Recreation: noun

  1. Refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
  2. A pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.

“Recreation is about experiencing connection.” said Troy Ward, the new Event & Program Coordinator for the Town of Palisade. “When we participate in recreation, we are able to connect with something and disconnect from other things. If you are riding your bike you might be connecting with the trail or maybe you’re in tune with how your suspension is absorbing the bumps. While swimming laps in the pool, you might be hyper focused on your breathing or perfecting your stroke as you move through the water. During Yoga you could be focusing on your breathing – the movement – and quieting your brain. Recreation is also about connecting with others. When we choose to participate in activities with others, the people and the experience are forever intertwined.”

Get out and play…..

Adult 1-hour Yoga    

Resident         Nonresident    Punch card   –    Resident / Nonresident        

    $8                    $10                  6 sessions             $42     /       $48

Gentle Yoga                Christine          Thursday 6-7 pm                    Community Center

Gentle Yoga                Christine          Friday 10-11 am                      Community Center

Intermediate Yoga     Teri                  Tuesday 6-7:15 pm                 Community Center

Power Flow Yoga       Arava               Friday 4:30–5:30 pm              Community Center

 Gentle Yoga – Yoga for EVERYbody is an all-inclusive safe environment for any level. This class will revitalize, strengthen and tone your body and mind with benefits to your balance, concentration and sleep. Gentle yoga offers adapted options for people with stiff bodies, injuries and/or active and strong bodies, with a mindful, breath and alignment-based approach. Props are provided to assist you wherever you are in your practice. For more information visit:                                                                          Intermediate Yoga – Wake up your mind and spirit with a slow vinyasa, offering deeper variations while holding each pose. Props and modifications are encouraged. Increase both flexibility and strength while improving posture and provide room for healing and relaxation.    Power Flow Yoga  Start your weekend with an invigorating yoga practice! Build strength, increase flexibility and balance, and cultivate a calm mind. This class is designed to explore the link between breath and movement through flowing sun salutations, playful arm balances, challenging core work and detoxifying twists. We will have an emphasis on keeping the body safe and approaching postures with proper alignment – these are keys to enjoying a long-term yoga practice. All levels are welcome in this Power Flow Yoga class.


Adult 1 .5-hour Yoga             

Resident         Nonresident                          Punch card                                                                                                                                             $10                  $12                   10 – $100 +1 free,  20 – $180 +2 free

Demi’s Yoga classes are open to all levels and abilities.  You will learn poses that will help you align, stretch, open and strengthen your body.  Breathing practices and meditation are also emphasized to support you in yoga and in life.  You will leave relaxed, revitalized and connected with a wonderful community. Come try it out – first class is free!


 Child and Family 1-hour Yoga

Kidding Around Child and Family Yoga:       Child      $5                 Family  $12

Kidding Around Yoga shares games, stories and specially composed music to get children of all ages motivated and moving. The techniques presented build strength, confidence, flexibility and a sense of calm. This class also teaches stress management techniques, resiliency and coping skills that kids, and parents can tap into any time they need peace in their hurried lives and day to day activities. All the traditional benefits of yoga are also offered; meditation, breathing techniques, and deep relaxation. This class was designed to help families bond, learn and teach each other.   For more information contact Nancy:  970-250-0793



Resident          Nonresident    Punch card   –    Resident / Nonresident                                                                                                               $8                    $10                     6 sessions             $42     /       $48

POP Pilates   Elise        Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-8:30 am    Community Center

POP Pilates – Start your mornings off with a powerful fusion of music, strength and choreography that takes classical Pilates to the next level. POP Pilates is a dance on the mat. Low-impact, high energy that will work the entire body from head to toe.


Therapeutic Warm Water Pool Day at the Fruita Community Center

                                                     Resident              Senior

Wednesday 1-4 pm                 $5                           $3

Join us for a trip to the Fruita Community Center and the 87-degree warm water pool.                                                                                    Transportation provided – meet at Palisade Community Center parking lot. Fee covers entry into the pool.


Meals on Wheels Lunch

Tuesday 11:30-1 pm                       60+ free or $3.50 donation          Under age 60 – $11                                                                                               Enjoy a great meal and wonderful fellowship with others. Everyone is welcome. For reservations, call 243-9844 ext. 2


Palisade Pickle Ball                                                                                                                                                              Monday & Wednesday                 8:30-11:30                           Indoors at the Gym – $2 Donation                                  Friday & Saturday                            1-3 pm                                  Peach Bowl Park courts

If the weather is poor, Friday or Saturday outdoor play will be shifted indoors to the Gymnasium from 9-11 am. Contact Wanda Robinson for details: 970-216-6559

What is Pickle Ball?    Pickle Ball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated ball (polymer ball, similar to a Whiffle Ball) over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickle Ball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard pastime.

Come have some fun and play a game that’s suitable for all ages!

                Never played? We got you covered. Contact: Wanda Robinson 970-216-6559

                Adult Beginner Clinic                       Saturday May 11th            9-11 am                $10         Gym

                Youth Beginner Clinic                      Thursday June 6th             10-12 pm             $5           Gym

                Youth Clinic                                        Saturday June 8th             10-12 pm             $5           Gym


Snowshoeing                                                     Resident              Nonresident      Senior   Nonresident Senior

                          Thursday              12-5 pm              $7                           $9                           $5           $7

March 7th        Mesa Lakes Area, Lakeside Trail – 2–3 miles, easy.

This adventure starts at the Mesa Lakes Lodge, where people can rent snowshoes if needed. We will follow the 2-mile Lakeside Trail, which will wind around Mesa Lake, Beaver Lake, and Glacier Springs. The group may also take the quarter-mile trail up to Lost Lake. We’ll stop at Mesa Lakes Lodge afterwards for hot drinks.


 Hiking – Afternoon                                          Resident              Nonresident      Senior   Nonresident Senior

                          Thursdays            12-4 pm              $7                           $9                           $5           $7

March 14        Riverbend Trail, Connected Lakes Trail – 5 miles, easy

 This gentle paved trail starts at Redlands Marketplace and continues next to the Gunnison River. Large cottonwood trees border the trail, a series of Connected Lakes will become visible to the north. The trail ends at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. We’ll stop at the Trailheads Coffee Shop after the hike.

Transportation provided – Meet at Community Center parking lot


 Hiking – Morning                 Resident         Nonresident      Senior   Nonresident Senior

Thursdays      8am-12 pm         $7                      $9                      $5                $7

March 21        Kokopelli Trails, Rustler’s Loop – 3.5 miles, easy

 This desert trail is part of the Kokopelli Trail Systems in Loma. It climbs briefly to a plateau that winds around to an overlook of the Colorado River. The trail follows the river and gradually winds back around to the trailhead. This hike will end at a Fruita coffee shop.

Transportation provided – Meet at Community Center parking lot

March 28        Mica Mine – 2.6 miles, easy

Located in the Bangs Canyon area, this trail is lined with sagebrush, wild roses, willows and at least seven varieties of trees. It typically features lots of wildflowers in the spring. The gentle trail ends in a mine featuring beautiful mica outcroppings. We’ll stop by the Trailheads Coffee Shop afterwards.

Transportation provided – Meet at Community Center parking lot


Story Time – Palisade Library                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday          10-11 am           Mesa County Public Library – Palisade Branch

Story time supports emerging language and pre-reading skills by engaging the hearts and minds of children ages 0-5. Alongside their grown-up curious children delight in stories, songs, movements, and social interactions. Story Time is free fun activity provided by the Mesa County Libraries – Palisade Branch – 119 W. 3rd Street Palisade.

Dogs Ears Reading Program – Kids Read to Dogs   Friday

April 5th           4-5 pm                Mesa County Public Library – Palisade Branch                                                                                                             May 3rd           4-5 pm                Mesa County Public Library – Palisade Branch                                                                                                                  June 7th           4-5 pm                Mesa County Public Library – Palisade Branch

There are DOGS in the Library! Join us for our new reading program “Dog Ears,” as we introduce registered therapy dogs who love to hear stores. Register your child for a 15-minute time slot, and he or she can read to a dog undisturbed. Bring a favorite story or choose from our selection.  We have a limited number of opportunities to read to a therapy dog, so register early! To register, please inquire during your next visit to the library or by calling 970-243-4442.

Writers Discussion                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday         April 20th         2 pm    Mesa County Public Library – Palisade Branch

The Writing Process & Self-Publishing. Join local author Karen McKee in a discussion about the process of writing & publishing a new book.                                                                                            ___________________________________________________________

 Wednesday Early Release with Renaya                    Cost varies based on required supplies

Creative Kids – Kids experience the outdoors with crafts and DIY projects            2/6 – 3/13

Sports Camp – Kids will play indoor games like basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey    3/27 – 4/24

May around the World – Learn about new cultures by trying new foods and games    5/1 – 5/22


Call Troy Ward at Town of Palisade, 970-464-5602 or at for more information.