Live like a local: Samantha Zimmerman’s guide to Battlement Mesa |

Live like a local: Samantha Zimmerman’s guide to Battlement Mesa

Carla Jean Whitley
While the project is not expected to be completely finished until the end of the year, there's more than enough equipment set up for kids to enjoy.
Lynn J. Shore |

It’s easy to get outside when you live in or visit Colorado; we’re surrounded by beauty no matter where we turn. Samantha Zimmerman takes advantage of that fact. She’s director of the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District Programs and the Grand Valley Recreation Center and a three-year resident of Battlement Mesa. Here, she shares her favorite places to visit in her area.

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Let’s eat

“I enjoy going to the new and improved Battlement Mesa Golf Club restaurant, Tee’d Off Bar & Grill (3930 N. Battlement Parkway), for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their service is friendly, prices are reasonable and their food is delicious.”

Artistic hour

The Grand Valley Recreation Center 398 Arroyo Drive) hosts a painting class at the rec center. Willa Higuera has done a great job teaching usually non-artists how to create a beautiful piece of art for the past two years. GVRC also has a wall dedicated to the Village Arts organization.”

Where do you spend most of your free time?

“At home with my children, Saphire (17) and Jeremy (12).”


“Living in Battlement Mesa, it is easy to enjoy the outdoors. I can walk the paved paths right outside my back door, drive 45 minutes to Glenwood Springs or 45 minutes to Grand Junction.”

Don’t miss this

“PBMPRD recently opened a new community park, located between the middle school and the health center. Our recreation center is fantastic. Local residents can activate their membership for $35 to give them access to our indoor pool, basketball court, racquetball courts, walking track, fitness center, and much more. Battlement Mesa also has a world-renowned golf course. There is something for everyone to do in Battlement and Parachute.”

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