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The Summer Activity Guide Is the Best Way For You to Figure Out How to Plug-In and Take Advantage of MRD Services! You can see the guide right now at
www.montroserec.com. The current activity guide is always available at our website, 24/7, 365/year, as well as online registration.
The Summer Guide covers April, May, June and July.
The Bill to Reauthorize Lottery Proceeds for Parks and Recreation Until 2049 Has Passed the General Assembly and is Headed to the Governor's Desk for Signature.
Montrose had a big impact in helping this important outcome that will enable funding for another 25 years for future Montrose parks, school playgrounds, trails and recreation projects like the CRC Outdoor Pool (so long as we put forth a compelling case for funding). Senator Don Coram was a co-sponsor of the bill and he and Representative Catlin both voted yes for re-authorization. Also, endorsement from the School District, Montrose County, the MRD and the City of Montrose, as well as support from the Montrose Daily Press Editorial Board, all helped the cause.
to see resolutions urging re-authorization from the City, County, the MRD and the Montrose County School District. THANK YOU ALL!
Large School Groups are Visiting the CRC as Spring Begins!
End of the year and completion of testing celebrations are happening at the CRC this spring. Please
to view the UPDATED schedule of large school groups. We welcome the the many school groups from across the region and hope they have a great time. We also make sure these youth understand that many other users are also in the CRC as the same time and we expect all to be respectful users of everyone's facilities. The group that earns the most votes from MRD staff as the best citizens of their CRC will earn a free day pass for everyone in the school! Please share with us if you have vote either way!
- MRD is Partnering with Tri-County Health Network to Offer FREE Health Screenings at the CRC.
Every Thursday, starting May 24th, Tri-County Health's Community Health Worker Darlene will be doing FREE health screenings. These will take place in the Child Watch area when Child Watch is closed (Child Watch hours are 8am to 12pm and 4pm to 8pm M-F and Sat. 9am to 12pm). Screenings will be from 1230pm to 3pm to anyone in the community. Like the lobby and the indoor playground, admission to the CRC is not required as this area is before Control and the Front Desk.
MRD's Largest Adult Program, Adult Softball, Begins Shortly! The Registration Deadline is Here; Get Your Team Signed Up ASAP To Play and Officially Welcome Spring.
We offer Men's Leisure, Men's Competitive, Coed Leisure, Legends League (40+), and Coed Competitive, all of which come with a guarantee of 14 games. New scoreboards were recently installed, the concession's building was repaired and the grass is greening up! Come join in with America's past time re-live your little league glory days. Questions, please contact Adult Recreation Coordinator Wade Ploussard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 249.7705.
Come Visit Your Montrose Field House and Outdoor Pool: It Is Just As Awesome As Your CRC!
For the field area, league and drop-in programs for youth and adults are in full swing this Spring. See page 20 of the Summer guide to see the schedule, which may also be viewed below. For the latest, visit us on facebook by
and Like the MRD Field House page. This will give you the most current information on your Field House. For the multipurpose space in the Apex & Omni rooms, join Weehawken for one of their many cultural arts programs. For rental of the summit room, email Matt Imus, Field House Facility Supervisor, at email@example.com. Finally, join us this summer for the re-opening of the OUTDOOR POOL on May 25th! This facility has amenities unique to Montrose (and Delta, for that matter) including an outdoor pool patio, outdoor slide and outdoor spash pad. It opens on Memorial Day, which is only one short month away!
Do YOU Have a Passion for Aqua Aerobics! We are looking for Aqua Aerobics Instructors to teach classes. For the person excited about helping others find and sustain fitness through water exercise, MRD will support your securing of the Water Fitness Instructor certification. If interested, please contact Liz Gracesun, Aquatic Coordinator, at 249.7705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Summer Guide):
Adult Softball League:
registration deadline: NOW!
American Rec Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning Class: Registration Deadline of May 9th.
Summer T Ball League:
registration deadline of May 21st.
Youth Baseball and Softball:
registration deadline May 21st.
- The Field House Outdoor Pool Reopens May 25th!
- Memorial Day Hours for the CRC: 5:45am to 4pm
Youth Baseball and Softball Sponsor:
registration deadline June 4.
Fall Youth Soccer:
registration deadline August 20.
: deadline is in September.
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter! Happy May!
-The MRD team
Serving The Community
By: Tracie Rief, Customer Service Specialist
With our Rec District family, it is all about the service we bring to you and maximizing our contribution to Montrose! I was blessed with being hired in 2005 to work at the Aquatic center. We had one computer and a manual cash register. With the evolution of time, oh how the Montrose Recreation District has evolved! On hot summer days, we would have a line of people waiting to enter the pool that went out to the curb! Our Annual Pass memberships since that not so distant past have seen a growth of 1,208%. Would it not be something to see growth like that in our own financial investments? Thanks to everyone that visits their recreation center! If you have not been, we would love see you and show you around your Community Rec. Center (CRC). We are here to serve you.
In this business of public recreation, we get the pleasure of contributing to the lives of so many in our community. We see the joy on the face of a child when he dives in the water with exuberance because he lost the fear of the water thanks to swimming lessons. Before long, he joins the swim team, becomes a lifeguard and then heads off to college! We see so many children grow from sitting in the outfield enjoying a butterfly and forgetting there is a ballgame going on, to an excited teenager playing at the high school level. We have had the privilege of being mentors, councilors and friends to many, from newborn babies to the senior population, from births, to weddings, to funerals. Our presence in your lives has truly been a great honor. Thank you.
We have collaborated with groups, organizations and many partners to improve the quality of life in Montrose. For example, many businesses have embraced our Corporate Partnership program. This gives the best possible deal on access to the 80,000 square foot facility, which includes such things as 58 different fitness classes per week. Studies have shown that employers who commit to the well-being of their employees create a more positive work environment. Through promoting active lifestyles with your team, you help to create a happier and healthier staff. This, in turn, increases productivity within your organization.
A big part of my job is providing quality customer service. We are dedicated to delivering quality customer service where no phone call or email gets left behind. We strive to provide empathy, patience, consistency, adaptability and clear communication. Do some things fall through the cracks? Yes, but we are continually striving to get better. The recent patron surveys, where we had over 900 responses, illuminated areas in which we need to improve, in customer service and throughout our operation. We thank these patrons tremendously for taking the time to provide us invaluable feedback. The past 16 months since our opening has been fast and furious. As we are settling into a groove, we are excited to work to further improve our operation, and these surveys provide critical data to do just this. Please look for a future column on the results of the survey and how we will use these responses to make your experience better.
Our Mission statement says it all: "The Montrose Recreation District's purpose is to provide, manage and maintain quality recreational facilities, programs and services, which will enhance the learning leisure and recreation opportunities that promote a healthy community."
Tracie Rief, Customer Service Specialist. Tracie is the manager of the front desk operation at Your CRC.
MRD Fit Zone Spotlight on TRX®
Have you peeked into the Fit Zone and wondered what the yellow, black, and gray straps hanging from the ceiling are used for? These straps are utilized for TRX® suspension training classes. TRX®, which stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise, was first conceptualized in 1997 by Navy SEAL Squadron Commander Randy Hetrick and was first created using a Jiu Jitsu belt and parachute webbing. It was initially used to help the SEALs condition their muscles to stay mission ready while on deployment away from training facilities. TRX® has come a long way since 1997 and has become a staple feature in most fitness centers around the globe. Commercial models now consist of locking carabiners, equalizer loops, quick adjust buckles, adjustable foot-cradles, antimicrobial handles, and multiple mounting configurations.
Despite technological advancements, however, TRX® training remains true to its roots relying on body weight positioning and core bracing to challenge all major muscle groups in a functional manner. Since resistance is increased or decreased by changing body positioning, the training modality is accessible to participants of all ages and fitness levels. Regular TRX® trainees generally notice improved ability to perform activities of daily living, reduced soreness during and after activities like skiing and running, improved conditioning and muscle tone, and improved core strength and mobility. MRD has enough straps for 20 participants and offers 6 TRX® classes per week, giving members and guests many opportunities to give suspension training a try. If you have not experienced the fun and challenging nature of a TRX® class, be sure to drop in to any of the TRX® classes offered in the Fit Zone. All experience levels are welcome and modifications are given. (History of TRX curtesy of trxtraining.com/our-history)
MRD Fitness Area Rules
We have had several inquiries about rules for the Fitness Area as well as some questions about proper etiquette in the fitness area and group fitness classes. Please find rules listed below and be on the lookout for etiquette guidelines in the June newsletter.
FITNESS AREA RULES
- Please follow the patron code of conduct
- Patrons upstairs must be 16 years or older
- Youth 14 and 15 years of age are permitted upon completion of a fitness orientation
- Collars must be used on free weights at all times
- Please wipe down all equipment and mats after every use
- If you do not know how to use a piece of equipment, please ask a staff member
- Do not place weights or bars on benches, seats or other upholstery
- Re-rack weights and put equipment in proper storage area when finished
- Do not drop weights. It damages the floor and creates a disruption
- Jeans, boots, or other abrasive clothing are not permitted on weight machines, benches and cardio machines
- Please limit use of cardiovascular machines to 30 minutes during peak hours or when others are waiting
- Refrain from monopolizing multiple machines or weight stations when others are present and allow others to "work-in" during peak hours
- Appropriate closed-toe footwear must be worn in the fitness area at all times
- Food, gum, glass and open beverage containers are prohibited
- Please refrain from foul, offensive language & other negative behavior
- No horseplay or inappropriate use of equipment
- No talking on cell phones in the fitness area
- Please use weightlifting gloves, straps, or liquid chalk (no powdered chalk permitted)
We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Outdoor Pool at the Field House beginning Friday, May 25th. Soak up the sun on the lawn, play in the pool and make a splash on the splash pad!
FIELD HOUSE & OUTDOOR POOL RATES:
Youth, Adult, Senior: $3.00 for Field House and Pool Entry
Under 3 years of age: FREE
Pool Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily beginning May 25th.
PRIVATE OUTDOOR POOL PARTIES:
This includes exclusive use of the Outdoor pool and patio areas. Food and drink in non-glass containers is allowed. Contact Liz or Melissa @ 249.7705 to make reservations. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 daily.
The MRD's Summer Enrichment Program receives a 2018 NRPA Rural Communities
Healthy Out-of-School Time Grant for $35,000
By Operations Manager Cos Sisneros
The Montrose Recreation District's (MRD) Summer Enrichment Program recently receive notice from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) that it was the recipient of a 2018 Rural Communities Healthy Out-of-School Time Programs Grant. The award amount is $35,000! At the suggestion of our local Colorado Parks & Recreation Association (CPRA), the MRD submitted an application for the 2018 Rural Communities Healthy Out-of-School Time Programs Grant from the NRPA, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation. On March 30, 2018, the MRD was informed that it had been selected to be one of ten rural communities, in Colorado, Kansas and Mississippi, to receive grant funding. This will support efforts around increasing access to meals, providing nutrition education and implementing healthy living practices and policies.
The MRD Summer Enrichment Program has been a staple summer youth program, dating back to the summer of 2001. The Summer Enrichment Program provides children, ages 6-10 years old (Summer Adventures) and 11-14 year olds (Club 1114), a variety of opportunities and experiences. These include outdoor recreation activities, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts projects, sports activities, fitness and wellness, educational and nutrition literacy activities, field trips and much more.
Many new partnerships and services have come about through the efforts of the original 21
st Century Community Learning Center Program. In addition, our newly developed partnerships with the Black Canyon Gymnastics Day Camp, MES Summer Discovery Camp and Weehawken Creative Arts, will greatly enhance our efforts to provide an opportunity for all-day summer programming and activities for our Montrose families and their children! Over the years, our primary partnership has been and continues to be with the Re-1J Montrose County School District, who provides the facilities (this year at Pomona Elementary), for the MRD to offer and operate its Summer Enrichment Program.
In 2018, the Montrose School District will, once again, be providing the free Summer Nutritional Lunch Program, which is affiliated with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), at the same location as our Summer Enrichment Program, Pomona Elementary School. The school district will also provide their free Summer Nutritional Lunch Program at another MRD facility this summer, the MRD Field House / Outdoor Pool facility. This will support the recreation district's effort and goal around increasing access to nutritious meals to our Montrose area youth. Thanks to NRPA, and come sign up for the best summer yet of Summer Enrichment!
Take part in America's favorite pastime! Fees include cost of uniform shirts. Does not conflict with Spring Soccer program.
- Registration Deadline: Monday, May 21
- Fee: $38 (Scholarships available to those who qualify)
- Coach Pitch (5 & 6 years old)
- Machine Pitch (7 & 7 years old)
- A Baseball/Softball (9-11 years old)
- AA Baseball/Softball (12-14 years old)
- Season Dates: June 4 - July 26
This unique program gives children the opportunity to try out new sports. Each time we meet, we will introduce the kids to a different sport. In the past, we have done soccer, t-ball, hockey, golf and basketball. This program will fill up so sign your child up ASAP.
- Fee: $30
- Location: McNeil Field
- Day: Tuesdays
- Dates: July 24 - August 14
- Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
- Ages: 5-6 years old
YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SPONSOR - 3047039
Want to get the word out about your business and help the community at the same time? Sponsor one of our youth baseball or softball teams. Each sponsor will get their choice of jersey color and will be the exclusive sponsor of a team. Business names will be posted on each jersey as well as in the season schedule.
Fee is $175. Please register by Monday, June 4th.
click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
BEST OF THE WEST SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - 3404008
Get your team together for the Best of the West softball tournament and join teams from all across the Western Slope.
- Date: Saturday, June 9
- Fee: $225 per team
- Register by: June 4
ALPINE BANK WESTERN REGION PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT
This fun event continues to grow every year! Doubles teams play on Saturday and mixed doubles play on Sunday in levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. and above. First through third place receive awards. The registration deadline is one week prior to tournament. Call Cindy at 252-4884 for more information.
- Date: June 2 & 3
- Time: 8:00 a.m .- 4:30 p.m.
- Fee: $35 for tourney entry (play one or both days)
- Location: Field House courts and Montrose CRC courts
PICKLEBALL DROP-IN PLAY
Try out one of the fastest growing sports in the country! Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast paced, competitive game for experienced players.
- Date: April - August
- Fee: Price of admission to Rec. Center
- Location: Montrose Community Rec. Center Gym
- Click Here to see current gym schedule.
Gunnison Pioneer Museum plus lunch and shopping in Gunnison
Join us as we tour the 20+ buildings, railroad exhibits and the Andy Mallet Car Mseum. So much to take in! Following the museum tour we will have lunch in Gunnison and do some shopping in downtown Gunnison. Join us for a nice day outing.
- Date: Tuesday, June 26
- Time: 8:15 - approx 5:00 p.m.
- Fee: $32 (bring money for lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:00 a.m.
Ute Mountain Casino - Towaoc
The Ute Mountain Casino offers Southwestern hospitality and gaming excitement. Ute Mountain Gold Club members earn free play, meals and other special offers. Every Tuesday earn 100 points and receive a $10 food voucher. Max 32; Min 24 for trip to run
- Date: Tuesday, June 5
- Time: 6:45 a.m. - approx 7:30 p.m.
- Fee: $45 (bring money for lunch and gambling)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 6:30 a.m.
FREE PRESENTATIONS AT THE SENIOR CENTER
Presentations are at 1:00 p.m. except the Smart Phone classes (2:00 p.m.)
Call Marilyn at (970) 901-9914 if you have questions.
- Tuesday, May, 1st
- How to use an Android Smart Phone: Basic
- Tuesday, May 8th
- How to use an Android Smart Phone: Intermediate
- Monday, May 14th
- Archaeology of the Uncompahgre Valley
- Tuesday, May 15th
- How to use an Android Smart Phone: Expert
- Tuesday, June 5th
- The Impact of Population Growth by 2030
- Monday, June 11th
- Ol' West Mountain Men Stories
- Tuesday, July 10th
- Uncompahgre Valley Railroad History
- Monday, July 16th
- Picks, Shovels and Pioneers
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)
for current pool hours.
NEW DROP-IN AQUATIC SPORTS!
All of these new drop-in programs are included with your admission to the Rec. Center
- Drop-In Water Volleyball (Starting in June)
- Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Leisure Pool
- Drop-In Water Polo (Starting in June)
- Days: Thursdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Lap Pool
- Drop-In Under Water Hockey (Starting in June)
- Days: Tuesdays
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Lap Pool
This is MRD's first recreational swim team! This is for individuals who have passed Level 4 swim lessons or can swim a minimum of 75 yards of front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke or combination. Participants will develop confidence in strokes such as the front crawl, breast stroke and butterfly. The basics of turning at the wall, as well as using the starting blocks will be included. Endurance will be a primary focus as participants prepare for a meet at the end of the summer.
- Dates: June 4 - August 4 (no sessions July 2 - 6)
- Fee: $80 - includes 16 sessions
- Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Swim Meet: Saturday, August 4
All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited so please register early! Dates and class information are available
Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment. Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications. For more information contact Cindy Marino at Cindy@montroserec.com or John Wagner at John@montroserec.com.
Youth Baseball/Softball 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 Baseball and Softball games that range from Coach Pitch to AA Baseball/Softball (12-14 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 Kevin, Recreation leader at Kevin@montroserec.com if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
Summer Adventures / Club 1114 Group Leader
This position is responsible for the planning, directing and leading of our Summer Adventures program, for 6-10 year olds or Club 1114 for 11-14 year olds. Group Leaders are responsible for implementing the Theme Week Activities for each week, supervising Program Aides, and completing accident/incident reports. Group Leaders report directly to the Summer Enrichment Program Coordinator.
Summer Adventures / Club 1114 Program Aides
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Summer Adventures and Club 1114 program participants, at all times. The Program Aides are responsible for leading and engaging the children in the Theme Week Activities, and helping ensure their safety during participation in the various activities provided: outdoor recreation, sports and leisure activities, team sports, new games, performing arts, hobbies, nature projects, arts & crafts, learning experiences, and field trips. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer. For questions, contact Miguel at 249.7705 or email@example.com. Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart. Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma.
Water Safety Instructors
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. Please submit full application packet to
. Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to email@example.com. Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.