Increased Vandalism at Grand Junction Parks

Eagle Rim Park Cleanup

The City of Grand Junction has responded to several recent incidents of vandalism in recent weeks. Most recently, the City was made aware of graffiti at the Eagle Rim Skate Park on Tuesday, July 28 by a concerned citizen. Once aware of the incident, the City dispatched a crew to remove the graffiti and clean up the site. This incident is being investigated by the Grand Junction Police Department.

Other recent vandalism includes:

  • A memorial tree was destroyed near the entrance to the Lincoln Park Pool on Friday July 24.
  • Canyon View Park saw major vandalism the weekend of July 17th and 18th with a door being kicked in and the restroom being vandalized.
  • The loaner life jacket program constructed and donated by the Save a Life program at the River Park at Las Colonias, was vandalized twice within the past month.
  • Several trees were destroyed with an ax at West Lake Park.

This type of behavior in our community is unacceptable. Leaving a City facility in poor condition shows disregard for a community asset and ultimately costs us all as taxpayers because of the resources needed to repair the damage.

We want to remind our community that emergencies should be reported by dialing 9-1-1 but also that non-emergencies can be reported through our non-emergency dispatch line at 970-242-6707. We all have a responsibility to keep our community as safe and desirable as we can. If you see something that could use attention, please let us know!


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

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