April 2019     

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Quick Updates
  • The Summer 19' Guide is Here and Registration Begins Monday April 1st at 6am! 
    The guide is stocked full of awesome things to do with the MRD, from programs indoor and outdoor, to the Field House and Outdoor Pool and the Community Rec. Center! It covers MRD services for April through July. The current Activity Guide is always available at www.montroserec.com
  • The Connect Trail Project Construction is Underway!  The trail is currently under construction behind the new Mayfly building.  Check it out when you drive by Mayfly off of Grand Avenue by the Justice Center.  The local general contractor Western Gravel is making great progress on the trail construction.  The project will add 2.25 miles of 10' concrete trail with a 2' soft surface shoulder and two underpasses under our two busiest roads, Highways 550 and 90.  The Uncompahgre River Trail will then connect the Justice Center and Colorado Outdoors on the north to the CRC and the Ute Indian Museum on the south.  The project is a partnership between the City of Montrose, the MRD, Mayfly, the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority, Montrose County, Gates Family Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, Black Hills Energy, the Montrose Recreation Foundation, the Montrose Community Foundation and the Valley Food Partnership.  This incredibly strong local collaboration earned the support of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), a beneficiary of the Colorado Lottery, with a $2M grant.  The project will be complete and open to the public by the end of the year.  Click here
    to see the aerial tour of the alignment! 
  • Expanded Parking at the CRC for those needing closer parking.
    In response to patron feedback, MRD will be added in 6 new parking spots next to the existing handicap parking that are designated for those needing closer parking.  This will help the situation of all handicap parking being taken on a consistent basis, particularly in the mornings.  These spots are reserved for those needing closer parking so please help the safety of those needing closer parking. 
  • The Renovation of Holly Park is Fully Funded and Will Break Ground this Fall!  We'll break ground this fall of 2019 and the project is scheduled for completion in mid 2020!  The City of Montrose and the Montrose Recreation District have teamed up again to enable this exciting project. Thanks to generous contributions by many local organizations: Montrose Rec. Foundation, Montrose Community Foundation, Valley Food Partnership, Montrose Rotary Club, River Valley Health, Green Mile, Montrose County School District, MRF Horsefly Tap Night on 5.29.18 and the Mize Family.   These local partnerships earned grants from Great Outdoors Colorado and the Department of Local Affairs, which has now fully funded this project!   View plans to rebuild this oldest MRD park by clicking here.  Thanks to all the grants and fundraising, the enhanced plan will be built.  
  • Thanks for being a patron and supporter! Happy Summer!   
      -The MRD team 
Adult Coed Soccer - Someone's having fun!
Adult Men's Basketball

Columbine Middle School Celebrating the End of Testing

Adult Winter Season Indoor Soccer (Left) and Basketball (Right) Champions
(Left to right) Men's Competitive - La Raza, Coed - Desperados,
Men's competitive - Triumph, and Men's leisure - Cooling's

MRD News

It Takes a Village - By Liz Gracesun, MRD Aquatics Coordinator
My children are all grown now, but I remember as a single mother of three very active kids, the saying "It Takes a Village". I embraced the idea that my children's teachers, mentors, neighbors and coaches all played an integral role in the amazing adults that they would soon become.   Recently, my Facebook memories have been popping up reminding me of the election efforts in 2012 and then again in 2014, to build a Community Recreation Center in Montrose. Today, the term "It Takes a Village" has taken on a whole new meaning. The term has gone from "It takes a Village to raise a child" to "It takes a village to raise a child, and an entire community to create change".
From the very humble beginnings of the Montrose Recreation District, to now, there has been a village of passionate professionals, volunteers, dreamers, believers and partners whose network of relationships and values have worked to connect and bind the Village of Montrose together. This has created the type of change that builds the sense of community between people of all ages and all different backgrounds.  
This sense of community battles isolation, builds relationships, improves physical and mental health, and creates the type of environment that attracts others to our area. This community happens every day at the Community Recreation Center thanks to all of those who came together to make this dream a reality. This also happens at the Montrose Recreation District's Field House, soccer fields, softball fields, pickleball courts, tennis courts, and in different fitness rooms around town. It happens in our City parks, trails and in private clubs.
I encourage each of you to take a moment to see the beauty of the Village this community has built. Watch as the workers take great pride in grooming the softball fields and maintaining our beautiful parks. Watch as parents share their hopes and dreams for their children at soccer games. Notice how strangers become great friends on the pickleball courts. Observe how our retired community builds a network of friendship and support. Notice the joy and abandonment of both children, parents and grandparents as they play in the pools.
Thank You Montrose! It takes a village to build the sense of community that is so apparent here, and is such a gift to us all.
"Just Keep Swimming" - Liz Gracesun.
Liz has served as the Montrose Recreation District Aquatics Coordinator for the past 11 years.


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

Click Here for current pool hours.


Summer swim lesson classes will fill up fast! Don't miss out, Registration opens Monday, April 1st at 6:00 a.m..

SUP YOGA- Fee now included in daily admission
Classes will be held twice a month on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. Class registration will happen through the Rec Center and space is limited to 10 per class! Classes we be held at the Rec Center's indoor pool facility, and we encourage participants to show up ready at the pool 10-minutes prior to class. SUP Yoga is for all skill levels and lessons will progress throughout the winter.
We will begin with learning the balance, getting acquainted with the SUP board, learning simple movement and yoga poses on the board. In later classes we will begin paddling on the board and end with yoga until the two are combined fluidly.

  • Dates:  Apr. 4, 18, May 2, 16, June 6, 20, July 18, August 1,15
  • FEE: Now included in your daily admission! 
  • You still need to register ahead of time with the front desk.
  • Time:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beginning Thursday April 11th at 7:00pm, MRD will be offering CardioWave Floating Fitness classes in the pool on the new GlideFit boards. The floating fitness class will challenge participant's balance, endurance, and strength in a unique low-impact environment. CardioWave fitness classes will take place on alternating Thursdays April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, and 22. The Thursdays in between will be dedicated to SUP Yoga. Participants can reserve a board for class after 6am on the day of class by calling the CRC or by visiting http://montroserec.com/634/Stand-Up-Paddle-Board-SUP. Board reservations are recommended as there are only 11 boards available. Boards that have not been reserved will be available on a first come, first served basis at the start of class.

Please wear comfortable clothes that are meant to get wet. Regular swim suits are acceptable attire. If you'd like to layer up, we suggest wearing a rash guard. We also suggest to bring a change of clothes for after class, and a towel. Paddle boards, and paddles are provided.
FREE 3rd Grade Lessons - Cottonwood Elem.
Starts April 10th: Registration forms were handed out at the school, please look for them in your childs back pack. If you have any questions please contact liz@montroserec.com for more information.
SWIM LESSONS- Next Session begins February 12th

All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specific course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! The best way to ensure your spot and
convenient class times is to register online at www.montroserec.com for NO additional charge. Please review course descriptions on page 25.

Fee: $46 per session

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 care to a suddenly injured or ill person  until more advanced medical 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 classroom. This course offers a 2 year certification for both CPR and First Aid.

Session 4: Tuesday, April 16 (This is a Blended learning course)
  • Register: By April 8th
  • Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Fee: $65
  • Location: CRC Party Rooms
  • Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Learn All The Skills Necessary To Become A Professional Lifeguard 
This course teaches CPR, First Aid and all the rescue techniques. This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. This will be a blended learning course with instruction both online, and in the pool. Students will be charged an additional $35 by the American Red Cross when enrolling for the online portion. Participant must be available to attend all in-person training sessions Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper. 
  • Location: Montrose Community Recreation Center Fee: $105
  • Date: TTBD Contact Melissa or Liz to get on the waitlist.

Please check out the new pool schedule on page 27 of the Winter/Spring Activity Guide - New CRC and Pool hours will start January 2nd
           MRD FitZone         
3-Keys to Permanent Weight Control Program - Registration Opens April 1st
Are you addicted to sugar and carry excess body fat? Would you like to change your metabolism from a sluggish and hungry "sugar-burner" into a health and lean "fat-burner?" Join Registered Dietitian Hannah Freese for a transformative 4-week weight loss program. She will guide you in a new way of eating that will teach you:
  • What to eat
  • What not to eat
  • And most importantly, when to eat
Participants will learn how to change their metabolism so they can burn excess body fat and turn it into calm, focused, and sustained energy. Registration is $220 for all 4 sessions. Sessions are from 7:00 - 8:30pm Wednesdays April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th in the CRC Party Rooms. Registration opens Monday April 1st. Make sure to register early as space is limited to 10 participants and the prior class was full. See page 30 in the summer Activity Guide for additional details **Register before April 8th and receive a bonus challenge from Hannah to jumpstart your fat-burning potential** Register at the CRC or online using Activity Number 3202059.
Women's Self-Defense Class coming in May
In this class, women will have the opportunity to learn ways to defend themselves in different situations. Class will cover techniques ranging from wrist grabs to ground defense. The goal of this class is to help women feel more prepared for the unimaginable and to become stronger mentally and physically. Class will take place on Wednesdays in May (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the CRC Fit Zone Room. Class is $30 for all 5 sessions. Registration opens Monday April 1st. Make sure to register early as the class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required, no drop-ins will be accepted. Female participants ages 14+ are welcome to register and prior experience with self-defense or martial arts is not required. Register at the CRC or online using Activity Number
Evening CRC Users - MRD Fit Zone still needs your help!
Do you currently come to the CRC in the evening, but do not attend Fit Zone classes? We would like to know what classes you would like to attend. We are working to revamp some of our evening fitness offerings and would like to know what types of fitness programming our patrons would like to see. We have had requests for more yoga, more Spin and more TRX as well as other forms of dance fitness classes and want to best satisfy the requests of our evening attendees. Please leave your suggestions in the CRC suggestion box or drop John an email john@montroserec.com to let us know how we can better serve you and the community!
CardioWave Floating Fitness Classes Start in April!
Beginning Thursday April 11th at 7:00pm, MRD will be offering CardioWave Floating Fitness classes in the pool on the new GlideFit boards. The floating fitness class will challenge participant's balance, endurance, and strength in a unique low-impact environment. CardioWave fitness classes will take place on alternating Thursdays April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, and 22. The Thursdays in between will be dedicated to SUP Yoga. Participants can reserve a board for class after 6am on the day of class by calling the CRC or by visiting http://montroserec.com/634/Stand-Up-Paddle-Board-SUP. Board reservations are recommended as there are only 11 boards available. Boards that have not been reserved will be available on a first come, first served basis at the start of class.
Scholarship Information in English and Spanish

Youth Sports Programs    

Be a part of the first middle school girls lacrosse team in Montrose! This is a great  opportunity to learn this great game in a low pressure setting. Girls lacrosse is much less  physical than boys lacrosse. It relies more on stick skills and finesse. Practices are twice a  week. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own goggles and stick.

  • Divisions: 6, 7 & 8 Grade Girls
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, April 1
  • Fee: $40 Practices: 2-3 weeknights per week
  • Games: Saturdays & Sundays
  • Practice begins: Monday, April 8 Season Ends: Saturday, May 18

(Ages 3-4) 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 where we will introduce the most basic skills in a fun, laid-back environment. All clinics will take place on the indoor turf at the Montrose Field House.
  • Fee: $25 
  • Location: Montrose Field House
  • Session I:
    • Mondays, April 8 - 22 Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Session II:
    • Tuesdays, April 9 - 23 Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
  • Session III:
    • Wednesdays, April 10 - 24 Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Our youth baseball & softball programs are for ages 4 to 14 years old. The focus is to teach the fundamentals of the game while building a team atmosphere. Games and practices are weeknights only. Fee includes team jersey. Scholarships are available to kids in need.
  • Fee: $40 
  • Location: McNeil Field & Holly Park
  • Days: Monday - Thursday 
  • Registration Deadline: Mon., May 20
    Divisions: Coach Pitch: (6 & 7 YO), Machine Pitch: (8 & 9 YO), A Baseball & A Softball: (10-11 YO)
    AA Baseball & AA Softball: (12-14 YO)
  • Dates: June 3 thru July 25
  • Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Coaches Meeting: Wednesday, May 29 at the Field House


Summer T-Ball 
Intro to Tball
Sporties for Shorties
Challenger Soccer Camp

Fall Soccer


Adult Sports Programs

Get a head start on the season. 8 game round robin schedule.
  • Dates: March 25 - May 16 
  • Registration Deadline: March 11
  • Time: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Team Fee: $350
  • Men's Leisure: Mondays
  • Men's Competitive: Wednesdays
  • Coed Leisure: Thursdays
  • Coed Competitive: Tuesdays
4 v 4 Indoor Volleyball! Get in the spirit of Spring, get a team together and play volleyball! Teams consist of at least 4 people (Coed: 2 men & 2 women).
  • Team Fee: $210
  • Women's Leisure: Mondays Women's Competitive: Wednesdays
  • Coed Leisure: Tuesdays Coed Competitive: Thursdays
  • League Games: March 25 - April 25 
  • Deadline: March 11
  • Location: Community Rec Center Gym Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Intro to Pickleball
Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. Improve your serve, ground strokes, backhand, overhead, dinks, lobs and drop shots through drills and playing games. All equipment is provided.
  • Dates: Every Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Fee: $20 per person
  • Location: CRC Gym or Outdoor courts
  • Call Doug at 305-304-3656 to schedule

Adult Summer Softball League -May-July
Summer Outdoor Soccer

Field House Programs 

Field House After School Programming! The Montrose County Re-1J School District 
and First Student are teaming up MRD to provide afterschool programming for 
3rd through 8th graders at the Montrose Field House. Bus services will be provided 
for elementary school students in the 3rd through 8th grades, with the exceptions 
of Pomona Elementary. The Field House will be offering admission to the indoor 
turf field from 3:45 - 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday for only $3.00. An After School 20  Punch Pass is also available for purchase for $50. This daily bus service will begin  on Tuesdays, Sept. 4th with the following bus schedule: Check with your school for a flyer with the Bus # and for release forms,

Elementary School Bus arrival Time at Field House - Wednesday early release approx. 1 hour earlier.

Cottonwood Elementary 3:45 p.m.   Bus # 31
Oak Grove Elementary 3:45 p.m.      Bus # 33
Johnson Elementary 3:45 p.m.         Bus # 29
children will be asked to sign in upon arrival, and sign out before leaving.

Drop In Activities for youth
Monday - Soccer
Tuesday - Flag Football
This is a fun after school program. Activities include dodgeball,
obstacle courses, floor hockey, team hand ball and more. Wacky Wednesday gives kids a fun and safe place to go on early release days. Get some exercise, learn a new game and have fun!
Thursday - Dodgeball

Stay sharp in the off season. This on going drop in program is great for rookies looking to build skills in the off season or for veterans to stay sharp. Equipment can be checked out for the entire indoor season for just $20
  • Cost: $3 
  • Day: Thursdays thru March
  • Time: Elementary 5:15-6:15 pm
  • Middle School Boys 6:15 -7:15 pm 
  • Girls 7:15 - 8:15 pm
  • High School Boys 8:15-9:15 pm

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Spring/Summer Hiking -  3501011

Enjoy outdoor Colorado year round. Wear good hiking boots, bring sunscreen and water. Dress in layers. Hikes will be rescheduled if there is adverse weather. Bring a sack lunch for all trips.

No Thoroughfare Canyon - Colorado National Monument

A maintained trail leads 2 miles in to a seasonal waterfall. A primitive route continues another mile to a second waterfall. 4 to 6 mi RT; moderate hike.

  • Date: Thursday, April 4
  • Time: 8:15 am - approx. 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $19 (bring a sack lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:00

Cultural Trips - 3501007

Montrose Music and Arts Tours plus Lunch at Gin and Ginger  Intrinzik, Montrose County Events Center & Magic Circle Players

First we tour Intrinzik, a live music venue that strives to incorporate the input of our community, artists and touring performers. Next we take a guided tour the 93,000 + sq ft Events Center and finish the
day with a behind the scenes tour of the Magic Circle Players.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23
  • Time: 9:45 a.m. - approx 2:45 p.m.
  • Fee: $15
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 am

TOURS - 3501024   

 Overnight Trip to Creede, CO

Creede, as it is today, evolved from a history rich in mining and scenic surroundings. Our trip includes an afternoon at the Creede Repertory Theater (CRT) where we will see Peter and the Star Catcher. We will take a tour of the Underground Mining Museum and explore down town to shop. You can take an optional gems scouting tour for an additional fee on the second day. We will stay at the Antlers Rio Grand Lodge.

  • Date: Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9 (tentative - dependent upon availability of rooms)
  • Time: Depart: 8:15 a.m.; Return: approx 4:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $210 per person (double occupancy) $290 (single occupancy)
  • Location: Meet at Public Works 1221 6450 Rd at 8:00 am
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15 (must reserve hotel rooms early)

Local Business Tours: Montrose Forest Products, Matthews Alpines, and Metaphorse

Did you ever wonder what happens to the Colorado beetle kill trees? Montrose Forest Products, the largest lumber mill in Colorado will show us. Wear closed toed shoes and pants and be prepared to walk a number of stairs. Matthews Alpines raise registered American Alpines Dairy goats and sells milk shares, soaps, lotions, farm fresh eggs and and more. Come see the baby goats! Metaphorse offers riding lessons, horsemanship, pony and unicorn parties, private trail rides and an equine experiential learning program.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 9
  • Time: 8:15 am - approx 1:00 pm
  • Fee: $15 (bring money for optional
  • lunch in Montrose upon tour
  • completion)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:00 am
Crawford Tours and Lunch in Crawford  The Lodge at Needle Rock and the Smith Fork Ranch

The Lodge at Needle Rock is a beautiful, log event and retreat  center. Rooms all have private baths as well as views of Needle
Rock and The West Elk Mountains. Smith Fork Ranch is an all-inclusive luxury guest ranch in Colorado featuring luxury cabins, five-star dining, horseback riding and fly fishing. We will tour these venues during their off season.

  • Date: Thursday, April 18
  • Time: 8:15 am - approx 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $21 (Bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am

Nucla/Naturita Area Tour
Leaders of the West End Economic Development Corporation  (WEEDC) are our guides on this tour. The High School, airport,
Collective Mine co-working space and museum are on the agenda for the day.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30
  • Time: 8:00 am - approx 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $26 (Bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am 
50+ Snowshoeing trip up Dave Wood Road

4 WHEEL DRIVE TOURS - 3501014  (see the Summer guide for Dates)

GAMBLING TRIPS - 3501010   (see the Summer guide for Dates)
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This is a Korean martial art that helps build confidence, balance, coordination, physical stamina and focus all while learning self-defense in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere! Students age 6 to adult. Veterans may attend for free. Master Ed Ulibarri is an instructor with 30+ years of teaching experience. Try one class for free to decide it it's right for you prior to registering.
  • Dates:
    • Session 1:  April 2-30
    • Session 2: May 2-30
    • Session 3: June 4-27
  • Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $35/session
  • Location:  Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza
HATHA YOGA LEVEL 1 - 1202009
Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy lives.  Yoga reduces stress and improves the health of mind and body.  All experience levels are welcome.  Age 14+ or by instructor approval. 
  • Session 1: April 9,16,23,30 
  • Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $11 Drop in or $36 for all sessions
  • Location:  Field House, Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave.) 
Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors is the perfect way to explore and experience the numerous benefits of Tai Chi no matter what shape you are in. This ancient, physical and meditative practice of the Yang style 24 posture form is designed to build strength, improve health and flexibility, reduce stress, increase energy flow throughout your whole body, promote health and relax your mind. These 8 easy-to-follow lessons teach Tai Chi postures with clear, step-by-step instructions. The routines are low impact with modifications taught for less flexible students. Gloria Verastegui will lead you through customized lessons ranging from 30 minutes to an hour with accompanied breathing exercises. This safe and effective program is
particularly designed for people age 55 and above.
  • Dates: Monday and Wednesdays April 15 - May 22
  • Time:  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee:  $112 per session or $11 Drop in
  • Location:  Field House Summit Room
  • Instructor:  Gloria Verastegul 
In this class, women will have the opportunity to learn ways  to defend themselves in different situations. Class will cover  techniques ranging from wrist grabs to ground defense. The  goal of this class is to help women feel more prepared for the  unimaginable and to become stronger mentally and physically.

  • Day: Wednesday 
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $30 for all 5 classes,No drop ins
  • Location: Montrose CRC Fit Zone
  • Instructor: Kailey Rivenburgh
  • Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Minimum - 5 participants Maximum - 15 participants Ages 14+

Beginning Spanish for Adults   -  Level A Greetings/Basics
This 6 week course for first-timers will teach greetings, numbers, months, days/dates and the basics of pronunciation. This is a fun,
hands-on experience focusing on listening and speaking skills . A variety of activities will engage all learning styles. Dare to learn another language! All materials provided.
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 9:30 - 10:45 am
  • Dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21,28, and June 4
  • Fee: $70
  • Location: Summit Room Field House 
  • Instructor: S. Escalera, Spanish Teacher, CDE licensed
Intermediate Spanish for Adults - Level E - Reading
This 6 week class will read and discuss a recognized literary work of Hispanic literature. Students with experience in Spanish will study new vocabulary and verb tenses as we enjoy a charming South American folk tale. All materials provided.
  • Day: Wednesdays 
  • Time: 9:00 - 10:15 am
  • Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5
  • Fee: $70
  • Location: Summit Room Field House 
  • Instructor: S. Escalera, Spanish Teacher, CDE licensed

Learn how to keep your bike in great working condition and how to fix the typical mechanical problems. Bring your own road or mountain bike and learn how to remove and re-attach wheels, fix flats, true a wheel, replace a chain, fix a dropped chain and much
more. Participants should bring a bike, rags, tire levers, spare tube, patch kit, spoke wrench, Allen wrenches 4, 5, 6 mm and a small
screwdriver. This class will be outdoors, so dress for the weather.

  • Date: Sunday, April 7 
  • Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Fee: $25
  • Location: McNeil Field
Former professional mountain bike racer, Laurie Brandt, will teach a coed mountain bike skills clinic for adults or kids 14-18 accompanied by an adult. This is for the beginner to intermediate rider who wants to learn how to execute skills correctly and
safely. We will cover balance drills, braking, cornering, climbing, descending, lifting front and rear wheels, bunny hop and wheelies, riding switchbacks, pedaling efficiency and picking a line. Bike must be in good working order and bring helmet, appropriate clothing for the weather, food and water.

  • Date: Sunday, April 7 
  • Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fee: $45
  • Location: McNeil Field
The Montrose High School Mountain Bike team and coaches are hosting a skill clinic for beginner to intermediate riders. Learn
how to execute skills correctly and safely. Also learn about how to become part of the MHS Mountain Bike Team. Bike must be
in good working order and bring helmet and water. A few loaner bikes will be available.

  • Session I: Sunday, April 14 
  • Session II: Saturday, April 20
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $30 Grades: 5th - 8th
  • Location: McNeil Field
Montrose County Public Health Announcement

Job Openings

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.    
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.  Please submit full application packet to tracie@montroserec.com.   Please email Tracie a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Community Rec. Center, 16350 Woodgate Road. 
Climbing Wall Attendant  
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of the climbing wall as well as basic wall and game room cleaning and maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required.  Please submit full application packet to ken
@montroserec.com.   Please email Ken 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
Youth Soccer and Baseball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training and uniforms.  Officials will referee games (4-14 years old).  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 Justin, Youth Sports Coordinator at justin@montroserec.com if you are interested.  Must be 14 years or older to apply.    
Custodial Attendant  
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 miguel@montroserec.com.  Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to miguel@montroserec.com 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. 
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  liz@montroserec.com .   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.  
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 are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to melissa@montroserec.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.   
Montrose Recreation District | 16350 Woodgate Road. | Montrose, Colorado 81401 | 970.249.7705 www.montroserec.com