Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Selected as a 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee

Grand Junction Parks & Recr­eation is thrilled to announce the selection to receive an AARP Community Challenge grant. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is one of only 184 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this “quick-action” grant, the Department will install an outdoor 4-piece fitness circuit at Sherwood Park along the walking path. The grant provides $15,000 for equipment and Grand Junction Parks & Recreation will provide the ground prep and installation. The installation for the circuit is expected to be complete in late Fall 2020, and Parks & Recreation will program free clinics to teach the public how to use the circuit and maximize their workouts.

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Grand Junction Parks & Recreation to receive this grant. AARP is a nationwide leader on making neighborhoods, towns, and cities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our community,” stated Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator for the Department. 

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, smart cities, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge, visit You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at

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

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