See the current activity guide at
for the full menu of recreational services we offer.
The Winter-Spring guide covers programs through March. The Summer guide will be mailed by April 1st, with registration starting that day at 6am. It will cover MRD services for April through July.
- The Connect Trail Project has Broken Ground and Construction is Underway! The connecting the people to their parks and recreation trail expansion project broke ground last month and 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 a video of construction from mid February!
- Expanded Parking at the CRC for those needing closer parking. In response to patron feedback, MRD will be adding 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. See the sign below in the photo gallery.
The Renovation of Holly Park is Nearing!
In addition to a $500,000 Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant for the overall project, we are also pursuing a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to enable the renovation of Holly Park and the widen Riverbottom Drive. Grant decisions will be announced in early March. 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 $12.5K thus far! If you would like to contribute, you can do so at the CRC front desk or by clicking here to link to
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!
|Biddie Basketball-Future Ballers
||Dunk Contest Winner (Christian) Top
Free Throw Winners (Tayne and Joe) Middle
Half Court Shot Winner (Joe) Bottom
|2019 MRD High School Dunk Competition
Thursday nights "WOW" Women on the WALL
MRD Staff having some fun for Valentines Day and a staff Chili cook off
Come check out the Book Mobile Wednesdays for Early release school days 2:00-3:30
The NEW designated parking spots to the East and West of the Handicap parking spaces for those patrons who need to park closer.
50+ Adventures on a recent Snowshoe trip at Cerro Summit and Top of the Pines
Change-It can be tough or it can end up being a good thing. Having Cosme Sisneros move on to retirement after 43 dedicated years with Montrose Recreation District is huge. However, we will survive and we will move forward in style.
We welcome Jeremy Master to Montrose and to Montrose Recreation District as the new Recreation Manager. I look forward to meeting and hearing new thoughts and ideas on programs, community partnerships, activities and events. Jeremy has lived in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Alaska and most recently, Nevada. According to his resume', several hobbies that he enjoys are exploring, traveling and cooking.
As a previous Parks and Recreation Director, a few of his many skill sets include: Developing, organizing and maintaining programs and services, budgeting, creating and developing partnerships with private and public entities, and hiring, supervising and training staff. His education was a Master of Education in Recreation Management at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. We welcome him.
I heard several grumbles recently from friends and patrons about having to search for a parking spot at the CRC. Talk about a good problem to have. WOW! I tried not to smile. We like that kind of "problem". However, to help them out, I suggested parking in the additional parking lots on the west and north sides of the center. There usually is room there.
Also, another "issue" that has come to our attention is that the popular Body Sculpting class has morphed in size to 70 participants, with mats and equipment packed into only the north court. As of April 1, 2019, Body Sculpting will include the north and middle courts to accommodate the largest Fit Zone class. After assessing this growing issue, Executive Director, Ken Sherbenou, emailed a letter explaining the necessary change for safety and patron experience to all Pickleball players to go from 4 indoor courts to 3 courts in the south gym from 9:15-10:45 on Mondays and Fridays. All other times remain the same. Weather permitting; improvements to the 6 outdoor Pickleball courts will be completed by April 1, 2019, so that they can be opened.
In each new activity guide (3/ year), schedules are adjusted in many parts of the center to better meet the needs of the community and to reflect programming and seasonal changes.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm! I know that the more time I spend in the Rec, the more I love it! I hope you do too.
Kylee Smith, MRD Board of Director
On March 13 and 14, as the culmination of an 8 week homeschool theatre class with a focus on "Literacy and Self Esteem Through Theatre", we present "The Hobbit",a theatrical adaptation of the classic children's literary tale from J. R. R. Tolkien. Featuring Montrose area students and under the direction of Kathleen O'Mara, you are invited to watch this tale come to life at 1 pm on March 13 and 14.
On March 15 and 16, Weehawken Royal Actors after school theatre group presents "The Jungle Book", adapted from the beloved Rudyard Kipling story. Local youth performers will bring the dynamic and colorful characters to life on stage as the culmination of an 8 week camp. This show will be performed on March 15 at 6:30 pm and March 16 at 4 pm.
All performances will take place in the Summit Room of MRD Field House (25 Colorado Ave), and entry will be by donation. Both shows are sure to entertain all ages.
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
for current pool hours.
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.
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 - Johnson Elem.
February 27 - April 3 Registration forms were handed out at the school. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 3: Thursday, March 14th (This is a Blended learning course)
- Register: By March 4th
- Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Fee: $65
- Location: CRC Party Rooms
- Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
This course provides swim lesson instructor candidates the training
needed to teach children and adults how to swim. Participants
develop their understanding of how to use the course materials,
how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate the progress
*Must be 16 years or older.
- Class Dates: Wednesdays, Mar.6,13,27,and Apr.3,10
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Co-Teaching Dates: Mar.12,14,26,28,and Apr.2,4,9,11.
Time: 5:15 - 7:45 p.m.
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.
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
Evening CRC Users - MRD Fit Zone 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 and 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
to let us know how we can better serve you and the community!
KiMudo extended through June and at an earlier time
If you have not gotten to try KiMudo yet, now is your chance. We are extending KiMudo through June and will be offering it at an earlier time. Beginning Monday March 18th, KiMudo will be offered on Monday's at 5:45pm through the month of June. All skill and fitness levels are welcome and you do not need to have a background in Martial Arts to participate. KiMudo is a Korean Martial Art that is designed to be practical, versatile, and effective. It encourages people to realize their potential both physically and mentally. It is also a great way to begin learning self-defense techniques in a pressure free environment.
CardioWave Floating Fitness Classes Coming Soon!
Beginning Thursday April 11 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 on 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. Currently the classes require registration at the CRC front desk, but stay tuned as we are working to provide a way to reserve a board online in a similar fashion to reserving a racquetball court. For more information about GlideFit and CardioWave, visit
at the Field House
- Middle and High School Girls 7:15 - 8:15 PM
- High School Boys 8:15 - 9:15 PM
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES
The numbers for this program have been increasing each year thanks to
great volunteer coaches! Teams will again practice twice a week and play
a total of six matches on Friday evenings throughout the season. This is a
great way for kids to learn the fundamentals of this exciting game while
exercising with friends and teammates!
- Divisions:5 & 6 Grade Girls, 7 & 8 Grade Girls, Middle School Boys (NEW!)
- Registration Deadline: March 4th
- Coaches Meeting: March 7 @ 7 pm at CRC
- Fee: $40 (jersey rental included)
- Practices: Mondays & Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 or 6:45
- Games: Friday nights at the CRC
- Practice begins: March 11
- Season Ends: April 19
SPRING YOUTH SOCCER
Soccer is a fun way for kids to get off the couch, meet new friends and
stay in shape! Our great volunteer coaches make this program a blast for
both the kids and the parents. All participants are required to wear shin
guards and the MRD jersey on games days. These can be purchased for
$24 at the MRD Recreation Center and can be worn for many seasons.
Volunteer coaches make the program possible; we need more coaches!
- Divisions:5YO-Kinder Coed, 1st & 2nd Boys, 1st & 2nd Girls, 3-4 Girls, 3-4 Boys, 5-6 Girls, 5-6 Boys, 7-8 Coed
- Registration Deadline: Monday, March 18
- Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm at Field House
- Fee: $40 Practices: Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs at 5:30
- Games: Thursdays evening or Saturday mornings
- Location: McNeil & Cerise Parks
- Practice begins: Monday, April 1
- Season Ends: Saturday, May 18
YOUTH LACROSSE TEAMS -
Come see why non-stop action and speed make this the fastest game
on two feet! MRD has equipment to lend players on a first registered
first served basis. All teams will travel to games and tournaments across
the Western Slope.
- Divisions:1-2 Grade, 3-4 Grade, 5-6 Grade, 7-8 Grade
- Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 13
- Fee: $50 Practices: 2-3 weeknights per week
- Games: Saturdays & Sundays
- Practice begins: Monday,March 25
- Season Ends: Sunday, May 19
- Look for the Summer Guide in your mailbox in late March
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.
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
Adult Summer Softball League -May-July
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.
The Old Kiln Trail plus the Mica Mine Trail
Local favorites leading to a lime kiln and old mica mine. ~4 miles - easy.
- Date: Tuesday, March 5th
- Time: 8:30 a.m. - approx. 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.
- Fee: $19 (bring a sack lunch)
Cultural Trips - 1501007 See Summer Guide
TOURS - 1501024 See Summer Guide
SNOWSHOEING - 1501022
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, Mar. 12
- Time: 8:30 a.m. - approx. 3:00 p.m.
- Fee: $19 (bring your own snowshoes, bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.
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
Lead Customer Service Representative (CSR)
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Lead Customer Service Representative (CSR) position to provide exceptional customer out of the facilities 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, in 2019, the Connect Trail project will be 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 will likely be followed by 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. This position is
responsible for providing high quality customer service including serving as district receptionist and performing other duties as assigned such as weekly program, attendance, revenue and scholarship reports. This position is a benefited 3/4 position where hours will range from 30 to 40 per week. This position provides effective customer service, administers program and pass registration, ensures the part-time CSRs have the support they need and positively represent the district in all aspects of public contact through the main registration facility, the Community Recreation Center (CRC).
This is a core staff member position with a wage of
$12.50-$14.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Compensation in addition to the hourly wage includes 75% health-life benefits of a full time employee plus paid time off (PTO) and a family membership to the Community Recreation Center. MRD offers an excellent health insurance plan, PERA retirement savings (13.7% of wage) and other benefits.
Montrose is an up-and-coming, small, yet growing, western slope community complete with a tremendous quality of life, amazing access to outdoor (and now indoor) recreational amenities and an affordable cost of living. For example, the median home in Montrose is $236,900, compared to Denver, the median home is $416,100 (www.zillow.com, August 2018). EOE.
Position Qualifications include:
A minimum of two years administrative experience for a public, private, and/or non-profit organization, preferred.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1 at 3pm
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Post Job Listing: Feb. 28.
Application Review: April 3-4
Interview Day: April 11th (strong candidates should plan on being in Montrose
on this day for an interview)
Projected Start Date: April 22
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
email@example.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.
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 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.