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  • Palisade Recreation

    Activity Guide

    Winter/Spring 2015

    www.townofpalisade.org/departments/parks-and-recreation

  • INSIDE

    PARKS P. 3

    Community Garden P. 4

    TOTS PROGRAMS P. 5

    YOUTH PROGRAMS P. 5-8

    Open Gym & Sport P. 9-10

    GROUP FITNESS P. 10-11

    ADULT PROGRAMS P. 12-13

    OUTDOOR REC P. 14-15

    SECIAL EVENTS P. 16

    HOW TO REGISTER

    Register at Town Hall at 175 E 3rd street or over the

    phone with credit card at 970-464-5602. Sorry no

    refunds or make-ups for missed classes. In the event

    of cancelation, make up sessions will be offered or a

    refund may be applicable.

    Town Hall Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

    CURRENT INFO

    www.meetup.com/Palisade-Recreation/

    www.facebook.com/PalisadeRecreation

    VOLUNTEER

    Get involved in the community!

    Palisade Recreation has numerous

    opportunities from special events to regular

    programs. Call us or stop by Town Hall to

    find out how you can help improve the

    quality of life in the community.

    PALISADE RECREATION

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Town of Palisade offers scholarships

    throughout the year for eligible participants,

    that cover up to half of the registration costs

    for recreation programs

    Visit http://www.townofpalisade.org/

    departments/parks-and-recreation

    CONTACT US

    Town of Palisade 175 E 3rd Street PO Box 128 Palisade, CO 81526

    970-464-5602

    http://www.townofpalisade.org/departments/ parks-and-recreation

    Sarah Brooks Recreation & Events Coordinator sbrooks@townofpalisade.org

    Mary Brennan Recreation Intern mbrennan@townofpalisade.org

    Frank Watt Public Works Director fwatt@townofpalisade.org

  • Palisade Parks

    Facility Rentals: Palisade Recreation facilities are available for private functions and commercials

    use. Contact the Town of Palisade for rates and availability.

    970-464-5602 or email the Recreation Department at sbrooks@townofpalisade.org

  • 4 Community Garden

    Plot Rentals & Education

    LOWER RATES for NOW AVAILABLE! Check out the Palisade Community Garden on West 4th

    Street. Town of Palisade supplies water, soil, and a community compost. Low-income rates

    available for qualifying participants: WIC, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and free or reduced lunch

    program participants are eligible to apply.

    Plot Size Spring 2015 Low Income Rate Water Key Deposit 4X8 $30.00 $20.00 $5 3X5 $20.00 $15.00 $5 2X3 elevated back saver $10.00 $5.00 $5

    Key deposits are refundable with the return of the key at the end of the 2015 season

    Pruning Tips: Join the Colorado State Forest Service for a free lecture on proper pruning for trees and

    shrubs. Learn about the best times, methods, and proper tools for pruning in the Grand Valley.

    This class requires a minimum of 5 participants to run.

    Seedling Starters: Start your garden early with home grown seedlings using recycled materials from your

    home. Seedlings will be ready for garden transplant in May. Palisade Recreation will provide all supplies.

    Each participant will take home a batch of seedlings.

    Aquaponics: Join the ladies at Sprigs & Sprouts for a private tour of the newest farm addition. Learn the

    basics of aquaponics start up and the benefits. Stay after the tour for lavender tastings.

    Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Early Morning Orchard Agritour: Enjoy a tour of Early Morning Orchard gardens, greenhouses, and

    orchard. Learn tips and tricks for your own personal garden from professional gardeners. Get the basics

    on appropriate growing times. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Transportation provided.

    Gardening Classes

    Join Palisade Recreation and special guests for educational programs and hands on gardening classes for

    all ages. Each class must have a minimum of 3 participants to run, please RSVP by the deadline.

    Topic Date Time Location Fee Deadline Day

    Pruning Tips: Trees & Shrubs Feb 17 12:00 PM Community Center FREE Feb 12 Tues

    Seedling Starters March 11 12:00 PM Community Center $4.00 March 6 Wed

    Aquaponics & Farm Tour April 22 5:30 PM Sprigs & Sprouts FREE April 17 Wed

    Early Morning Orchard Tour May 12 10:00 AM Meet @ Town Hall $3.00 May 8 Tues

    Special Plot Reservation Deal: Reserve your garden plot by March 1, 2015 and receive 20% off all garden

    plot 2015 rentals.

  • 5 Tots & Youth Programs

    Arts, Education, & Activities

    Tots Music and Movement (Ages 3-5): Introduce tots to rhythms and music through a fun an

    active class full of beats, musical instruments, and basic dance movements. Parents are invited

    to join in the fun. Group fitness also offered at the same time upstairs in the CC.

    Thursdays 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Session 1: Jan 8 - Jan 29 Deadline: Jan 6th

    Location: Palisade Community Center

    Fees: $18.00/ child

    Group Size: 3-6

    Mini Artists (Ages 3-5): Tots are invited to explore their inner artist through a variety of projects

    that will teach basic art techniques and art mediums. Parents are invited to join in the fun.

    Group fitness also offered at the same time upstairs in the CC.

    Thursdays 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Session 1: Feb 8-Feb 26 Deadline: Jan 6th

    Location: Palisade Community Center

    Fees: $18.00/ child

    Group Size: 3-6

    Karate (Ages 5-12): Children of all levels are invited to learn the basics of karate and

    self-defense, through a pattern of routines that will help youth to enhance coordination skills,

    self-discipline, and memorization.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    Session 1: Jan 6-Jan 29 Session 2: Feb 3-Feb 26 Session 3: March 3-March 26

    Session 4: March 31-April 23 Session 5: April 28th-May 21st

    Registration Deadline: Monday prior to the start of the class Location: Karate Studio at 395 Troyer Ave in Palisade

    Fees: $40/ Session

  • Art Camp (Ages 6-11): Need an activity during early release time on Wednesday? Youth can get

    their hands a little messy while exploring a variety of art mediums and working to create many

    take home projects. Palisade Rec staff will pick up Taylor students from school at 1:50 PM.

    Wednesdays 2:00 PM-4:30 PM

    Session 1: Jan 7th-Jan 28th Deadline: Jan 5th Fees: $32.00/child

    Session 2: March 4th-March 18th Deadline: March 1st Fees: $26.00/child Location: Palisade Community Center

    Group Size: 3-8

    6 Youth Programs

    Arts, Education, & Activities

    Youth Conditioning (Ages 8-12): Stay active and gear up for the next sports season. Youth conditioning incorporates a variety of games and agility drills help youth build strength and endurance, improve flexibility, and decrease the risk of sport injury.

    Tuesdays 4:15 PM -5:15 PM

    Session 1: Jan 13th-Feb 3rd Deadline: Jan 8th

    Location: Palisade Gymnasium

    Fees: $22/ child

    Group size: 4-12

    Youth Tennis (Ages 8-12): Whether new to tennis or wanting to improve tennis skills and

    techniques, youth are invited to join this fun after-school mini tennis camp, taught by Certified

    Tennis Instructor and CMU varsity player, Mary Brennan.

    Thursdays 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

    Session 1: Jan 8th-Jan 29th Deadline: Jan 6th

    Session 2: Feb 5th-Feb 26th Deadline: Feb 3rd

    Location: Palisade Gymnasium

    Fees: $22.00/child

    Group Size: 4-8

    Gymnastics (Ages 6-9): Basic gymnastics aims improve tumbling, balance, and coordination. Participants will work on tumbling passes, balance beam, and an introduction to vaulting.

    Tuesdays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    Session 1: Jan 13th-Feb 3rd Deadline: Jan 8th Session 2: Feb 24th-March 17th Deadline: Feb 19th

    Location: Palisade Gymnasium

    Fees: $22/ child Group Size: 3-6

  • 7 Youth Programs

    Arts, Education, & Activities

    Winter Swim Conditioning (Ages 8-14): Join the Palisade Swim Team! Winter conditioning is designed to get swimmers ready for the summer competitive season, with a focus on drills, stroke techniques, and endurance swimming. Participants must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke, understand the basics of breaststroke, and be able to swim a minimum of 50 yards without stopping.

    Wednesdays 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    Session 1: Jan 21st-Feb 25th Deadline: Jan 16th

    Location: Orchard Mesa Pool (2736 Unaweep Ave Grand Junction)

    Fees: $42.00/swimmer (includes admission into the Orchard Mesa Pool) Group Size: 4-12

    Zany Games (Ages 6-10): Need an activity during early release time on Wednesday? Zany games incorporates a mixture of fun camp-style games, physical activity, problem solving activities, and team building tactics. Palisade Rec staff will pick up Taylor students from school at 1:50 PM.

    Wednesdays 2:00 PM-4:30 PM

    Session 1: Feb 4th-Feb 25th Deadline: Jan 30th

    Location: Palisade Community Center

    Fees: $28.00/ child Group size: 3-10

    Dodgeball & Capture the Flag (Ages 7-13): Youth are invited to join Palisade Recreation the third Tuesday of each month for an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie, playing some of Palisade youths favorite active games.

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