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The Summer Activity Guide Is Here! Registration started only one week ago, so please hurry to not miss out on your preferred program when it is most convenient. You can see the guide right now at
www.montroserec.com. The current activity guide is always available at our website, 24/7, 365/year,
as well as online registration.
The Summer Guide covers April, May, June and July.
The Bill to Reauthorize Lottery Proceeds for Parks and Recreation Has Passed the Senate at the General Assembly as well as the State House of Representatives Finance Committee.
The Bill will next be considered by the House today!
to see resolutions urging re-authorization from the City, County, the MRD and the Montrose County School District. Thanks to Senator Don Coram for his YES vote as well as bill sponsorship and Representative Catlin for his YES vote in the Finance Committee. Lottery dollars have been at the center of many public projects in Montrose such as the phase II of the CRC, outdoor facilities, the Water Sports Park and even the rebuilding of Columbine Middle School (although the primary source was funds from the State Land Board and the voter approved bond measure). The most recent example of lottery dollars at work is the Connect Trail project.
to see an aerial tour of the trail alignment for the most recent GOCO grant. A $2M GOCO grant will be the main source of funds that builds two bike/ped underpasses under the two busiest roads in Montrose and adds 2.25 miles to the River Trail. Thanks to GOCO and the Colorado Lottery for the amazing support!
Large School Groups are Visiting the CRC as Spring Begins!
End of the year and completion of testing celebrations are happening at the CRC this spring. Please
to see the current schedule of school visits. We are happy many school groups from across the region have chosen to have their well earned celebrations at the CRC! We welcome them and hope they have a great time. We also make sure they understand many other users are also in the CRC as the same time and we expect all to be respectful users of everyone's facilities. This is also a sign that summer is right around the corner; the CRC is the place to be for summertime!
MRD Patrons Are the Best! We want to take every opportunity to thank you for using YOUR Community Rec. Center. As the newly installed 'Thanks for Visiting Your CRC' sign says as you exit, we really appreciate your patronage, so much so that we would like to buy you a cup of delicious Looney Bean Coffee in
our lobby, 6 days a week. We are now proudly serving Looney Bean Coffee FREE for patrons in the morning while supplies last. Thanks, and enjoy a cup of good coffee in our (your) comfy lobby!
Come Visit Your Montrose Field House and Outdoor Pool: It Is Just As Awesome As Your CRC!
For the field area, league and drop-in programs for youth and adults are in full swing this Spring. See page 20 of the Summer guide to see the schedule, which may also be viewed below. For the latest, visit us on facebook by
and Like the MRD Field House page. This will give you the most current information on your Field House. For the multipurpose space in the Apex & Omni rooms, join Weehawken for one of their many cultural arts programs. For rental of the summit room, email Matt Imus, Field House Facility Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, join us this summer for the re-opening of the OUTDOOR POOL! This has amenities unique to Montrose (and Delta, for that matter) including an outdoor pool patio, outdoor slide and outdoor spash pad. It opens on Memorial Day, which is only one short month away!
- The CRC Lap Pool Has Expanded Offerings: More Public Lap Lanes, More Opportunity for Rec. Swimming When Kids Are Out of School and More Lap Lane Space for the Marlins and the MHS Swim Teams! We have updated the lap pool schedule. Beginning in February, we will have more public lap lanes available during the busy 4pm to 6pm time frame (4 lanes!). This is one thing we heard loud and clear in the recent CRC patron survey. The Marlins and the MHS teams will also get an additional lane (7 lanes!), so these great teams can grow. Then, beginning in August for the Fall semester, the Lap Pool will have most Rec. Features OPEN on non-school days as well as early release days (WEDNESDAYS) including the busy 4pm to 5:30pm slot. Kids, during the school year, on days off from school and early release Wednesdays, bring your swimsuit to the CRC. You'll be able to soar off the 3M and 1M dives, shoot out the drop slide like a cannonball, race across the Wibit inflatable or balance on the slack line. It'll make Wednesdays feel like a weekend, which is the only time we have been able to open these features, until now! Questions, please call the CRC at 249.7705 and talk with Liz or Melissa.
Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Summer Guide):
- Friday Afternoon PE Registration Deadline: April 9th
- Best of the West Adult Indoor Soccer Tournament: Sat. April 14 and Sunday April 15th
Intro to Pickleball: registration deadline of April 17th.
Adult Softball League: registration deadline of April 30th.
American Rec Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning Class: Registration Deadline of May 9th.
Summer T Ball League: registration deadline of May 21st.
Youth Baseball and Softball: registration deadline May 21st.
- The Field House Outdoor Pool Reopens May 25th!
- Memorial Day Hours for the CRC: 5:45am to 4pm
Youth Baseball and Softball Sponsor:
registration deadline June 4.
Fall Youth Soccer:
registration deadline August 20.
Women's Volleyball: deadline is in September.
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter! Happy April!
-The MRD team
MRD: Recreation At Its Finest
By: Martin Lutz, MRD Board Vice-President
I would like to start with a big thank you to Montrose. It has been just over a year now since the new Montrose Recreation Center opened and the way Montrose has embraced it has been tremendous. Its reception - overwhelming. The number of annual passes sold more than tripled our projections! The facility is consistently busy with patrons enjoying all the available amenities from the pool to the elevated walking track and everything in between. It does a heart good to see all the families recreating together and enjoying opportunities presented in the new center. The grand opening of the newly renovated field house was a huge success complete with watching Ken Sherbenou don the giant plastic bubble to play Bubbleball Soccer. Nicely done Ken! Summer is fast approaching and the staff at the MRD has put together some fantastic options to enjoy the summer sun and warmer weather. Do you play pickle ball, tennis, softball, baseball, soccer? If so, there is a program for you! If not, there is still something for you....so many great opportunities to choose from.
As always, we continue to work to expand the quality and quantity of service we provide. Some projects we are working on currently to do just that include the Holly Park & Riverbottom Road renovation, the Connect Initiative Trail Project, and continued collaboration with other public entities including the City, the Montrose County School District (MCSD), Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) and the County. The MRD is committed to renovating Holly Park, the MRD's oldest park built in 1975 and likely the poorest quality park in Montrose! When we earned funding of the CRC, phases I and II, and the Field House, we made sure we had enough resources to fix Holly. Adjacent Riverbottom Road also needs to be widened to improve circulation, safety, avoid the continual spring flooding of the ditch and provide more parking. This is a great opportunity to partner yet again with our main partner in providing quality of life, the City of Montrose. We plan to complete design this year and build in 2019.
As for the Connect Initiative Trails Project that will add 2.25 miles of River Trail and Montrose's first two bike/pedestrian underpasses, design has begun. Delmont consultants along with other locals like Julee Wolverton will be working closely with the City and the MRD through the rest of 2018 to complete design and then put the project to bid. Construction will happen in 2019 and the trail should be open for use by the end of 2019. A HUGE thank you to Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Lottery for the $2M grant that enabled this project.
As for collaboration, the MRD continually seeks to work with other public, non-profit and private partners to maximize our effectiveness. A big thanks for our constructive working relationship with the City on such projects as shared services, with the MCSD on efforts such as the shared use of facilities that enables each entity to better serve Montrose, with Montrose Memorial Hospital on the Mountain View Therapy space within the CRC that is in high demand for patient care, and with the County on projects like the Connect Initiative Trail Project and the monthly public service announcements that appear in the MRD newsletter each month.
Serving on the MRD Board of Directors has given me the opportunity to really learn about and embrace the mission of the MRD. In short, we seek to do everything we can to promote a healthy community through our available resources. I have seen this demonstrated time and again in our meetings with the consideration of new program offerings, financial discussions, and community collaboration. I have been impressed with the focus on fiscal responsibility, accountability, and quality of service. I have every confidence that the MRD BOD and the MRD leadership team/staff will not ever lose sight of this. For that reason I am proud to serve our community on this board.
Montrose Recreation District - Recreation at its finest.
Thank you and with warm regards,
We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Outdoor Pool at the Field House beginning Friday, May 25th. Soak up the sun on the lawn, enjoy the thrill of the slide and make a splash on the splash pad!
FIELD HOUSE & OUTDOOR POOL RATES:
Youth, Adult, Senior: $3.00 for Field House and Pool Entry
Under 3 years of age: FREE
Pool Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily beginning May 25th.
PRIVATE OUTDOOR POOL PARTIES:
This includes exclusive use of the Outdoor pool and patio areas. Food and drink in non-glass containers is allowed. Contact Liz or Melissa @ 249.7705 to make reservations. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 daily.
Take part in America's favorite pastime! Fees include cost of uniform shirts. Does not conflict with Spring Soccer program.
- Registration Deadline: Monday, May 21
- Fee: $38 (Scholarships available to those who qualify)
- Coach Pitch (5 & 6 years old)
- Machine Pitch (7 & 7 years old)
- A Baseball/Softball (9-11 years old)
- AA Baseball/Softball (12-14 years old)
- Season Dates: June 4 - July 26
Intro to soccer is a great way to introduce your 3 and 4 year olds to the sport of soccer. We have three 1-hour long practices.
- Fee: $25
- Location: McNeil Fields
- Tuesdays, April 24 - May 8
- Wednesdays, April 25 - May 9
- Thursdays, April 26 - May 10
- Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SPONSOR - 3047039
Want to get the word out about your business and help the community at the same time? Sponsor one of our youth baseball or softball teams. Each sponsor will get their choice of jersey color and will be the exclusive sponsor of a team. Business names will be posted on each jersey as well as in the season schedule.
Fee is $175. Please register by Monday, June 4th.
click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
It is never too soon to start getting your team ready for adult softball.
- Team Fee: $525 ($200 due at time of registration)
- Dates: May 7 - July 26
- Time: 6:15 - 10:15 p.m
- Men's Leisure (Mondays)
- Men's Competitive (Wednesdays)
- Coed Leisure (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
- Coed Competitive (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
- Coed Over 40 (Thursdays)
INDOOR SOCCER 6 V 6
- Registration Deadline: Monday prior to the season start date.
- Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Upcoming Leagues and Tournaments
- Best of the West (3 game guarantee tournament) April 14 & 15
- Summer Western Slope Elite League Sundays June 3 - July 29
- Summer Men's Competitive League Tuesdays May 1 - July 10
- Summer Legends League (30+) Wednesdays May 2 - June 27
- Summer Coed League Mondays May 14 - July 9
PICKLEBALL DROP-IN PLAY
Try out one of the fastest growing sports in the country! Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.
- Date: April - August
- Fee: Price of admission to Rec. Center
- Location: Montrose Community Rec. Center Gym
- Click Here to see current gym schedule.
Confluence of the North Fork to Austin
This stretch of the Gunnison River has Class I and II rapids, offering a laid back experience. Perfect for a first time float trip. You can expect to see abundant wild life on this scenic trip. We include a stop and hike up to the Eagle Rock Shelter archaeological site. This is the oldest site of human occupation in Colorado dating back 13,000 years.
- Date: Tuesday, May 22
- Time: 8:00 a.m. - approx 3:00 p.m.
- Fee: $75 (bring sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 a.m.
- Guide Company: Gunnison River Expeditions
Ute Mountain Casino - Towaoc
The Ute Mountain Casino offers Southwestern hospitality and gaming excitement. Ute Mountain Gold Club members earn free play, meals and other special offers. Every Tuesday earn 100 points and receive a $10 food voucher. Max 32; Min 24 for trip to run
- Date: Tuesday, June 5
- Time: 6:45 a.m. - approx 7:30 p.m.
- Fee: $45 (bring money for lunch and gambling)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 6:30 a.m.
Eureka! McConnell Science Museum integrates teaching and hands on experience in a science, technology, engineering and learning environment. Now housed in the new $26 million Engineering Building on the Colorado Mesa University campus. KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction providing both eclectic music programming and special interest talk shows. KJCT8 will give us a behind the scenes tour of the station. We will meet some of their on air talent.
- Date: Tuesday, April 24
- Time: 8:30 a.m. - approx 4:30 p.m.
- Fee: $30; bring money for lunch (75 years and older $20)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
for current pool hours.
NEW DROP-IN AQUATIC SPORTS!
All of these new drop-in programs are included with your admission to the Rec. Center
- Drop-In Water Volleyball (Starting in June)
- Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Leisure Pool
- Drop-In Water Polo (Starting in June)
- Days: Thursdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Lap Pool
- Drop-In Under Water Hockey (Starting in June)
- Days: Tuesdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Lap Pool
This is MRD's first recreational swim team! This is for individuals who have passed Level 4 swim lessons or can swim a minimum of 75 yards of front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke or combination. Participants will develop confidence in strokes such as the front crawl, breast stroke and butterfly. The basics of turning at the wall, as well as using the starting blocks will be included. Endurance will be a primary focus as participants prepare for a meet at the end of the summer.
- Dates: June 4 - August 4 (no sessions July 2 - 6)
- Fee: $80 - includes 16 sessions
- Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Swim Meet: Saturday, August 4
All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited so please register early! Dates and class information are available
Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment. Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications. For more information contact Cindy Marino at Cindy@montroserec.com or John Wagner at John@montroserec.com.
Youth Soccer Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training, uniforms and whistles. Officials will ref Soccer games that range from
5 Years old up to 7th and 8th grade games. Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports. Please email Kevin, Recreation leader at Kevin@montroserec.com if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
Summer Adventures / Club 1114 Group Leader
This position is responsible for the planning, directing and leading of our Summer Adventures program, for 6-10 year olds or Club 1114 for 11-14 year olds. Group Leaders are responsible for implementing the Theme Week Activities for each week, supervising Program Aides, and completing accident/incident reports. Group Leaders report directly to the Summer Enrichment Program Coordinator.
Summer Adventures / Club 1114 Program Aides
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Summer Adventures and Club 1114 program participants, at all times. The Program Aides are responsible for leading and engaging the children in the Theme Week Activities, and helping ensure their safety during participation in the various activities provided: outdoor recreation, sports and leisure activities, team sports, new games, performing arts, hobbies, nature projects, arts & crafts, learning experiences, and field trips. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer. For questions, contact Miguel at 249.7705 or email@example.com. Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart. Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma.
Water Safety Instructors
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. Please submit full application packet to
. Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
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 are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to email@example.com. Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.