years) Waterworks 2 (5-8 years) Waterworks 3/4 (5-15 years)

Hydrosport (8-15 years)

Parents learn age- and ability-appropriate activities for their child to build a foundation for learning to swim. Parent and child explore, sing songs, play games, practice floating and kicking on their front and back, and other water comfortability skills. Parent/guardian must be in the water. Note: This class includes skills from Aquatot 1 and Aquatot 1.5. Independent water exploration, assisted floating on front and back, bobbing to safety, glides, and arm and leg movement. Parent/guardian must be in the water. Independent locomotion through the water, unassisted floating on front and back, bobbing to safety, introduction to front crawl and elementary backstroke. Parent/guardian must be in the water. Water comfortability and independent locomotion through the water, unassisted floating on front and back, bobbing to safety, treading water, arm and leg movement for front/back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Remedial class for older inexperienced swimmers. Parent/guardian must be in the water. Water safety, treading water, elementary backstroke, front and back crawl progression. Parent/guardian must be in the water. Rotary breathing for front crawl, side stroke, introduction to breaststroke and sidestroke skills, deep-water skills. This class is a combination of Waterworks 3 and 4. Swimmers will be given instruction based on their ability. Waterworks 3 focuses on stroke technique refinement for front and back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke, endurance and distance swimming, introduction to butterfly, diving and deep-water skills. Waterworks 4 focuses on stroke refinement for front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly, endurance for distance swimming and treading water, introduction to competitive turns. Pre-competitive stroke refinement, distance swimming, introduction to springboard diving and junior lifeguard skills.

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Each student must be accompanied by an adult in the water in these classes. The adult will work with the student under the direction of the instructor and is responsible for maintaining 6+ feet of social distancing in class.

Adults are not required to be in the water however students must adhere to social distancing guidelines and parent/ guardian support is appreciated.


Follow the chart below to help you register your swimmer for the correct lesson level! START HERE:

Is your child age 3 or older? YES

Is your child age 5 or older? YES

Can your child float on their front and back and move through the water independently? YES

Can your child swim 15 yards on their front and back?

Aquatot 1

NO

NO

Is your child comfortable in water and participates in group lessons?

NO

Aquatot 2

YES

Aquatot 3 NO

Is your child age 6 or older?

NO

NO

YES

Water Acclimation

Waterworks 1

YES

Is your child comfortable in deep water and able to swim front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, and side stroke?

NO

Waterworks 2

YES

Is your child comfortable swimming the entire length of the pool repeatedly using different strokes?

NO

Waterworks 3

YES

Is your child comfortable swimming 100 yards or more and ready to learn competitive skills like starts and turns?

NO YES

Waterworks 4 Hydrosport

Learn Water Safety Enjoy Aquatic Recreation Develop Life-Long Skills Winter Activity Guide 2021 29


Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool COVID-19 Policies* *These policies are subject to change at any time based on guidelines and directives issued by Mesa County Public Health. • Patrons exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in direct contact with suspected cases must not enter. • Adults 65 years and older and those at higher risk are encouraged to swim during designated lap swim times when there are fewer patrons in the facility. • Properly fitted and worn masks are required at all times for all guests ages 11 and up, unless physically in the pool water. Masks must cover the mouth and nose. • Guests must remain six feet from non-family members at all times, including in the water. • Pool facility capacity is limited in accordance with Mesa County Public Health directives. • In the event capacity is reached, guests will be limited to two hours of swim time. • All non-swimmers count toward facility capacity, therefore daily admission is required for all guests entering the facility. • Swim aides such as kickboards, fins, paddles, and pull buoys will not be available. • Facility-provided lifejackets will be sanitized after each use. There is a limited quantity of lifejackets due to sanitization requirements, so non-swimmers are encouraged to provide their own. • Deck furniture is sanitized after each use, and available furniture has been minimized to promote physical distancing. Guests are prohibited from moving furniture. • Pool staff use a variety of cleaning chemicals to

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sanitize surfaces, including chlorine bleach solution that can potentially bleach fabric. Pool management is not responsible for damaged items. • Adults are responsible for ensuring minors abide by all COVID-19 policies, and must remain attentive to children in their care. • Lap lanes are available by reservation in one-hour blocks during lap swim times. Please make your reservation at gjparksandrec.skedda.com/booking, calling (970)254-3885, or stopping by the front desk. If open, lanes are first come, first served. Reservations may be made no more than one week in advance. • One person per lap lane. • Lockers and showers are closed. Swimmers should arrive swim-ready and leave directly from the pool. Personal items must be brought to the pool deck. Please leave valuable items at home. Pool management is not responsible for lost items. • Pool facilities have designated entrance and exit doors, and one-way travel through high-traffic areas is required. • Restrooms are open and accessible from the front desk. Changing rooms and locker room restrooms are open and accessible from the pool deck. Restrooms are disinfected and sanitized multiple times through the day, as are all high-touch surfaces.


Actividades de Verano! ¡La inscripción al programa comienza el lunes 4 de enero!

! Support ouprpolorct aoluryolouth cal youth! Su Becas del Programa Juvenil

Regístrese en línea en gjparksandrec.org o llame al (970)254-3866

s p i h s r a l o h c S m a r g o Y r ou th Youth P Program Scholarships

Disponible para los niños de Grand Junction que necesitan asistencia financiera, lo que ayuda a hacer posible la participación en programas de recreación esenciales. ¡Se aceptan solicitudes de asistencia durante todo el año! Solicite becas para cualquiera de los siguientes programas: Campamento STARS, Campamento SCORE, Lecciones de natación, Baloncesto juvenil, Voleibol juvenil y Fútbol de bandera juvenil Obtener mas informacion: • • •

Envíe una solicitud de beca en www.gjpr.org/scholarships Envíe un correo electrónico a gjprscholarships@gjcity.org Llame al (970)254-3866

¡Apoye a nuestra juventud local!

Inscríbase en Round Up for Recreation a través de la facturación de servicios públicos de la ciudad de Grand Junction, o envíe un correo electrónico a gjprscholarships.org para discutir una donación al programa.

! h t u o y l a c o l Silver Sneakers Support our Suppoestártdisponible our loencael sistema l youtdeh! ¡El programa SilverSneakers ahora parques y recreación de

Grand Junction! Muchos planes de seguro para personas mayores de 65 años brindan una membresía gratuita a muchas instalaciones de recreación y parques de Grand Junction. Las personas de 18 a 64 años también pueden ser elegibles para recibir beneficios. Visite silversneakers.com para ver si su seguro brinda este beneficio y si califica para la membresía gratuita. Alternativamente, llame al (970)254-3866 y podemos ayudarlo.

Renta de Instalaciones Grand Junction Parks and Recreation tiene una multitud de instalaciones disponibles para renta. Hay 19 refugios diferentes de la ciudad de Grand Junction disponibles para rentar, además de los seis refugios disponibles en el Long Family Memorial Park del condado de Mesa. También hay varias instalaciones interiores, como el popular Lincoln Park Barn y la instalación interior más nueva, la Lincoln Park Tower Hospitality Suite. Para obtener información sobre disponibilidad y rentar esta instalación, visite la Oficina de Administración de Parques y Recreación en 1340 Gunnison Avenue. Winter Activity Guide 2021 31


This is who maintains and operates YOUR Parks and Recreation system! Administration Team Ken Sherbenou

Matthew James

Jennifer Howard

One Year of Service

6 Years of Service

jenniferh@gjcity.org In First Year

Parks and Recreation Director (970)254-3881 kensh@gjcity.org

Customer Service (970)254-3866 matthewj@gjcity.org

Ciara DePinto

Sr. Administrative Assistant:Marketing (970)254-3867 ciarad@gjcity.org

Customer Service (970)254-3866

In First Year

Recreation Team Larry Manchester

Emily Krause

15 Years of Service

Athletics/Aquatics Recreation Supervisor (970)254-3844 larrym@gjcity.org

Lorie Gregor

Pete Ashman

General Recreation Supervisor (970)254-3875 emilyk@gjcity.org

Athletics Recreation Coordinator (970)254-3864 shonb@gjcity.org 16 Years of Service

30 Years of Service

Adult Programs/Arts Recreation Coordinator (970)254-3876 lorieg@gjcity.org

Aquatics Recreation Coordinator (970)254-3869 petea@gjcity.org

14 Years of Service

Tina Ross

General Recreation Coordinator (970)254-3805 tinar@gjcity.org

Frank Harvey Parks Operator 13 Years of Service

15 Years of Service

Greg Peterhans

Tricia Rothwell

25 Years of Service

Aquatics Recreation Coordinator (970)254-3801 triciar@gjcity.org 14 Years of Service

17 Years of Service

Parks Team

Parks Operator

James Boda

Allison Little

Parks Superintendent (970)254-3821 randyc@gjcity.org

Administrative Specialist (970)254-3842 allisonl@gjcity.org

16 Years of Service

14 Years of Service

Anthony Alarid

Forestry/Open Space Supervisor Parks Operator 13 Years of Service (970)254-3825

Jeff Anderson Horticulture Crew Leader jeffa@gjcity.org 14 Years of Service

31 Years of Service

25 Years of Service

Parks Operator

Leevi Krabbe

Ron Felt

21 Years of Service

2 Year of Service

5 Years of Service

45 Years of Service

Marc Mancuso

Sports Facilities Supervisor (970)254-3850 marcm@gjcity.org 18 Years of Service

Joe Brown

Horticulture, Irrigation, and Turf Supervisor (970) 254-3825 joeb@gjcity.org In First Year

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Brent Burgess Parks Operator 18 Years of Service

Brian Wrich

Linda Friesen

19 Years of Service

16 Years of Service

Forestry Crew Leader brianw@gjcity.org

Debbie Gemoya

Chris Grasso

Ed Gemoya

6 Years of Service

Turf Crew Leader chrisg@gjcity.org

Parks Operator

Dave Nave

Parks Crew Leader daven@gjcity.org Parks Operator 13 Years of Service

Parks Operator

13 Years of Service

15 Years of Service

Cody Wright

Parks Supervisor (970)254-3868 ronf@gjcity.org

Parks Operator

5 Years of Service

Krissy Hummel

Parks Operator

Mike Vig

Shirley Nilsen

Bill Johnson Parks Operator

28 Years of Service

James Elkins

One Year of Service

robd@gjcity.org One Year of Service

Cemetery Supervisor mikeven@gjcity.org

Robert Helmer

Chris Keller Parks Operator

Mike Vendegna

Plant Health Care Specialist Jamiebo@gjcity.org Parks Operator

Randy Coleman

Rob Davis

Shon Birch

Canyon View Crew Leader lindaf@gjcity.org

Matt Franklin

Facilities/Las Colonias River District Crew Leader mattf@gjcity.org

Parks Operator 7 Years of Service

Parks Operator

Taylor Reesberg

Irrigation Crew Leader taylorr@gjcity.org 8 Years of Service

Terry Williams Parks Operator 26 Years of Service

Tim Wilkerson Parks Operator 5 Years of Service

Todd Coulson Parks Operator 14 Years of Service

Wayne Krabbe

Weed Abatement/ Trails Crew Leader waynek@gjcity.org 26 Years of Service

20 Years of Service

28 Years of Service

20 Years of Service

Thanks to members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) for your service. Chair: Bill Findlay Vice Chair: Marc Litzen

Beau Flores Gary Schroen Austin Solko

Nancy Strippel Lisa Whalin Byron Wiehe

City Councilor: Phil Pe’a


THANK YOU Ron Felt for 45 Years of Service 1976

We want to recognize the retirement of Ron Felt and the 45 years he has worked in the Parks Department. Ron has memories of swim Ron started with lessons in Lincoln Park Moyer Pool as a boy before his father was transferred to Naturita, CO., where he spent much of his childhood. Parks & Rec As a trained automotive technician in Denver, Ron moved to Grand Junction to work as a tire changer at Kmart. Hard times fell on Grand Junction and forced Ron to seek new employment. Ron landed with the parks department as a seasonal maintenance worker in 1976. His role in the parks department had him doing a little bit of everything. It was there he learned plumbing and electrical, grounds maintenance and everything in between.

“Back in that day we did everything and contracted nothing out; each day we reported to work with a hard hat on from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday; we didn’t work on weekends because we didn’t need too. So much has changed! Now weekends are our busiest days,” Ron reminisces. Ron worked seasonally for 4 seasons before being promoted to a City Services Worker III in 1980 (Equipment Operator), where he worked for a year before moving to a City Services Worker IV (Crew Leader).

100+

Lincoln Park Stadium Sports Complex Projects

“I remember working maintenance Monday through Wednesday and then dragging hoses in Lincoln Park Thursday and Friday during a really bad drought in 1978. That was long before we had an irrigation system there,” Ron reminisces.

750+

projects Ron saw over the years

Ron was promoted to a Foreman (Maintenance Supervisor) in 1986, replacing the retiring Frank Lashmit. At the time, Dewey Hamby was the Superintendent and Ken Idleman was the Director of the department. Ron was one of only two foreman at the time; currently the department has four in operations alone. It is this same job title Ron will retire with in January 2021. In Ron’s tenure with the department, he has seen the Lincoln Park Pool renovated twice, the development of numerous parks; recalling specifically Cottonwood Meadows and Canyon View, and the River Front Trails first phase at Blue Heron. The projects he has enjoyed the most were the completion of the River Park at Las Colonias, the amphitheater and the development of the Business Park.

20+

Canyon View Park Projects

Ron has a lot of memories of working in the parks system and enjoyed his supervision over the sports facilities the most. He recalls preparing for JUCO each year as being very stressful, but one of the things he enjoyed the most. He tells a story of an employee misunderstanding directions one season and painting over all of the ads that cover the outfield fence at Suplizio just before the tournament. What will he miss the most? The people he worked with and the interactions he had with them each day. The least? Well. . . let’s just say there are a few things Ron won’t miss. Ron, thank you for the last four seasons plus 41 years and eight days. The City and the community wish you a rewarding retirement; you deserve it.

DevelopmentsOver Overthe theYears Years Park Developments 1979 1990 2000 1980

Cottonwood Meadows Park is Developed

1980

Spring Valley II Park is Developed

1989

Williams Park is Developed

1997

Canyon View Park is Developed

2020

2010 2000

Westlake Park is Developed

2004

Wingate Park is Developed

2015

Las Colonias Park is Developed

2020

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park is Developed

THANK YOU, RON

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River Park Hosts Wanted

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is looking for river park hosts at the River Park at Las Colonias for the 2021 summer season! River Park Hosts serve as ambassadors for the park, engaging and educating the public on safe, proper use of the river park, ponds, trails, and other amenities. River Park Host duties also include park cleanliness and upkeep, and working with parks and recreation crews to ensure the river park is safe and fun for all! Qualified applicants need strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and a strong sense of teamwork. River Park Hosts are rotated through a variety of stations daily that include information tables, walking routes, and operating a Gator cart. To be considered for these positions, applicants must be over 18, available to work from late April through the beginning of September, and pass a background check and drug screen.

Interested Applicants can apply at www.gjcity.org/jobs

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