GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The City of Grand Junction is upgrading Riverside Park. The groundbreaking was ceremony was Thursday afternoon.
Improvements coming to the park include a bigger basketball court, better parking and another shelter. The biggest change is Riverside Park Drive will become part of the River Trail. Meaning no more cars, it’ll just be a dedicated walking and biking path.
Neighbors are looking forward to the changes.
"And if they cut off that street there, you'll have less traffic driving through as quickly. We have the preschool, and they go to the park, so making it safer in general," Kim Smith, whose kids go to the park, said.
All the upgrades will cost about $800,000, according to the city. That money will come from the city’s developmental block grants and donations from groups like One Riverfront and the Colorado Health Foundation.
Construction will officially start in a few weeks, and city officials say the park will be finished this fall.