The Summer 19' Guide is Here and Registration Began Monday April 1st at 6am!
It covers MRD services for April through July. The current Activity Guide is always available at
Be on the lookout for the Fall 19' Guide that will be mailed out at the end of July and cover activities for August 1 through November.
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! See the summer guide for more information on this latest improvement to District facilities.
- Summer is in Full Swing.
Programs are brimming including youth softball and baseball and adult softball, adult soccer, 50+ trips and swim lessons. The CRC is busy, as always, and the Field House & Outd
oor Pool offers a wealth of activity to keep kids happy all summer long. Click here to see the schedule.
Executive Director Ken Sherbenou Plans to Depart the District. See the full article below as well as the job notice at the bottom of the newsletter.
The Connect Trail Project Construction is Nearing the Halfway Point!
In partnership with the City of Montrose, and numerous other entities, this exciting 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.
for a video fly around showing the near complete northern section that'll be open at the end of the summer. You'll feel like Luke Skywalker attacking the Death Star. Thanks to local contractor Western Gravel, progress on the project has been significant. The southern section that connects to the CRC will be completed this fall!
Thanks for being a patron and supporter! Happy Summer!
-The MRD team
Above: This year we have 50 teams playing MRD Baseball and Softball! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteer coaches and sponsors for enabling another great season of playin' ball.
The solution to the summer heat: Fun in the water this summer at the Field House Outdoor Pool and at the CRC.
Above: FUN times at the MRD Summer enrichment and Camp 114.
Pickleballers loving the sunshine on the wonderful courts at the CRC.
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
for current pool hours.
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS at the FIELD HOUSE AND CRC
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.
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
. 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.
This class will teach basic to intermediate springboard skills. Students must be proficient in the water with Level 3 or equivalent swim skills.
- Days: Monday and Wednesday
- Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
- Dates: July 22, 24, 29, 31 and August 5, 7
- Fee: $60 for all sessions or $12 each night
- Instructors: Ryan and Nichole Cushenan (HS diving coaches)
American Red Cross 1st 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 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.
- Section 3 Summer:
- Thur. July 18 (This is a blended learning course)
- Register: By July 11
- Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Fee: $65
- Location: CRC Party Rooms
- Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Please check out the new pool schedule on page 28 of the Summer Activity Guide
By Recreation Manager Jeremy Master
There are many things that make a community strong. Pride is one of the starting points. We are all proud of something: yourself, your family, town, country, heritage, beliefs, etc. Wherever your pride lay, it has the power to do a lot of good for yourself and others. Used positively, the whole community can benefit.
When we feel good about something, it can help others feel the same. Our pride is absorbed by others. When this happens enough, the effects are magnified. Pride becomes the prevailing energy. Feeling good and caring become social norms. I have seen this manifested in so many ways here in Montrose. It is a pleasure to witness, experience, and partake in this positivity.
Every day I see folks enjoying the Recreation District's facilities and programs. I see examples of ingrained pride that bring me joy. I see the vast majority of MRD patrons from all age groups minding their trash, respecting rules and equipment, treating each other kindly, taking interest in the health of themselves and their family, and I see volunteer coaches modeling sportsmanship and teaching the value of hard work and commitment. Naturally, there are similar examples that extend far beyond MRD's walls and fields.
Just about every day, I feel the pride and goodness of others around me in Montrose.
Parents calmly teach their children etiquette in the aisles of the supermarket, students proudly wear their Indians gear around town, our streets are kept safe and clean, properties are generally well kempt, and there is a wide variety of civic organizations and social interest groups with which one can get involved. The effects of a prideful community spiral outwards and up. Our schools, workforce, business community, neighborhoods, health, and just about everything benefit. I have experience with the other side, where a community's lack of pride spirals inwards and down. Negativity infests every part of its identity, and spares little. I will spare you the specifics, but urge you to take a moment to imagine such a place. It is pretty rotten, indeed.
Is Montrose perfect? No. No place is perfect. But it sure is nothing like that place you may have just imagined. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, most of us know that. This beauty comes as much from within Montrose's residents as it does from our rivers, farms, canyons, mesas, and mountains. I am happy to live in a place where pride and goodness is the model; a place where people are proud of who they are, what they do, and where they live. It is a place where most of our neighbors, coworkers, cashiers, and kids are happy, too. Your pride and your smile have profound impacts on those around you and the community as a whole. Let them do their thing!
Thank you for making Montrose such a great place to live and work. I am so happy to live here, and proud to be here with all of you.
Tai Chi at the CRC
Beginning Tuesday, July 2nd, MRD will be offering Tai Chi with Gloria Verastegui on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm in the CRC Fit Zone Room. This class will take place in eight-week installments. Drop-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to attend all eight weeks in order to reap the most benefits. Class will be limited to the first 25 participants. Please sign-in on the signup sheet outside the Fit Zone 15 minutes prior to each class. 2019 class dates will be:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1:00pm - July 2nd - August 22nd (no class on Thurs. 7/4)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1:00pm - September 3rd - October 24th
- Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1:00pm - November 5th - December 19th (7-weeks due to Christmas holiday, no class on Thursday 11/28)
This class is included with admission to the CRC. Continuation of classes and 2020 dates will be dependent on participation rates.
Additional SilverSneakers® Yoga on Wednesdays
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our SilverSneakers® Yoga classes and the many requests of our SilverSneakers® Members, MRD has added an additional SilverSneakers® Yoga class to the Fit Zone schedule. This newest SilverSneakers® Yoga class meets at 1:15pm on Wednesdays in the CRC Fit Zone and will be taught on alternating Wednesdays by instructors Kate and Veronica. Get ready to move through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.
Glute Development Made Safer
The barbell hip thrust has become an increasingly popular exercise at fitness centers nationwide and at the CRC due to its ability to isolate the glutes like few other exercises can. This exercise is often incredibly unsafe, however, as it requires positioning a weighted barbell across the bones of the hips, aligning the upper back on the edge of a bench or plyo box, and attempting to maintain proper spinal alignment in an unsupported position. The slightest slip of the bench or uneven movement of the barbell could lead to severe spinal injury. Fortunately, MRD was able to acquire a Nautilus Glute Drive machine to make this movement much safer and enable the development of the important glute muscles that are commonly neglected in modern lifestyles. The Nautilus Glute Drive helps ensure proper mechanics, optimal load curve, and full spinal support while performing hip thrusts. Check out this newest addition to the CRC Fitness Area and give your glutes the attention and training they deserve.
Second City: July 1st at the Pavilion Presented by Weehawken
Come see where it all began on July 1st at Montrose Pavilion! Advance tickets available at https://sherbino.yapsody.com/event/index/318546/best-of-second-city-at-montrose-pavilion or in person at Montrose Pavilion 10 am to 1 pm, or by phone at (970) 318-1050. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission or $31-$35 for reserved section seats. General admission seats will be available at the door for $30. Box office and cash bar open at 6 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm and show begins at 7
CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP
Each camp will feature the 1000 Touches Curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve individual control, footskills, fakes, moves and core techniques. These camps are packed with fun and led by an excellent team of British soccer coaches. Please register online at challengersports.com
- Register by June 13th to receive a FREE jersey
- Dates: July 15 - 19
- Times: Morning and afternoon sessions available
- Location: Cerise Park
- Fee: varies by camp, go online to challengersports.com
Youth Appreciation Day August 17th
Adult Sports Programs
3 v 3 Basketball League
Men's and Coed adult teams register today for this fun league. Teams will play league games followed by an end of season tournament.
- Dates: Thursdays July 11 - August 15th
- Fee: $100 per team
- Times: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
- Registration Deadline: June 29th
1st Annual Hot SHOTS softball tournament - ONE pitch
- Dates: July 19-21
- Fee: $165 with 4 games guaranteed
- Camping allowed at the fields
- 30 minute games
- Proceeds go to the Connor Imus scholarship Fund
Contact Arron Cowin at 970-312-5262 or Wade at 970-901-6186 for more information.
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
UPCOMING ADULT SPORTS
Co-ed Kickball (Fall 2019)
3v3 Basketball (July)
Adult Flag Football (Fall 2019)
6v6 Adult Volleyball (Fall 2019)
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.
Lily Pond Trail-Crested Butte
Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado. This is an easy hike traveling through wildflower meadows surrounding a pristine
lake with lily pads. 4 miles RT; 551' elevation gain
- Date: Tuesday, July 9
- Time: 7:45 am - approx. 5:00 pm
- Fee: $19 (bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 am
Cultural Trips - 3501007
Winery Tour: New locations! Desert Sun Vineyards, Mesa Park Vineyards, Restoration Vineyards and Debeques Canyon Winery
- Date: Tuesday, June 18 or July 30 (same Tour)
- Time: 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
- Fee: $30 includes tasting fees (bring a sack lunch and $ for purchases)
- Meet at the Senior Center at 8:00 am
TOURS - 3501024
WATER ADVENTURES - 3501025
NEW! Jet Boat Colorado - Custom Tour for Our Group
Step aboard the jet boat, Wild Mustang, and hold on! A boat tour like no other,
part rafting, part rodeo, and part race car, this is the adrenaline junkie's dream
ride. Your expert driver will put Wild Mustang through its paces with power
slides, fish tales, speed runs and the famous 'Cowboy Spin'. The throttle will be
let off just long enough to enjoy scenic points of interest and a few stories.
Only guests in good health should participate. Jet Boat tours can create forces that may not
be appropriate for some. Do not ride if you have any medical/health conditions, have had any
recent surgeries, or are in poor physical condition.
- Date: Thursday, July 18 (must have 10 for trip to run)
- Time: TBD -
- Meet at Senior Center
- Fee: $79/person (bring money for lunch)
- Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22 (must make reservation early to hold this date)
4 WHEEL DRIVE TOURS - 3501014
Imogene Loop - Mining Ruins, Waterfalls and Wildflowers!
Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours is our guide taking us part way up
Imogene Pass and then across the logging road over to Yankee
Boy or Governor's Basin (depending on where the best wildflowers are). The elevation will reach up to 12,000 ft and these
are rough roads. Take this into consideration when registering.
- Date: Tuesday, July 23 Time: 8:00 am - approx. 3:30 pm
- Fee: $82 (includes 4 hour guided
- Registration Deadline: tour and guide gratuity May 6
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 AM
NEW LOCATION! Silver Basin
Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours is our guide on this somewhat rugged
4 hour tour. Enjoy multiple lakes, waterfalls and terrific wildflowers.
There is one tough section and this trip can be made if the road conditions allow. Our guides will alter the tour if needed. The elevation will reach up to 12,000 ft and these are rough roads. Take this into consideration when registering.
- Date: Thurs, August 1 Time: 8:00 am - approx. 3:30 pm
- Fee: $82 (includes 4 hour guided tour and guide gratuity)
- Registration Deadline:May 6
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 AM
See the Images below to see all of the 50+ Wellness and Activities programs or click on this link to view the SUMMER activity guide
Montrose County Public Health Announcement
Executive Director Job Notice
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Executive Director position. The position
performs executive level duties as related to the planning, organizing and direction of the recreation facilities, programs and services of the MRD, a title 32 special district. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive system of recreational services to build community and quality of life for residents of the District. This position is the Chief Administrator of the District and works in every area of the organization as needed.
Externally, this includes building partnerships, overseeing a robust marketing and public information effort and facilitating community engagement and big picture planning to further progress the District. Internally, this involves overseeing the various program areas, the maintenance and operation of numerous indoor and outdoor facilities and leading a team of dynamic and committed core staff members. The Executive Director is heavily involved in finance, human resources, facilitating organizational buy-in knowledge and proficiency, customer service, outreach, marketing, operations, planning, risk-management, partnership cultivation, grant writing and fundraising, project management, consultant mobilization and anything and everything that improves the District's ability to serve the community. This position oversees the multi-faceted operations of the District's indoor and outdoor facilities, including the Community Recreation Center (CRC), Field House & Outdoor Pool, McNeil Office / Fields, Ute Park and Holly Park complexes and all related ancillary amenities.
This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time, as MRD opened the CRC and the Montrose Field House to better serve Montrose in 2017. The CRC is an 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, which provides something for every age and numerous interests. Additionally, in 2019, the Connect Trail project will be complete. This will connect Montrose from the Justice Center and the Colorado Outdoors Development on the north all the way south to the CRC. Also, this position will oversee successful completion of the Holly Park Renovation project, which is being completed in tandem with the City of Montrose's reconstruction of adjacent Riverbottom Drive. MRD is a dynamic organization that has been increasing its level of service every year. The selected candidate will be centrally involved in helping continue to maximize the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life.
Position Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and a driver's license are required. Also, candidates must possess a minimum of eight (8) years of recreation experience including five (5) years of supervisory experience.
The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, managerial, analytical, communication, organizational, writing and customer service skills, and be able to contribute strongly to fulfilling the MRD's essential role in the community. In addition to the above stated requirements, strong candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in public administration, recreation management, sports management, exercise science and/or business marketing. Other preferred qualifications are Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) and a Master's Degree.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 26, 2019 at 3 p.m.
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Posting: June 28, 2019. Application Review: July 31, 2019
Projected Interviews: Week of Aug. 12th or 19th.
Projected Start Date: Late August / September
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at
under 'employment'. Please submit the completed application, resume and cover letter via workbright, which is linked from the Montrose Rec. District website.
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Maintenance Supervisor position to provide exceptional maintenance of the facilities managed and operated by the Montrose Recreation District for the benefit of the Montrose community. This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time; MRD opened the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in January 2017 and also the Field House opened in November 2017! Additionally, the Connect Trail project is currently being built, which will connect Montrose from the Justice Center and the Colorado Outdoors Development to the north all the way south to the CRC. Lastly, this capital project will be followed by another: the Holly Park & Riverbottom Drive Renovation project.
MRD is a dynamic organization that has been increasing its level of service. The selected candidate will be centrally involved in helping us continue to maximize the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life. The position includes indoor and outdoor maintenance of district facilities including over 40 acres of active turf as well as over 100,000 square feet of indoor facility. This Maintenance Supervisor position typically works Monday through Friday, 6am to 230pm, and will work primarily out of the Community Recreation Center. This is a core staff member and 3/4 time position that includes health and dental, PERA retirement saving, a family pass and PTO.
Position Qualifications include: A minimum of 1 year of maintenance experience plus a high school diploma or equivalent.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1 at 3pm
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Post Job Listing: June 27.
Application Review: August 6-7
Interview Day: August 19th (strong candidates should plan on being in Montrose
on this day for an interview)
Projected Start Date: Late August
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at www.montroserec.com under 'employment'. Please submit completed application, resume and cover letter via workbright, which is linked from the Montrose Rec. District website.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
. 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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to email@example.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
. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.