Grand Junction City Council further discusses Community Recreation Center

Possible locations, Lincoln Park or Matchett Park
City Council workshop
City Council workshop(Natasha Lynn)
Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 10:55 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Monday evening the Grand Junction City Council met for a workshop to further discuss the possibility of a community recreation center in Grand Junction.

The purpose of Monday’s workshop was to discuss the recent survey sent out by the city. The survey asked residents for input on what kind of amenities a hypothetical recreation center should have, like indoor and outdoor pools, a gymnasium, and a walking and jogging track. The survey was conducted by Colorado Mesa University and Franklin and Marshall College, according to a blog post from the City of Grand Junction in February. That survey closed on Feb. 21.

Another important part of the discussion, how to pay for a community center. Council hasn’t made any decisions either way at this time, as workshops are just for discussion, not for implementing policy. Revenue from recreational marijuana sales has been cited in the past as a possible option for paying for a community center.

Update: This story has been updated to clarify the nature of the of the workshop meeting and other details.

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