Mesa County Health Department and Great Outdoors Colorado are holding two community meetings in November to gather opinions on how to improve access to outdoor activities for kids.

Residents will have an opportunity to show on a map where youth outdoor programs and facilities are needed in Mesa County.

The community meetings will be held:

  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 29 1/2 Road, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Light supper will be provided and all participants will receive free passes to the John McConnell Math and Science Center and to the Children’s Nature Center.

There will also be a prize drawing for fishing poles, camping gear, free passes to local recreation programs and two $25 grocery store gift cards.

Supervised activities for children will be available, but spaces are limited.

Call (970) 683-6614 for more information about child care.

Special thanks to the following gift donors: Cabela’s, Children’s Nature Center, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, John McConnell Math and Science Center and the Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade parks and recreation programs.