Activities and Programs
No seniors will be turned away if they are unable to pay for a any of Hinsdale County Public Health's programs.
Monthly lunches for seniors at noon, in the Baptist Fellowship Hall, corner of Fourth and Bluff Streets. View the Calendar of Events for upcoming lunches. We serve tasty, healthy lunches, including salad, entree, and dessert. Cost is $7. Seniors who are not able to come out can arrange for lunch delivery by calling Public Health at 970-944-0321 or emailing Alena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking Trails -
Public walking trails have been built in several places in Lake City. The trail surface is a fine, compact gravel that is accessible by most wheelchairs. Pick up a trail map at the Public Health Office, 304 Third Street, across from the Armory. Note: trails are not maintained in the winter, but can be used with snowshoes or skis when there is snow on the ground.
Pilates Physical Fitness Classes -
Hinsdale County Public Health sponsors a weekly Pilates (pill-ah-tees) class at the Armory in the teen center. For more information about the class, call Carol Lynn 970-944-0321. $3 per class.
For more information about Pilates, see this website from About.com.
Lake City thrives because of its strong and active volunteer base. People of all ages and skills can contribute to the community, and meet other interesting people at the same time. You are encouraged to contact these organizations to find out about volunteer opportunities:
Friends of EMTs
Friends of the Library. 970-944-2615
Hinsdale County Animal Rescue (H-CARE). 970-944-0162
Hinsdale County Historic Society. 970-944-2050
Hinsdale County Search & Rescue. 970-944-2291
Hinsdale County Trails Commission. 970-944-2225
Hinsdale Haute Route. 970-944-2269
Lake City Arts. 970-944-2706
Lake City Continental Divide Snowmobile Club
Lake City Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team(DIRT). 970-944-3478
Lake City Ice Climbs. 970-275-4106
Lake City Ski Hill. 970-944-5227
Lake City Stinger Band
Partners Youth Mentoring 970-944-0321
PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association)970-944-2314
Wee Care Child Care Center. 970-944-0106
Lake City Public Library
The library offers an excellent selection of books, including current best-sellers, biographies, large print books, and audio books. They also have a DVD collection of a variety of movies and documentaries.
Free internet access is available on the library's computers. If you have your own portable computer, a free wireless internet connection is available as well.
Find out more about the library by calling Librarian Elaine Gray at 970-944-2615.
Lake City Recreation Department
The Town of Lake City's Recreation Department offers a variety of free or low-cost recreation and exercise programs throughout the year. Most of these programs are held in the Armory building, located at the corner of Third and Bluff Streets.
Programs include Tai Chi, indoor walking, league or team sports, open basketball, and more.
Also located in the Armory are a weight room and an aerobic workout room. The weight room has several weight machines and free-weights. The workout room has a treadmill, stair climber, stationary bicycle, and more.
To find out more, or to sign up for any of these programs, call Recreation Director Ben Hake at 970-944-5227.
Lake City Arts
Lake City Arts offers a variety of arts and entertainment programs, particularly during the summer months. Call them at 970-944-2706 or visit their website for more information.
Western State College Extended Studies Program. 970-943-2885