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Josephine B. Jones Park in Greeley

Posted by Cassie

Britton and I love to take walks. We try to walk for 20-40 minutes every day. It’s a great way to spend time together, vent and decompress from our day and of course get some exercise. Usually we take Schnoodle and go around Ramseier Farm Park as it is next to our neighborhood. It is a great park and everyone is out with their kids and dogs. And often when we are just driving around we go to Bittersweet Park or Sandborn (Westlake) Park. We also absolutely love Glenmere Park. That is probably our favorite.

But sometimes going to the same old parks gets, well, old. Today was lovely weather so after we did a few errands we decided to take a walk. But where? I told Britton I wanted to go to a park I hadn’t ever been. Was that possible in Greeley? He remembered a park that he had been to as a kid, and I’m so glad he did. It’s called the Josephine Jones Park in Greeley after an active Greeleyite. Here’s a little history of Josephine B. Jones.

Me at Josephine Jones Park

It is a beautiful expanse of xeriscaped land (apprx 36 acres) that stretches from the former home of Jones at 2631 52nd Ave Ct in Greeley (now the Greeley Forestry Department’s headquarters) all the way nearly to Highway 34 on the south. It crosses the ditch and has a small pond, playground area and a gravel walking path. Quite a few joggers were zipping past us enjoying less impact on their joints and the natural area.

Park looking southeast toward the pond and playground equipment

It was a happy surprise similar to Houston Gardens or Evans Riverside Park. I definitely think we’ll be back! What a nice park.

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