The 140-acre RIVERFRONT park was designed with residents, visitors and businesses in mind. Already open and thriving, the site is host to numerous recreation opportunities that support the mindset of our active, vibrant community. In addition to the business park and retail/restaurant Plaza currently under development, here’s what you will find within the park:
Las Colonias Amphitheater –
built in 2015, the amphitheater is a 5000-seat outdoor venue that hosts numerous concerts and events throughout the year
Western Slope Botanical Gardens –
with a native arboretum, tropical greenhouse, butterfly garden, Children’s Secret Garden and more
with swings, slides and climbing structures
Dog Park –
a fully-fenced area for our four-legged friends to enjoy off-leash
River Park –
float down the river along two standing waves, enjoy the beach or several coves that offer easy and secure access to the water
accessing the Colorado river
Miles of bike and pedestrian trails, including the Riverfront trail, which runs through along the Colorado River all the way to Palisade in the east and Fruita out west
Several ponds and Butterfly Lake, where you can kayak, paddleboard and enjoy organized classes like SUP yoga. Bring your own equipment or pick up what you need at the local rental booth.
Soon-to-come: a zip line across the Colorado River courtesy Bonsai Design
Grand Junction sits at the epicenter of Colorado’s Grand Valley, a stunningly beautiful and naturally diverse area on the state’s western slope. The valley is anchored by Fruita to the west, a mountain-biking mecca and top-ranked adventure town. To the east, you’ll find picturesque Palisade, famous for its peaches and vineyards.
Just four hours from Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah, Grand Junction is also the largest metro between the two, with a population of 150,000 and serving approximately half a million people across the Mountain West region. The area’s outstanding outdoor amenities are complemented with a diversified and skilled workforce, a progressive education system, leading regional healthcare, robust transportation infrastructure and digital connectivity.
Colorado Mesa University, Western Colorado Community College, IntelliTec Technical Trade College, and Colorado Christian University are all located within 10 miles of RIVERFRONT. In addition, the Mesa County Workforce Center and the Business Incubator both offer businesses comprehensive opportunities to develop a highly-skilled workforce.
Recreation businesses such as Leitner-Poma, DT Swiss USA, Mountain Racing Products (MRP), Loki Outdoor Clothing , Bonsai Design and Rocky Mounts have all chosen to establish headquarters in Grand Junction.
Home to its own regional airport with 18 direct daily flights, Grand Junction is also located directly in between two of the country’s largest international airports in Denver and Salt Lake City by way of a 4-hour drive. The Union Pacific Railroad runs two lines on its Western Corridor right through the city, along with two major highway corridors—Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 50. Additionally, there is a brand-new transload facility in Grand Junction and over 100 trucking or freight operations in the area helping ease the challenges of road-based distribution.
GJEP is the official economic development agency for Colorado’s Grand Valley and your one-stop shop for information and resources to relocate your business to RIVERFRONT at las colonias PARK.