The Summer 19' Guide is Here and Registration Began Monday April 1st at 6am!
The guide is stocked full of awesome things to do with the MRD, from programs indoor and outdoor, to the Field House and Outdoor Pool and the Community Rec. Center! It covers MRD services for April through July. The current Activity Guide is always available at
- Expanded Parking at the CRC for those needing closer parking.
In response to patron feedback, MRD will be added in 6 new parking spots next to the existing handicap parking that are designated for those needing closer parking. This will help the situation of all handicap parking being taken on a consistent basis, particularly in the mornings. These spots are reserved for those needing closer parking so please help the safety of those needing closer parking.
The Renovation of Holly Park is Fully Funded and Will Break Ground this Fall!
We'll break ground this fall of 2019 and the project is scheduled for completion in mid 2020!
The City of Montrose and the Montrose Recreation District have teamed up again to enable this exciting project. Thanks to generous contributions by many local organizations: Montrose Rec. Foundation, Montrose Community Foundation, Valley Food Partnership, Montrose Rotary Club, River Valley Health, Green Mile, Montrose County School District, MRF Horsefly Tap Night on 5.29.18 and the Mize Family.
These local partnerships earned grants from Great Outdoors Colorado and the Department of Local Affairs, which has now fully funded this project!
View plans to rebuild this oldest MRD park by clicking here. Thanks to all the grants and fundraising, the enhanced plan will be built.
Thanks for being a patron and supporter! Happy Summer!
-The MRD team
From the City of Montrose: CONTRACTORS POUR FIRST STRETCH OF CONNECT INITIATIVE RECREATION TRAIL
Western Gravel Constructors has started to pour concrete at the northern end of the new Connect Initiative Recreation Trail. Concrete pours will continue to progress south towards the West Main trailhead where work has also started on excavation of the underpass crossing at the West Main Bridge. As always, please visit MoveMo.co for more information on this and other capital projects going on throughout the City.
No Thoroughfare Hike
for a link to all of the pictures from the hike.
|1st Quarter Awards
Patron - Vic Kintz (upper left)
Volunteer- Ray Baxter (upper right)
Part time employee - Tony Erikson (lower left)
Core Staff - Jessica Workman (lower right)
If you have a suggestion for any of the above awards please fill out a comment card at the front board to the right of the exit doors and place in the suggestion box.
Thank you to Dave Ryan (Left) for his dedicated years of service on the Montrose Recreation Foundation 2015-2018. Miguel Lopez (right) for 10 years of employment with the Recreation District.
Before and after pictures of the concrete going in around the side and front of the outdoor Pickle ball courts to improve the longevity of the courts and reduce wear and tear on the court surface.
These signs will be going up soon. Please respect the need of those attending physical therapy to park in a closer area to the Mountain View Therapy Center.
During May will will have many school groups using the rec center for end of year parties and activities. Please be aware that on the following dates we will have large groups of students in our facility using the pools, courts, climbing wall and game room areas. We will keep this list updated at the front desk as new groups book their parties. Thank you for making these groups feel welcome at our facility.
(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.
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 1: Wednesday, May 15 (This is a Blended learning course)
- Register: By May 8th
- Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Fee: $65
- Location: CRC Party Rooms
- Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Learn All The Skills Necessary To Become A Professional Lifeguard
This course teaches CPR, First Aid and all the rescue techniques. This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. This will be a blended learning course with instruction both online, and in the pool. Students will be charged an additional $35 by the American Red Cross when enrolling for the online portion. Participant must be available to attend all in-person training sessions Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper.
Please check out the new pool schedule on page 28 of the Summer Activity Guide
Commit to Live Fit Winners
Congratulations to our Commit to Live Fit New Year's Challenge participants and winners for putting in three grueling months of workouts at the CRC. Our challenge participants all did amazing and nearly everyone completed enough challenges to qualify for the drawing for our grand prize. It was impressive seeing the differing ways participants went about securing points for the challenge. Some put together impressive attendance records, coming to the CRC 5 or 6 days a week, while others completed as many of the 2-point activity challenges or attended as many fitness classes as they could. With so many participants collecting enough points to be entered into the grand prize drawing, the final winners simply came down to the luck-of-the-draw. Please join MRD in recognizing and congratulating our challenge winners.
Grand Prize winner of 4 Personal Training Sessions - Sara Skorcz
2nd Prize winner of a Polar GPS running watch - Jolane Fenner
3rd Prize winner of a Fitbit with wrist HR monitor - Lisa Moore
4th Prize winner of 2 sessions of running gait analysis - Lana Culver
5th Prize winner of 10 CRC day passes - Gwen Lee
Stay tuned for the 2020 Commit to Live Fit Challenge and make sure to get involved in committing to live fit. As challenge participant Lana Carver summarized the experience, "this 'Commit to Live Fit' Challenge is a wonderful way to involve people, of any age, to expand and introduce different forms of living a healthy and active lifestyle. This challenge opens opportunities that a person would not normally add into their routine and gives them an incentive to try new classes and keep a schedule of staying active. I tried some of the fitness classes, and want to try more, and enjoyed every one of them. I also got to know the supportive and wonderful staff behind the counter, great job ladies!!"
New class coming to the Fit Zone @ noon on Fridays
Beginning Friday May 3rd, we will be offering a Week's End Circ-HIIT class in the Fit Zone. This end of your week circuit/HIIT class is 45-minutes of giving it all you've got, completely exhausting yourself, and leaving satisfied and ready to enjoy your weekend. You can head back to work after the 45-minute workout or stay for an optional 15-minute yoga-flow stretch at the end. Class is limited to the first 20 participants for participant safety and efficient class flow. Please sign up prior to class outside the Fit Zone. Class will take place on Fridays @ noon from May 3rd through July 26th. Class is included with admission to the CRC.
Second summer session of 3-Keys to Permanent Weight Control Program
Due to overwhelming popularity and sold out classes, Registered Dietician Hannah Freese will be offering another 3-Keys to Permanent Weight Control Program class in July. Join Hannah for a transformative 4-week weight loss program. She will guide you in a new way of eating that will teach you what to eat, what not to eat, and most importantly, when to eat. Participants will learn how to change their metabolism so they can burn excess body fat and turn it into calm, focused, and sustained energy. Registration is $220 for all 4 sessions. Sessions are from 7:00-8:30pm Wednesdays July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st in the CRC Party Rooms. Registration is open now and participants who register before July 1st will receive a bonus challenge from Hannah to jumpstart their fat-burning potential. Class is limited to 10 participants, so register early! Participants can register at the CRC or online
using Activity Code 3202059-02.
Our youth baseball & softball programs are for ages 4 to 14 years old. The focus is to teach the fundamentals of the game while building a team atmosphere. Games and practices are weeknights only. Fee includes team jersey. Scholarships are available to kids in need.
- Fee: $40
- Location: McNeil Field & Holly Park
- Days: Monday - Thursday
- Registration Deadline: Mon., May 20
- Divisions: Coach Pitch: (6 & 7 YO), Machine Pitch: (8 & 9 YO), A Baseball & A Softball: (10-11 YO)
AA Baseball & AA Softball: (12-14 YO)
- Dates: June 3 thru July 25
- Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Coaches Meeting: Wednesday, May 29 at the Field House
SUMMER T-BALL LEAGUE
Parents are encouraged to hop on the field to help their little ones learn the game. All practices will be structured to maximize participation by each player. Players will receive lots of repetitions in throwing, catching and hitting in a fun, laid-back environment. Each team will meet twice a week including 4 games through the season. Scholarships are available to children who qualify.
- Fee: $26
- Ages: 4 and 5 years old
- Times: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Days: Monday - Thursday
- Dates: June 10 - July 11
- Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 28
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
The summer Tennis Program is designed to help youth develop and improve fundamentals of tennis through games and fun drills. Two levels of skill will be offered and three age groups (6-8), (9-10), and (11-17) . A limited number of free rackets are available for use during the lessons.
This level is for youth that have never played or have had limited play. The fundamentals of tennis will be taught, including all strokes through use of drills and games.
This level is for youth that have completed one or more introductory classes or have already learned the fundamental strokes of tennis. Participants should already be able to maintain a short rally and hit the basic strokes.
Intro to Tball
Sporties for Shorties
Challenger Soccer Camp
Adult Sports Programs
SUMMER SOFTBALL - ASB
The same summer league but with new dates. We will play 12 games
and the top 4 in each division will advance to the playoffs. Gather your
friends, colleagues, congregation or random people together to play
softball. Can't find a team? Sign up as a free agent online montroserec.
- Dates: May 28 - August 1
- Registration Deadline: May 12
- Time: 6:15 - 10:15 p.m.
- Team Fee: $500 ($200 due at registration)
- Men's Leisure: Mondays
- Men's Competitive: Wednesdays
- Coed Leisure: Tuesday & Thursdays
- Coed Competitive: Tuesdays
BEST OF THE WEST SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - ASBBotW
The number of teams keeps growing each year. Get your team
registered now for the 5th Annual Best of the West. Camping is allowed
in the McNeil Parking lot during the event.
- Fee: $225 Location: Ute Park
- Men's Softball
- Date: Saturday, June 8
- Register By: June 3
ADULT SUMMER SOCCER - ASFH
Register your team today for the 8v8 Men's or Coed outdoor league. 8 game league.
- Team Fee: $400
- Coed League: Monday
- Men's League: Tuesday
- Over 30 League: Wednesday
- League Games: June 3 - July 30
- Deadline: May 20
- Location: Cerise Park
- Time: 6:00 - 9:00 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
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.
Curecanti Creek Trail - North Rim of Black Canyon
After descending from the high rim of the Upper Black Canyon of the
Gunnison, the trail follows Curecanti Creek as it falls toward Morrow Point
Reservoir. The Curecanti Needle, a 700 ft. granite spire, towers above at the
trail's end. Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. Elevation change 900 ft. round
trip. Length: 4 miles (round trip)
- Date: Tuesday, May 21
- Time: 8:00 am - approx. 3:30 pm
- Fee: $19 (bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
Cultural Trips - 3501007
We will journey into Gunnison Gorge NCA to visit an active paleontology camp. Meet professional paleontologists and learn about the
excavation process along with the dos and don'ts of fossil collecting on public lands. CCA paleontologist and Education Director Rob Gay will be your guides.
- Date: Thursday, May 16
- Time: TBD
- Fee: $25
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at TBD
TOURS - 3501024
Overnight Trip to Creede, CO
Creede, as it is today, evolved from a history rich in mining and scenic surroundings. Our trip includes an afternoon at the Creede Repertory Theater (CRT) where we will see Peter and the Star Catcher. We will take a tour of the Underground Mining Museum and explore down town to shop. You can take an optional gems scouting tour for an additional fee on the second day. We will stay at the Antlers Rio Grand Lodge.
- Date: Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9 (tentative - dependent upon availability of rooms)
- Time: Depart: 8:15 a.m.; Return: approx 4:00 p.m.
- Fee: $210 per person (double occupancy) $290 (single occupancy)
- Location: Meet at Public Works 1221 6450 Rd at 8:00 am
- Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15 (must reserve hotel rooms early)
Borden Farms at Pea Green and the Gateway Auto Museum
Borden Farms grows fresh flowers, herbs and organic
produce in their 13,000 sq ft greenhouses. The Gateway Auto
museum has over 50 vehicles from the Hendricks Collection.
- Date: Friday, May 10
- Time: 8:00 am - approx 5:00 pm
- Fee: $32(Bring money for lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
WATER ADVENTURES - 3501025
NEW LOCATION! North Fork of the Gunnison Float Trip
The river twists, turns and drops its way 10 unforgettable miles between the towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss. The action starts in Paonia at School Lunch (class III) and doesn't end until we conquer a 1/2 mile stretch of continuous whitewater known as "The Ledges". People under age 50 are welcome!
- Guide Company: Western Slope SUP
- Time: 8:00 am - approx. 3:00 pm
- Fee: $68 (includes transportation, tour and guide gratuity)
- Date: Tuesday, May 28
- Registration Deadline: April 22
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
4 WHEEL DRIVE TOURS - 3501014 (see the Summer guide for Dates)
GAMBLING TRIPS - 3501010 (see the Summer guide for Dates)
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
The Golden Circle Volunteers are hosting the 'Magical, Musical, Mystery BBQ and Dance' fundraiser to support the '
Pay It Forward Fund'
that will subsidize lowering the cost of the the community lunches at the Montrose Senior Center for people on fixed incomes.
The cost of lunches at the Senior Center has risen from $5 per meal to $7. The lunch program is run by volunteers and we provide a free lunch for them. The Pay It Forward Fund covers the cost of allowing people to still pay $5 instead of $7 and provides free meals to the volunteers.
The lunch time meal provided at the Senior Center is the biggest meal of most people's day. However, it's biggest value is the social connection it provides to each other. We need to keep this an affordable benefit for our community. Please note that all ages are welcome to attend the community lunches at the Montrose Senior Center every Monday through Friday at noon. Call the day before to make a reservation at the reservation line: 964-3419.
On Monday May 20th at 4 PM we will start the fundraiser event with a BBQ and potluck. The the Magic Show will begin at 4:30 P
M and the magician will facilitate the drawing of the forty prize winning numbers. The popular local band 'The Scones' plays from 5:30 to 7:30. They are a really fun, dance able band playing acoustic country and rock and all the old and soon to become new favorites .
We have a volunteer to make the BBQ and would like to find people to help with the rest of the potluck. If you would like to help and donate time or money, please come to rehearsal
of events on May 6th after the Golden Circle meeting at 2 o'clock.
Golden Circle Seniors, PO Box 832, Montrose Co 81401-0832
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.
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 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.
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 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.