The Grand Junction Park For Dogs That Isn’t A Dog Park
Did you know Grand Junction has a park that's good for dogs, but it's not actually a dog park?
Wait a minute. A park for dogs that isn't really a dog park? What in the world are you talking about?
It's Not A Dog Park
Grand Junction has a fairly new park that you might not have discovered. It's not a dog park like the ones we have out at Canyon View or at Las Colonias that are fenced in and dogs can run free. No, this is a park that anyone can use, but dogs are very welcome -- on a leash.
I discovered the new Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park recently when I visited the Mesa County Fairgrounds. It's part of the evolution of the entire fairgrounds area in recent years. If you haven't been out there lately, you need to check it out.
Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park is At the Mesa County Fairgrounds
The park is located just west of the fairgrounds arena, and this park is huge. There is a large open grassy area with a concrete walking path around the entire park. It's a great place for a walk with or without a dog.
As you will see in the gallery below, dogs are indeed welcome at Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park - but, as with all local parks not designated as dog parks, your canine friend needs to be leashed. I know people want their dogs to run free, but, you never know how interactions with other dogs will go- plus, it can make people very uncomfortable to see a strange dog running toward them.