The future of Burkey Park

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- After Grand Junction voters approved ballot measure 2D in the last election, there's been lots of discussion on the future of Burkey Park.

Voters said no to question 2C, which would have allowed a community center to be built.

However, question 2D passed, which called for the sale of Burkey Park, and the funds from the sale to be used for developments at Matchett Park, where the community center would have gone.

The City of Grand Junction now has the power to sell the park, and it’s currently zoned for commercial use.

However, neighbors near the park live on county land and not city property, so they couldn't vote on the future of the park.

"This is the only city property right here. The houses around it are all county. So we did not get a chance to vote in it. And we would have voted against the city selling it,” said resident Rich Funnelle.

The Parks and Recreation office says a decision on a sale, and how the land will be used could come by the end of Summer.

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