4th of July Fireworks Cancellation & Delay in Pool Opening

4th of July Update GraphicThe 4th of July fireworks show put on by the City of Grand Junction has been a time for our community to gather and celebrate our nation’s independence. In recent years, the City has coordinated the fireworks show with the Grand Junction Rockies for a 4th of July game.

In the interest of public health, the City has made the decision to cancel the fireworks show. Although the community is in the Safer at Home phase of re-opening, staff would need to make preparations now for the show. The uncertain nature of the pandemic does not guarantee that restrictions would be lifted by the date. Other contributing factors, such as high fire danger due to low snow pack also contributed to this decision.

In addition to the fireworks display, the City is delaying the opening of the Lincoln Park outdoor pool. The Orchard Mesa Pool will remain closed after closing on March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lincoln Park outdoor pool normally opens on Memorial Day. This year, given the health crisis and the current Safer at Home order in Mesa County, the pool will not open during the holiday weekend. The City is working closely with Mesa County Public Health to evaluate our ability to open the Lincoln Park pool this summer given concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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