The City of Grand Junction, School District 51, and Mesa County have been diligently working on an agreement to keep the Orchard Mesa Pool open for the next several years. To give some certainty to the facility in the short-term, a timeline through the fall of 2026 has been proposed.
The three parties had an operating agreement that expired in 2019. The City of Grand Junction has drafted an agreement based on direction from the three boards regarding agreed-upon principles, including continued operations through the fall of the 2026, clearly defining responsibilities of the parties such as terms for repairs, and an equitable disposition of the property at the end of the operating agreement. The draft agreement is currently under review by Mesa County and School District 51. School District 51 has expressed their timeline for review of the agreement to be approximately the middle of February, at which point the parties will take formal action to approve the agreement.