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October 2016   

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Quick Updates
  • The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is Available Now Online by  clicking here !  This was mailed by August 1st.  The current guide is also always available at   Registration for fall programs began Monday August and is still ongoing.  Keep a look out for the Winter 16-17 guide, mailed by 5th.  This guide will have detailed information on the Community Rec. Center, opening in just a few short months!!
  • Furniture for the New MCRC Has Been Selected!  Click here 
    to see the layout, including the game area and the lobby!
  • Updated Community Rec. Center (CRC) Pass Information is Now Available.  Choose from a diversity of pass options to use this amazing new facility including a Corporate Membership Program, which provides the best deal on the CRC!  Click here
    for more information.
  • Construction of the Community Recreation Center is Progressing Click here
    to see the construction camera.  The building is dried in, windows are in, drywall is up, the gym and pool are painted overhead, site work including interior drives and parking lots is well underway and the interior work is accelerating.  Pictures of the current construction progress are found below.  Virtual 3D renderings of the Community Recreation Center are also available. Click here to experience what it'll look like to be in your CRC!  
  • Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Summer Guide):
    1. Kayak Roll Sessions: Sundays from 9-11:30am.  Reservations are required; please call Melissa or Liz at 249.77 05
    2. American Red Cross Certification for the Lay Responder:
      Oct. 19 (register by Oct. 26.)
    3. Adult Dodgeball begins November 3!  Get your team together today!
    4. Adult Drop In Soccer: August 29-October 12
    5. Adult Indoor Soccer: Registration Deadline of October 17
    6. Fall Youth Basketball: Registration Deadline of October 21st
 Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!
-The MRD
MRD News: Maintenance Shop  
Currently Being Renovated 

In anticipation of opening of the new Community Rec. Center in the next few months, followed by the conversion of the Aquatic Center into an indoor Turf Field House, the Montrose Rec. District is currently renovating the maintenance shop at Ute and McNeil.  As part of the preparation for the new facilities, MRD recognizes the need to well maintain and improve current facilities.

This focus has been applied for the past several years, an overall goal of the MRD Board of Directors.  MRD, in partnership with the City of Montrose, earned a Great Outdoors Colorado grant in 2013, funds that come from the Colorado Lottery.  The project was two fold.  The City built the Water Sports Park, which has been a resounding success and wonderful addition to Riverbottom Park.  The MRD renovated Ute and McNeil.  This involved extending the river trail, improving the ball fields and adding fitness stations and a playground.  The Holly Park renovation is slated for design in 2017, followed by construction in 2018.

In line with the goal of improving and maintaining that which we already have, MRD's maintenance team is in the midst of renovation the Maintenance Shop at Ute and McNeil.  This facility supports all MRD services and facilities including housing all equipment used in preparing the fields for programming.  It is being improved using 2016 Capital Improvement Budget.  The work is being done mostly in-house by the full time maintenance staff members led by Maintenance Specialist Miguel Lopez, working with Maintenance Leaders Mike Shelton and Anthony Archuleta.  See below for a drawing Miguel completed showing show of the improvements.

Photo Gallery

 The images below are from recent CRC site tours.
Click Here to view the onsite construction cam for the latest on the construction project.
You can also view a time-laps video of the construction progress. 



MRD FitZone
It's that time of year when you can RIDE INSIDE!   Spinning is an awesome indoor cycling class that provides all the terrain you need - hills, climbs, flats and much more! Set to motivating, heart pounding music, you are sure to break a sweat as you cross the finish line with the "team"! Spinning is a great way to increase strength and cardiovascular endurance! Our Spin instructors can help you work at any fitness level as they coach you through an amazing workout! Spin is offered 6 days per week  and it is recommended that you arrive a few minutes early to get set up on your bike!
View the FitZone Calendar Here to view daily fitness class schedule.  

Youth Programs 
(click the activity number listed next to program to register online) 
Want to learn how to play a new sport?  This league is perfect for you!  Practices are twice a week, we have great coaches, shorter hoops and a laid back atmosphere will get you excited for basketball.  Register by the deadline to get your choice of practice days.  
  • Practices:  Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Ages:  3rd & 4th Graders
  • Fee:  $36
  • Registration Deadline:  Oct. 21st
  • Games:  Nov. 5 - Dec. 17
  • Coaches Meeting:  Wed, Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
*5th-12th Grade Basketball will take place in January/February

  • Date:  Saturday Oct. 29th
  • Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Ages:  3rd - 12th Grade
  • Fee:  $32 (Lunch Included)
  • Location:  Cerise Park
  • Registration Deadline:  Monday Oct. 24th (Register at the Aquatic Center)

(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

5 V 5 will be played this fall at Columbine Middle School.  Equipment will be provided.  These leagues are open to Women & Men above the age of 15.  Each team will play a minimum of 8 games.
  • Dates:  Oct. 24 - Dec. 15
  • Team Fee:  $250
  • Days:  Monday - Thursday
  • Time:  7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Columbine Middle School

Individuals may register for the full season or drop-in and play.  All games will be played at Holly Park off of Rio Grande Ave. Tuesday's and Thursday's
  • Dates:  Aug. 29 - Oct. 12  
  • Time:  6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Holly Park 
6 person teams will compete in a fast paced best 3 out of 5 games.  Each team will play at  least 2 matches each night.  The deadline is the deadline, so register early. 
  • Dates:  Nov. 3 - Dec. 15
  • Time:  7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Team Fee:  $100
  • Divisions:  Tuesday- Men's, Thursdays- Coed
  • Location: Centennial Middle School
  • Ages:  15+

50+ Trips & Programs
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

  • Yak's 101 Tour- Crawford (Limited Space Remaining)
    • Have you ever wanted to explore the world of the Tibetan Yak and learn some Yak facts along the way?  Join us on this trip outside the town of Crawford where we will meet a special herd of yaks.  This is an u p close and personal tour perfect for potential owners, the curious public and agri-tourists interested in better understanding of the yak-human symbiosis.  
      • Date:  Thursday Oct. 13
      • Time:  8:30 a.m. - Approx. 3:00 p.m.
      • Fee:  $30 
      • Location:  Meet at the Aquatic Center at 8:15 a.m.

Dance to live must on the second and fourth Saturday nights monthly from 7:30 - 11:00 pm.  Pay at the door.
  • Fee:  $5/ person
  • Time:  7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Senior Center Dining Room
  • Feature Music by:
    • Oct. 8:  Preferred County
    • Oct. 22:  Ghost River
    • Nov. 12:  Country Plus
    • Nov. 26:  Route 66

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with our certified massage therapist.  Discover the many health-enhancing benefits of massage therapy.  Massage has an impressive range of therapeutic effects that work to improve health and well-being.
  • Dan's Dates:  2nd Tuesday monthly, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Wed. Nov. 9
  • Michele's Dates:  4th Tuesday monthly, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22
  • Fee:  $8 for ages 50+
    • $15 under 50 
  • Time:  Call Cindy to schedule an appointment at 252-4884

Aquatic Programs 
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

First Aid/CPR/AED For the Lay Responder.  The purpose of this class is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate are to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advance medial care arrives.  These are blended learning courses.  A majority of coursework is done on the computer, and the hands-on skills are practiced in the class room.   This course offers a 2 year certification for both CPR and First Aid. 
  • Session III:  Wednesday Oct. 19th, Register by Oct. 10th.
  • Time:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Aquatic Center Slideview Room
  • Fee:  $80



Open Swim:  
  • Monday - Thursday:  1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lap Swim (16 years & up):
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Water Walking (16 years & up):  
  • Monday - Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Therapy Pool & Spa:
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! Registration has already begun. The best way to ensure your spot and convenient class times is to register online by  Clicking Here!

MRD and First Student have teamed up to provide an after school swim time.  First Student buses will transport children from Oak Grove, Cottonwood, Johnson, and Northside.  Students from other area schools may also take advantage of our special rate.  A permission slip is required, and children under the age of seven must pass a swim test. 

Dates:  Aug. 16 - May 24
Fee:  $3 daily or $57 for a 20 punch pass
Day:  Monday - Thursday
Time:  2:30 - 5:15 p.m. 

 Make a splash with water exercise! This is the perfect exercise for people just starting a routine, or those that want to diversify their workouts! Water aerobics offers a great cardiovascular workout that will tone the entire body. The buoyancy of the water also helps protect the joints and is perfect for participants at all levels. Please click here  to see specifics on classes offered and times classes meet.
  • 20-Use Punch Card (for use in any class)
    • Adult: $85
    • Senior:  $72
  • Drop-In Fee: $4.25
  • Classes offered:
    • Aqua Aerobics
    • Splash Aerobics
    • Express Aerobics
    • The Aerobic Zone
    • Twinges in the Hinges
    • The Deep

Private lessons offer a one to one instructor/student ratio. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator. For more information call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705
  • Fee: $60 - 3 lesson minimum
  • $20 per 1/2 hour lessons
The Montrose Recreation District encourages families to re  create together. We continue to offer our Family Fun Night so come together and join in the fun. We have discounted our general admission to $3 per family member. 
  • Ages: All
  • Day: Every Friday Evening
  • Fee: $3 per person
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Private reserved use of the Aquatic Center is a great way to make your party or special event a hit! All private pool parties require a two-hour minimum rental. Groups must be 10 or more people. Please call Liz Gracesun, Aquatic Coordinator, at 970-249-7705 ext. 575 in advance to reserve your date and let us know the time and number of expected guests.
 Parties are available on Saturdays & Sundays from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 
  • 2 Hours: 1-50 in party- $150; 51-100 in party- $220
  • 3 Hours:1-50 in party- $200; 51-100 in party- $300
Click here to view our Activity Guide                            Click here to register online  
Recreation Activities
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)

All skill levels accepted contact Bob Patterson for more information.
  • Day:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Where:  Aquatic Center Tennis Courts
  • Contact:  Bob Patterson (970) 964-4773

16 year old and up.  All skill levels.  Saturdays or Sundays depending on weather.  Usually late afternoon/early evening start time.  Updates are kept on Montrose Inline Hockey on Facebook Page click here to view or call Steve Williams with questions (970) 418-0442.

Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. 
  • Day:  Saturdays, August 6, September 3 or October 8
  • Fee:  $10 per person/clinic
  • Time:  8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:  MRD Aquatic Center Courts
  • Additional Times:  Available by appointment - Call Cindy at 252-4884 

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is played on 20'x44' court. This game is easy form beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for players. Your first intro class is free! Join anytime. New players receive written information with the rules of play. Come play on the courts with newly painted pickleball lines.  Call Cindy at 252-4884 for more information.  
  • Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
  • Times: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Fee: $3 Drop-in fee ($25 for 10 punch card) or $15/month unlimited play 
  • Location: Aquatic Center Tennis/Pickleball Courts

Job Openings
CRC Custodian -  This full time position will be centrally responsible for ensuring the cleaning of the CRC.  This person, including cleaning thoroughly themselves, will also hire, train, and manage part time custodians and/or direct a cleaning service.  Compensation is consummate with experience and a generous benefits package is also offered.  Applications are due in late November.  Questions, contact Coz at 249.7705 or at
CRC Facility Supervisor - This part time position is central in facility operations of the new CRC.  It will serve as Manager on Duty, primarily during the evening hours.  This position will address patron issues, oversee and work at the Customer Service Representative desk, and overall ensure a smooth operation during the busy evening hours.  Bilingual ability is a plus.  This position will be 30+ hours throughout the year and it includes health benefits.  Questions, contact Coz at 249.7705 or at
Climber Wall Monitor - This part-time position will help operate the new CRC climbing wall.  Instruction, belaying and ensuring a safe wall operation are all responsibilities covered by the Climbing Wall Monitor.  Questions, contact Ken at 249.7705 or at
Child Watch Attendant - This part time position will help operate the child watch area in the new CRC.  Child watch will be for children of patrons while parents/guardians are using the CRC.  Previous experience working with children is a plus.   Questions, contact Dana at 249.7705 or at
Customer Service Representative - This part time position provides critical customer service to MRD patrons.  Duties include, but are not limited to: completing program registration, computer and phone skills, and general multitasking. This is a part-time position and hours will vary with some weekends and holidays.  With the right person, this position includes the possibility of a steady 25-35 hours per week.  Bilingual ability is a plus.  Questions, contact Tracie at 249.7705 or at
Lifeguard - Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. For more information, contact Liz at 249-7705 or at
Water Safety Instructors - This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification will be held at the end of may. For more information, contact Melissa at 249-7705 or at
Please drop by your resume and complete an application at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application may also be found by clicking here.  Once complete, it may be emailed to the individual overseeing the program to which you are applying or dropped off at the Aquatic Center.
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