GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Following the announcement of facility and event closures due to coronavirus concerns, Grand Junction Parks and Recreation will keep all outdoors spaces open to the public.
This includes city parks and trails.
A spokesperson for the city’s parks and recreation department wants Grand Junction residents to know while all parks and recreation events have been canceled, it’s still okay to get out and about in city parks, all while maintaining six feet of social distancing, and not leaving the house if you’re feeling sick
“We want to remind the community and encourage them to get outside, to stay active and stay healthy,” said Callie Berkson, a spokesperson for the Grand Junction Police Department also speaking on behalf of the parks and recreation department. “Our parks are open spaces, so are our trails, they’re all still open. ”
All indoor facilities operated by the city parks and recreation department, though, are closed indefinitely.
“Lincoln Park Barn, Bookcliff Activites Center, anything where you might be able to rapidly spread the disease,” said Berkson. She also said this includes the Grand Junction Senior Community Center, and the Orchard Mesa Community Pool.
Berkson also said the parks and recreation department is cleaning and sanitizing park bathrooms three times a day as well as sanitizing playground equipment.