Parks maintenance supervisor retires

Ron Felt has retired as maintenance supervisor of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department following a 45-year career.

Felt oversaw the maintenance of city parks, including the Riverfront at Las Colonias and Riverfront Trail System, as well as sports facilities.

He joined the city in 1976 as a seasonal maintenance worker. He later worked as an equipment operator and crew leader. He was promoted to maintenance supervisor in 1986.

During his career, Felt was involved with two renovations to the Lincoln Park swimming pool as well as the development of new parks, including Canyon View, Cottonwoods Meadow and first phases of the Riverfront Trail at Blue Heron.

“Ron’s fingerprints on the parks and recreation system are many,” said Ken Sherbenou, director of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department. “This translates to bettering the quality of life in Grand Junction. We wish him well as he embarks on a well-earned retirement.”