Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Updated Information: Mesa County Parks Remain Open for Walking or Exercising


Mesa County parks remain open for walking or exercising in with appropriate social distancing.

Updated Information on April 1, 2020:


Mesa County Facilities and Parks are following the guidance and recommendations of Mesa County Health Public (MCPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by implementing closure of sports fields, pavilions, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, skate and inline facilities at all Mesa County parks through April 30, 2020.


County parks remain open for walking or exercising with appropriate social distancing.


"We closed recreational amenities only, through April 30, based on the recommendations of Public Health and the CDC," Parks and Fairground Director Greg Linza said. "The park sidewalks and trails remain open for people to use for exercise."

"Mesa County requests that you respect social distancing guidelines while enjoying the parks," Linza added.

Closures can be extended and are subject to change based on the recommendation of MCPH and the CDC.

Pavilions / Restrooms / Playgrounds / Courts & Skate Facility Closures:
  • Long Family Memorial Park areas listed above
    • Mt. Garfield restroom facility will remain open to the public.
  • Lions Park pavilions and playgrounds
  • Lions Park seasonal restrooms
  • Lynwood Park playground
  • Village Nine Park playground

Park Field Closures:
All Mesa County Park Fields to any sports play, practice, or groups 10 or more.

  • Long Family Memorial Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Lion Park
  • Lynwood Park
  • Village Nine Park
  • Kimwood Park
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary Park
ALL PARKS REMAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR WALKING AND EXERCISE. 

The City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation office will issue refunds of pavilion rentals for Long Family Memorial Park. Please click on the attached link for further information or visit https://health.mesacounty.us/covid19.
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Published on March 24, 2020.



Mesa County Facilities and Parks are following the guidance and recommendations of Mesa County Health Public and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by closing recreational facilities for the next 30 days.

Closures could be extended and are subject to change based on the recommendation of those official agencies.

Facility Closures for Mesa County include:
  • Long Family Memorial Park Pavilions
  • Long Family Memorial Park Grand Mesa Restroom Facility
  • Lions Park Pavilions
  • Lions Park Seasonal Restrooms
The Mt. Garfield restroom at Long Family Memorial Park will remain open to the public at this time.

Park Closures for Mesa County include:
  • All Mesa County Parks/Fields to any sports, play, practice or groups (10 or more)
  • Long Family Memorial Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Lion Park
  • Lynwood Park
  • Village Nine Park
  • Kimwood Park
  • Rocky Mountain Elementary School Park

The City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office will issue refunds of pavilion rentals for Long Family Memorial Park.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 

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