Open space and areas designated parks in Grand Junction could start looking more inviting to the public if a brand new proposal is carried out. At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Advisory Board agreed to consider a plan proposed by one board member to develop some of the many undeveloped acres of parks and open space in the city's master plan. One of the options for development calls on local non–profit groups, fraternal organizations, or service clubs to adopt a park or a portion of a park and add features like walking trails, playgrounds, or picnic shelters. The idea proposed by board member Bernie Goss got initial approval but is still very much in the infancy stage.
In other business, the board voted on names for three new parks or facilities. The board agreed not to give any special name to the Bookcliff Middle School Activity Center as well as the Pear Park Elementary School gymnasium. However, the board will await input from the public before assigning a name to a park located in the Fall Valley and Bee Hive subdivisions off 25 1/2 Road.