Sven taking a jump on his mountain bike
curved wooden bike ramp for mountain bikers

Crossroads Bike Trails and Pumptrack

The North Fork Recreation District partnered with The Nature Connection to spend a portion of their 2018 GOCO funding on Rec District property. Together we built 3.5 miles of hiking and biking trails on the Crossroads property and replaced the aging playground with a climbing boulder, bicycle pumptrack, bike-skills challenge course and two additional picnic areas. Because of this partnership, in 2019 the District was awarded additional grant funds from the Colorado Health Foundation to finish this project.

The District received a prestigious “Collaboration Award” from the Colorado Special District Association at their annual conference in September of 2019, recognizing the collaboration between The Nature Connection and our Recreation District.

climbing boulder at Crossroads Park

Climbing Boulder, Balance Logs and Picnic at Crossroads Park

Also funded by The Nature Connection's 2018 GOCO funding, these neat climbing sculptures by Integrated Design Solutions are fun for our young climbers. Pack a picnic and make the nearby WeatherPort picnic pavilion your home-base to play on these features and ride the bike trails and pumptrack.

Apple valley tennis courts

Apple Valley Tennis/Pickleball Courts

The District also partners with other jurisdictions to maintain and improve recreation amenities including the four tennis courts in Apple Valley Park as well as a skate park in Paonia.

Pickup Games: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 9 AM. Weather permitting. Equipment is available to use, so if you are new to the game, feel free to come give it a try!

The Inaugural Paonia Pickleball Tournament and Park Jam is scheduled for October 14th! This one day double's tournament is sure to be a great time for the whole family. REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW!

kid skateboarding

Paonia Skate Park

The Paonia Skate Park has a passionate group of adults working to expand and improve it and add more features. The park also gets great shade in the summer, making it a cool and cool place to skate!