Pumpkins at Dark at Canyon View Park

The City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department is putting on the 3rd Annual Pumpkins at Dark at Canyon View Park presented by Grand Junction Volkswagen! This holiday event for families and kids of all ages features more activities than you can count!

  • What’s happening: Various Halloween-themed attractions and entertainment including: Unifirst Mortgage Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt, science experiments with the John McConnell Math & Science Center, Girls Scouts of Mesa County pumpkin bowling, face painting, hayrides, and over a dozen games! Attendees are encouraged to dress up. Kids participating in the Pumpkin Hunt should bring a flashlight.
  • Who’s Welcome: Everyone. FREE admission for all-ages! A great family event.
  • When: Friday, October 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Canyon View Park Softball Complex, Grand Junction
  • What Else: Concession will be available for purchase.

Last year, hundreds of people flocked to this event. Grand Junction Parks and Recreation staff have been working hard to make this year’s event a really special night for families.

We want to thank our partners: Grand Junction Volkswagen, Unifirst Mortgage, Magic 93.1, Ruby Canyon Dental, Girl Scouts of Mesa County, Wendy’s, Absolute Dance, Barnes & Noble, and Pine Country Truck & Trailer. Without community participation we could not put on this fun and FREE event that benefits Grand Valley residents!

For more information or questions, please contact:
Tina Ross, Recreation Coordinator


Craftsmen Chair Auction Will Benefit Suicide Prevention Alliance

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation, the Forestry Department and the City of Grand Junction Community Outreach Committee will be hosting a Craftsmen Chair Auction on September 14th at the Downtown Farmers Market. “A chair can be unique as the person who sits in it” was the inspiration behind this fundraiser. A collection of truly unique pieces will be on display from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and all proceeds will be donated to the Suicide Prevention Alliance. This event co-hosted by The Suicide Prevention Alliance and MJ Thomas Photography.

To stay up to date on the auction items watch the Community Outreach Facebook page for photos of some of the chairs available at this year’s event.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Krause, Recreation Supervisor