Grand Junction Loses Use of Dixson Park After 36 Years
Dixson Park is no longer a part of the city of Grand Junction's park system.
The property at 287 27 Road on Orchard Mesa has been sold, marking the end of its use by Grand Junction Parks and Rec. The park has been used for various activities, and most recently was rented to End Zone Sports for flag football. Within the last couple of weeks, parks crews have removed all city equipment and signage from the property.
The park has been in use since 1984. According to Grand Junction Parks and Rec, the previous owner had leased the property to the city for $1 a year. They say the new owner of the property did not want to continue the arrangement.
The city is in the process of trying to secure other options in the area and they say they will let the public know if and when they find an alternate location.
Grand Junction is so fortunate to have so many parks for residents to enjoy. However, The loss of Dixson Park will definitely be felt by those who have enjoyed the use of it for so many years.