City of Grand Junction Embarks on a Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan

The City of Grand Junction is beginning the process 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.

At the heart of this effort will be a PROS Task Force to propel the Master Planning process forward. The City is looking for individuals interested in serving on this Task Force. The group will fulfill a similar function as the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Council (CPAC) with the Comprehensive Plan currently underway. The CPAC is a group of community members appointed by Council who is providing continual feedback throughout the Comprehensive Plan process.  Like the CPAC, membership on the PROS Task Force will be determined by appointment by the City Council. Members of the Task Force will be selected to achieve broad representation of community leaders and engaged citizens. If you would like to serve on the Task Force, please email a letter explaining your interest to per these specifications.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest including the following by February 28th:

  • Name and contact information (mailing address, phone number and email address).
  • Why are you interested in serving on the PROS Task Force?
  • What are your qualifications and strengths that would benefit the Task Force and the effort?
  • Any initial thoughts on the current Parks, Recreation and Open System you would like to share?
  • What would you like Council to know about you and your community involvement?  Please list work with public, private and non-profit agencies, as well as relevant professional experience.

This overall planning process, driven by resident feedback, will be a complete evaluation of the entire parks, recreation and open space system. In addition to the PROS Task Force, the public process will be extensive including focus groups with City Council, user groups and community wide meetings. A statistically valid survey will also be employed to gain representative input on what priorities should be pursued.

For more information, please contact:
Primary: Ken Sherbenou, Parks and Recreation Director, or 970-254-3881

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