The MRD is here to help you be your best in 2019 and beyond!
See the current activity guide at
for the full menu of recreational services we offer. Start your new year off on the right foot by resolving to visit us often, for a happier and healthier you! Speaking of, join our Commit to Live Fit Challenge for support in achieving your fitness goals. The registration deadline is January 10th! Call us at 249.7705 or see below for more information. Happy New You!
Zumba® Dance Party and Fundraiser - Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00pm
Will Montrose have a long winter or an early spring? This Groundhog's Day, it won't matter as the Montrose CRC is set to party and dance from 6:00pm to close. Come to the CRC gymnasium and lose yourself in the music and join our instructors as we imagine dancing away some warm Latin American nights. This year's Zumba® party is included with admission to the CRC. If you are an annual pass holder or purchase a day pass, you are welcome to the party! Additional donations will be accepted on behalf of the Montrose Recreation Foundation's Youth & Senior Recreation Scholarship Fund. Come party the night away and contribute to providing recreation opportunities for youths and seniors in the community. All ages and dance skill levels are welcome. Please note that the CRC gymnasium will be closed to court activities during this time. See you there!!!
The MRD 2019 Budget has been approved!
The MRD staff diligently worked to assemble the 2019 budget and it been approved by the MRD Board of Directors. This budget will guide the operation of the District for another year as we deliver public recreation services to better the quality of life in Montrose. To view the 2019 and past budgets,
Friendly Reminder to Lock Your Car and Lock Personal Belongings. We pride ourselves on the CRC being a safe place where personal property is respected. Staff are strongly present throughout the building and we
always have a Manager on Duty (MOD). Among many other things, the MOD monitors the 40+ cameras inside and outside of the CRC. Despite this continual effort, thefts occasionally occur. Thankfully, most are caught on tape and referred to Police. Please help us prevent such incidents by always locking your car and always securing your personal belongings.
After 43 Years of Service, the Renovation of Holly Park is on the Horizon!
In addition to Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant, we are also pursuing a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to enable the renovation of Holly Park and the widen Riverbottom Drive. Please see below in the photo gallery to see the site plan for a renovated H
olly Park. The Montrose Rec. Foundation has committed to a $25K local fundraising goal, which we hope to leverage by bringing in the large grants described above. The MRF has currently raised $11K thus far! If you would like to contribute, you can do so at the CRC front desk or by clicking here to link to information on the Montrose Recreation Foundation.
- You Asked! We listened. Beginning with the New Year, the CRC will now be open earlier 6 days per week. This was one of the most frequently heard sentiments in the CRC Patron Survey that garnered over 800 responses. We are excited to be offering more time for you to use and enjoy YOUR Recreation Center!
- Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM. The Pools will close at 8:00 PM
- Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The Pools will close at 7:30 PM
- Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The Pools will close at 5:30 PM
- The Connect Trail Project Work is Progressing. Over the past several weeks and in the coming weeks, new amenities are being added in front of the CRC. This includes a trail map kiosk, a new picnic table, bike parking, and a sandblasted monument sign. This sign will show the direct connection that will soon happen from the CRC to the Justice Center on trail almost entirely separated from vehicles. Click here to see this sign and direct route. See below in the photo gallery for a picture of the actual flagstone to be sandblasted. Construction will be mobilizing in a matter of weeks as the lead in the project, the City of Montrose, has approved a construction contract with Western Gravel. This local firm will construct the new 2.25 miles of trail and our community's first two bike/pedestrian underpasses. The trail is scheduled to be open by the end of this year!
- Do you have a question and are unsure on who to contact? Click on the person's name for their email link.
For immediate assistance, please call the CRC front desk at 970-249-7705 during operating hours.
Coz Sisneros, Recreation Programs and Operations Manager, retires at the of this month. After 43 years of dedicated service to the MRD and the community we serve, Coz is set to retire at the end of this month, Jan. 31. See page 5 of the Winter-Spring guide for a heart-felt Reflections, Memories and Farewall from Coz. Thank you Coz for your amazing contribution that has bettered the quality of life in Montrose!
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!
Happy New Year! It'll be another great one for Montrose.
-The MRD team
1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Clinic
Santa Visits the CRC!
We had over 100 visitors come to take their pictures with Santa on December 12th at the CRC. In the spirit of the holidays, we collected 3 HUGE boxes of non-perishable food donations for Sharing Ministries. The pictures below show the 3 lucky winners of 3 month passes to the CRC from Santa! Look carefully...you might just see Santa again at the CRC!
Winter Break at the Field House
Volunteer Recognition for Service on the
Montrose Recreation Foundation (MRF) Board 2012-1018
Pictured below L to R: Ken Sherbenou (MRD ED), amazing volunteers, community leaders and MRF Founding Board Members Suzi King and Ellen Angeles, Amy Warthen (MRD Board Member and MRF Board President) and
Jason Ullmann (MRD Board President)
Holly Park and Riverbottom Drive Site Plan
The MRD and the City hope to build this plan in 2019. This is dependent on grant funding from the Department of Local Affairs, Great Outdoors Colorado and local fund-raising conducted by the Montrose Rec. Foundation
Connect Trail Sign Soon to Be Engraved with the
New Trail Alignment
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
for current pool hours.
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.
FEE: $25 per night
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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 - Oak Grove Elem.
January 23- February 20th Registration forms were handed out at the school. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com for more information.
SWIM LESSONS- Next Session begins in January
All swim courses and instructors are certifed by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specifc 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 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 I: Thursday Jan. 24th (This is a Blended learning course)
- Register: By January 14th
- Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Fee: $65
- Location: CRC Party Rooms
- Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
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
Commit to Live Fit New Year's Challenge - Registration Ending 1/10
Be sure to register for MRD's Commit to Live Fit New Year's Challenge by January 10th. The challenge
is intended to help push you towards your 2019 fitness goals by helping you stay active throughout the winter and helping you create positive lifestyle habits that will carry you through 2019.
Entries for prizes will be awarded for coming to the CRC to exercise as well as other fitness challenges including class participation, distance challenges, and bringing friends to the CRC. For full program details and a list of prizes, grab a handout from the CRC front desk.
Class Participation Limits
Please be aware that as cold weather, short days, and New Year's Resolutions bring participants to the CRC, we expect Fit Zone class participation numbers to increase. This means that due to fire code, equipment limitations, and safety considerations we have to limit class sizes and may have to deny entry to some participants. For classes that are nearing or meeting participation limits, we will have signup sheets outside of the Fit Zone entrance 15-minutes prior to the beginning of class. Please make sure that you put your name on this signup sheet to be guaranteed a place in class. If the signup sheet is full, please accept our apologies and utilize other areas of the CRC. We value all of our class participants and hate to turn anyone away, but are committed to participant safety and following occupancy limits. Please see page 15 in the Winter/Spring Activity Guide for class descriptions and class size limits.
New Fit Zone Class Beginning Monday 1/7 at 7:00pm
Beginning Monday, January 7th, we will be offering a new Fit Zone class at 7:00pm. The class will take place Monday nights from January 7th through the end of March and is a Korean martial art called KiMudo. KiMudo incorporates elements of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Judo. It is designed to be practical, versatile, and effective at a variety of different ranges and in a variety of different situations. KiMudo is more than just an effective system of self-defense; it is a martial art that encourages students to realize their own potential, both physically and mentally. All fitness levels are welcome and a background in martial arts is not required. The class is included with an annual pass or day pass to the CRC.
TEEN NIGHT -Winter Wonderland
Saturday, February 23rd
8:30 - 10:30 PM
9-12th grade students (bring your school ID)
Climbing Wall events
Come out and enjoy some great opportunities to hone and enhance your climbing skills on the awesome wall at the CRC.
- Middle and High School Girls 7:15 - 8:15 PM
- High School Boys 8:15 - 9:15 PM
Free competition sponsored by the Denver Nuggets. Come show off your
skills and see how you rate among other kids in your age group. Athletes
will compete in shooting passing and dribbling competitions. Boys and
girls compete separately. Register at the event!
- Division: 6 to 14 years old
- Date: Saturday, January 19th
- Time: Starts at 1:00 PM register at 12:00
This is a coed clinic open to all 5 year old's through kindergartners. It is a fun and exciting way to introduce young kids to the game of basketball! We use smaller basketball and shorter baskets to make this clinic perfect for younger kids.
- Divisions: 5 Years Old to Kindergarten
- Registration Deadline: Monday, Jan. 7th
- Fee: $26 Times: 4:30 to 5:30
- Location: Montrose Community Rec Center
- Session I: Tuesdays, Jan 15-29
- Session II: Wednesdays Jan 16-30
- See the Winter/Spring Guide
Biddee Basketball Clinic - Register by Jan 7
Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge FREE Saturday, Jan 19.
Youth Volleyball - March
Spring Youth Soccer - March
Youth LAX - March
Adult Sports Programs
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
Ultimate Frisbee at the Field House - Drop In
Come in and play twice per week! Keep fit and your skill level up during the cold Winter months.
- Thursday 9:15-10:15 PM
- Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM
UPCOMING ADULT SPORTS
Adult Spring Softball League - March
Adult Volleyball - March
Holiday Lights and Dinner at Rib City - 1501012
- Date: Tuesday, December 18
- Time: 5:00 p.m. - approx. 8:00 p.m.
- Location: Meet at 4:45 p.m. at the Senior Center
- Fee: $27
Winter Hiking - 1501011
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.
Miramonte Rim Trail - Part of the Tabeguache Lunch Loop Trail system. 4.3 miles (moderate) (Tentative)
- Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - approx. 3:30 p.m.
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.
- Fee: $19 (bring a sack lunch)
Cultural Trips - 1501007
Adriana Lecouvreur - The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD - Regal Canyon View Stadium 14 Grand Junction
Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea. Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on the title role of the real-life French
actress who dazzled the 18th century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as
Adrian's lover, Maurizio.
- Date: Saturday, Jan 12
- Time: 9:00 am - approximately 5:30 pm
- Fee: $37 (bring money for lunch)
- Location: Meet at Field House 8:45
Carmen The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD - Regal Canyon View Stadium 14 Grand Junction
Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges
Bizet. Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine reprises her remarkable
portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover. The opera is written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue. It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen.
- Date: Saturday, Feb 2
- Time: 9:00 am - approximately 5:30 pm
- Fee: $37 (bring money for lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Field House at 8:45 am
TOURS - 1501024
Montrose Business Tours plus lunch at Colorado Boy
Love to fly fish? We tour the Ross Reels/Abel Reels manufacturing
facility. Abel reels showcases beautiful hand painted fishing
reels. Next we will tour the Colorado Outdoors Development,
a 164 acre business park, where Mayfly Outdoors will be the
anchor tenant. In the afternoon, we will tour Atlantic Aviation
which is beautifully appointed in Colorado Lodge Style. This fixed
base operator provides fueling, aeronautical services and many
other amenities for customers at the Montrose Airport.
- Date: Tuesday, Jan 15(tentative based on completion of Mayfly Outdoors facility)
- Time: 9:45 am - approximately 2:30 pm
- Fee: $15
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 am
Ouray Ice Climbing Festival, Tour of the Ouray Alchemist
Museum and Lunch in Ouray
We begin our day with a tour of the Ouray Alchemist Museum.
This extensive collection has artifacts dating back to
the 16th and 17th centuries - even to as early as 350 BC! You
will get an entertaining and educational tour from Curt, the
owner. We will then go to the ice park to view the ice climbing
festival and to tour the vendors at the festival. Following
the festival, we will have lunch in Ouray.
- Date: Saturday, Jan 26
- Time: 8:45 a.m. - approx. 3:00 p.m.
- Fee: $26 (includes museum entry fee)
- Location: Meet at the Field House at 8:30 a.m.
Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley
This fun food event is United Way's signature annual fundraiser.
It is the biggest and tastiest food festival in town! People
can vote for their favorites in this head-to-head competition
among local restaurants, caterers, grocers and more. There
will be a Half Price Gift Card Sale for a variety of restaurants.
Come hungry - leave satisfied!
- Date: Monday, Feb 4
- Time: 3:00 - approx. 7:30 p.m.
- Fee: $29
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 2:45 p.m.
Few recreational activities are as easy to learn and as much
fun as snowshoeing. We will snowshoe on the following dates,
weather permitting, and will reschedule if necessary. Dress in
layers, wear sunscreen and bring a sack lunch. Must provide
your own snowshoes. You can rent them through The Great Outdoors
for $15. Contact Cindy at 252-4884 with questions. Locations
are subject to change based on weather/snow conditions.
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22
- Time: 9:15 a.m. - approx. 2:00 p.m.
- Fee: $19 (bring your own snowshoes, bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m.
Top of the Pines
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19
- Time: 9:15 a.m. - approx. 2:00 p.m.
- Fee: $19 (bring your own snowshoes, bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m.
NEW! Learn to Cross Country Ski
Cross country skiing is fun, safe, and it's easy to learn or to
improve your existing skills with professional instruction. The
Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) is providing this clinic
for beginners and for those new to the sport who want to
improve their technique (not advanced skiiers). They group 6
- 8 skiers of similar ability with one instructor to allow for an
optimal learning experience. Must provide your own skis. You
can rent skis locally from The Great Outdoors for $18.
- Date: Thursday, Jan 31
- Time: 8:30 am - Approximately 4:00 pm
- Fee: $55 (bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 am
See the Images below to see all of the 50+ Wellness and Activities programs or click on this link to view the Winter/Spring activity guide
Montrose County Public Health Announcement
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 Basketball 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
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.