The population of Grand Junction, Colorado is 59,778 and 16,439 of the households have family pets, such as cats and dogs. Living in Grand Junction is a great adventure with so much to do and see that you won't be bored unless you either 1.) want to be or 2.) need to be. With amazing canyons and natural areas, you will feel like you are living in the wild, but with all of the city amenities. When you visit Grand Junction, be sure to stop by and enjoy the beautiful parks.
The city of Canyon View has more than 30 parks, but the most popular ones are the Canyon View Park on 24th Road, Sherwood on Sherwood Drive, Lincoln Park on Mantlo Circle, Columbine Park on 28 ¼ Road, Colorado National Monument on Rim Rock Road, and James R. Robb Colorado State Park on 32 Road. There is one impressive dog park in Grand Junction where you can let your fur babies run free off the leash that is in the Canyon View Park. It is at the north end of the park across from the softball field complex. They offer more than three acres for the pups to run that is secured by a six-foot fence. There are two separate areas for both large and small dogs.
Another excellent place to visit is Bananas Fun Park, which is a huge amusement/water park across from Highway 6 & 50 on Riverside Parkway (formerly River Road) with tons of fun for the whole family. They have go-carts, bumper boats, lazer tag, an arcade, miniature golf, and plenty of food to eat. If you bring your furry family, they may not be allowed on any of the rides, so you might consider leaving them at your hotel to nap.
Canyon View Park, located conveniently off of I-70, has an off-leash dog park located at the north end. Filled with friendly regulars, this is a pup-tastic area to let Fido run free after being crammed up in the house all day long. With an entirely fenced-in area, you can rest easy knowing that your four-legged friends can run free with complete safety, with smaller areas for senior pooches and larger, more active furry friends. No matter the time, there should be someone there to say hi to and have a pawsome time. The park opens at 5 AM and closes again at 9 PM, giving you the chance to head over after work.
If you are looking for an enjoyable place to take your precious puppy pal, Columbine Park could be just the place for you. Located in downtown Grand Junction, this large, grassy area is the perfect place for your pup to run off some energy. And don't forget about the pawsome play area for your puppy pal, and a barbeque area that can be rented for some weekend fun with your human pals! The park is there to be enjoyed by everyone, so remember to be considerate and clean up after Fido. Let’s start a revolution, and up the ante on that petiquette!
Highline Lake Skate Park is a breathtaking park with two large lakes and an abundance of wildlife that will entertain you and Fido for hours. Located amongst the desert landscape, Highline Lake Skate Park is the pawfect place to take your beloved pooch for their daily exercise. A 25-minute drive from Grand Junction, it is a great place for some quality time with some fresh air, open space, and your precious pup. Remember to keep your pets on a 6-foot leash, and dogs are not allowed to run on the swim beach. Remember that petiquette people!
Lincoln Park is an easy walk from downtown Grand Junction suitable for some pup-tastic fun with your four-legged friends. If you head past the golf course and stop just before the baseball field, you’ll find yourself a fenced-in dog park for Fido to run free to his heart’s content. With plenty of playground equipment and even a badminton court, it is perfect for a multitude of interests. It has been said that this is a dog park with few surprises left by other four-legged friends, so remember to keep the trend alive and clean up any surprises left by your sweet pooch pal! The park is there for everyone!
The Colorado River Trails have been a long-term project, started over 25 years ago, to improve the valley and public trail system. A project funded by thousands of dollars of donations have allowed native vegetation to replenish the system and bring about more native wildlife. It is a project of pup-tacular success that has beautified the whole area! You and your furry friend are welcome to walk or bike on the trail but remember to keep Fido on the leash and away from the native wildlife. It is there to share, so please take a moment to consider the other patrons of the trails.