City Facility Closures & Service Updates

With the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Mesa County, the City is making the following changes to City facilities and programs. These service changes are intended to limit interpersonal contact, which will help slow the spread of the virus.

Facility Closures:

  • Avalon Theatre will be closed with no events until further notice.
  • Bookcliff Activity Center.
  • Grand Junction Convention Center (formerly Two Rivers Convention Center) will close tonight at 6:00 P.M.
  • Grand Junction Senior Recreation Center.
  • Grand Junction Visitor’s Center.
  • Las Colonias Park Amphitheater – no immediate shows are currently scheduled.
  • Lincoln Park Barn.
  • Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool.
  • All Parks restroom facilities including Canyon View, Eagle Rim, Las Colonias, Lincoln Park, Sherwood Park, 5th Street Restrooms, Duck Pond, Rocket Park and West Lake. Restrooms that have been closed for the winter will remain closed.
  • All Parks shelter rentals through April 6.

Program & Event Cancellations:

  • All recreation programs are cancelled until further notice. This includes Bingo scheduled for the evening of March 14 at the Senior Recreation Center, and Tai Chi, HIGH Fitness, Line Dance and Yoga classes at the Lincoln Park Barn.
  • Additional programming is cancelled through April 6. This includes Swim Lessons, A Day of Mindfulness (Postponed to a later date), TJL Softball Tournament, Karate, Kinder Sports, Babysitter’s Training, Fencing.
  • Softball tournaments scheduled for March 21-23, March 27-29, and April 3-5 will be cancelled.
  • All programs at Canyon View Park including Fire FC, Mesa County Youth Football, and Grand Valley Lacrosse.
  • The Home Remodeling and Garden show scheduled for March 15 at Grand Junction Convention Center is cancelled.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station #6 on March 26.
  • Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Sherwood Park playground on March 24.

Parks & Recreation will issue partial or full refunds based on start date. For those events that have not begun, a full refund will be granted. For a program that is halfway done, a 50% refund will be provided.

The City respectfully asks that residents only visit fire stations for emergency reasons and to limit social visits to all public facilities. The golf courses will remain open.

The City recognizes that residents may not want to travel to public spaces. For individuals who need to conduct business at a City facility such as City Hall, please visit our website for information on services and contact information. Our staff is willing to assist folks conduct business over the phone and online.

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