Grand Junction High School has lots to offer to it’s students. However, it also has a lot to offer to anyone lucky enough to live close to its location. Particularly during the warmer months of the year, you can go to GJHS in order to use their track or one of the many other sports fields they have to offer. They have a soccer field, a football field, a baseball field, and a tennis court. While school is in session during the day, you can take advantage of the property when it is not in use. This way you can enjoy being active without having to go to a recreation center or a park.
Being a soccer player, I know more about the soccer field than anything else. It is not a state of the art astro-turf field nor is it the best grass in the world. However, it gets the job done and is already marked with paint unlike a basic grass field. If you are looking to shoot on goals, just make sure to stop by during the boys or girls soccer season, otherwise the nets will be down. If you are looking to practice perfect ball control so you can go play in the MLS, this field might not be right for you. Side note: if the goals are up, please do not mess up the nets.
Football players get the luxury of practicing on any field they please as long as it is not the baseball field for obvious reasons. Each field has proper football markings as well as it’s own set of field goals. If you are interested in anything other than throwing or kicking the ball though, you may be out of luck short of your own football equipment. If you are a kicker, they do have a large net set up to help practice proper form without having to chase after the ball.
As many fields do, the soccer field is surrounded by a track so that people can run their hearts out. During the track season there may even be hurdles out. As long as you are just there to run or have your own gear, the track and field provide the space needed to practice.
Considering that I know little of each sport, I will combine tennis and baseball. There is a baseball field at the school as well. Seeing as it is used for games, I’m not sure if people are supposed to use it for their own fun, however I do see the occasional player practicing with a friend. As tennis goes, there are about 4 courts set up so that people can play (typically students). If you don’t break the net you are free to play if the courts are not needed. It isn’t state of the art, but it is kept up well enough to play tennis.
The only other things that matter concern your basic health. There is usually a porter potter kept up so that players can use it if they must. I never used it during my years playing soccer there, but if you have to go bad enough I’m sure you’ll find the strength. There is also a small water fountain that works most of the time in case you forgot your own water or got carried away and stayed out longer than you were prepared for.