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It is the best way to organize your participation in MRD services. The current activity guide is always available on our website, 24/7, 365/year, as well as online registration. The Fall Guide covers August, September, October and November. The Winter/Spring guide will be mailed by Dec. 3rd, with registration beginning that day!
Coz Sisneros Court Dedication at the CRC Happened on Sept.24th!
On Monday September 24th, we held a dedication ceremony for Coz Sisneros, MRD Operations Manager. Coz has been with the MRD for 43 years and the MRD dedicated a court at the CRC in his honor. Congrats Coz for your amazing contribution that has bettered the quality of life in Montrose! See below for pictures of the dedication.
- The CRC Lap Pool has expanded offerings! Kids, bring your suits on early release and non-school days and enjoy the Rec. Features in the Lap Pool: Fly off 3M and 1M Boards, shoot out the drop-slide, balance on the slack line and tip-toe across the wibit! These features were formily only open on weekends! Now, they are open every Wednesday from 4-6pm and on non-school days! See full info. below in the photo gallery.
The Holly Park and Riverbottom Drive project is evolving. In addition to Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant, we are also pursuing a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Grant to enable the renovation of Holly Park and the widen Riverbottom Drive.
Grant decisions will be made by DOLA in December and grant decisions will be made by GOCO in March. If you would like to write a letter of support, please contact Ken Sherbenou at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need letters from users that speak to the major issues at Holly that we are working to address with the renovation project. Please look below in the photo gallery to see the site plan for a renovated Holly Park.
The Connect Trail Project is Evolving!
MRD and the City are progressing plans to enhance our trail system with 2.25 miles of new trail and two underpasses under our two busiest roads. Del-mont, the lead trail designer, is progressing plans that will be complete soon. MRD is undertaking some CRC site development now to further establish the CRC as a trail-head of the Uncompahgre River Trail. In the coming weeks, you will see additional bike parking, a large flagstone sign showing the connection to the river trail and a picnic table added to the CRC site. Also, in early September, one of the project partners, the Western Colorado Conservation Corp., already cleared the trail alignment of brush and invasive species such as Russian Olives! See the article below on this step that will begin showing the great connection that will run from the Colorado Outdoors development on the north end of town to the CRC on the south end of town. The project is scheduled to be complete and open to the public by the end of 2019.
Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Fall Guide):
First Aid/CPR/AED Training: Oct. 17., Nov. 18.
Youth Indoor Soccer: registration deadline Oct. 16
Youth Fall Basketball: registration deadline Oct. 23
Adult Dodgeball: registration deadline Oct. 29
Adult 3 V 3 Basketball League: registration deadline Oct. 29
Adult Best of the West Flag Football: Nov. 5
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter! Enjoy the fall and best of luck with the beginning of the new school year!
-The MRD team
Coz and Ken receiving the CPRA (Colorado Parks and Recreation Association) Presidents Award. Coz, for his 43 years of service with the Montrose Recreation District and the tremendous contributions that he had made to his community. Ken, for his leadership role on the legislative committee to extend the Colorado Lottery proceeds for Parks and Recreation until 2049.
The Colorado Parks and Rec. Association (CPRA) Legislative Committee, after receiving the CPRA President's Award for supporting efforts to reauthorize Lottery Proceeds for Parks and Recreation. Pictured from left to right are Justin Cutler, Rec. Manager for Westminster, Karen Palus, Parks and Rec. Director for Colorado Springs, Allison Scheck, Public Engagement and Operations Manager for the City of Lakewood, and Ken Sherbenou
The COZ SISNEROS COURT dedication on September 24th was well attended by family, friends and past employees of the MRD to celebrate the court dedication and naming ceremony to honor Coz's service and dedication to the MRD and the Montrose Community.
The CRC lap pool has expanded offerings!
See above and page 10 of the Fall Activity Guide for more information.
You are missing out on some FUN nights down at the Ute park facilities as adult kickball is in mid season! Come out Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 9:00 pm to watch you favorite kickers as they dress up for themed nights and have a blast!
Future Stars? The Intro to Soccer classes are teaching the next generation of soccer players. Which one of these kids will be the next future soccer star!
Welcome Katy French, our new CRC Facility Leader!
I am a Colorado native who is making the move over to the Western Slope and Montrose. I grew up in Golden and graduated from Golden High School. I went to the University of Northern Colorado and received a degree in Communication Studies. In 2014, I went back to school at Metro State to get another degree in Recreation Management.
I love everything that Colorado has to offer and am excited to experience life here in Montrose. I am a big Rockies and Avalanche fan. I love to read, be outside, and go to concerts.
I cannot wait to get to know everyone here in Montrose and see all of the great things that are happening.
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for current pool hours.
Water Safety Instructor Course
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 of participants.
- Class Dates: Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14
- Times: 5:00- 9:00 pm
- Co-Teaching Dates: October 23, 25, 30 and November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
- Times: 5:15 - 7:45 PM
- Fee: $130
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.
- Oct. 4 &18
- Nov. 1 & 15
- Dec. 6 & 20
- Jan. 10 & 17
- Feb. 7 & 21
- Mar. 7 & 21
- Apr. 4 & 18
- FEE: $25 per class Limited to 10 people per class - register early
- Location: CRC Pool
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.
Learn all the skills necessary to become a professional lifeguard
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. Contact Liz or Melissa if you have any questions 249-7705.
All swim courses and instructors are certifed by the American Red Cross. Not all courses
are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specifc course sessions and
times. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! The best way to ensure your spot and
convenient class times is to register online at montroserec.com for NO additional charge.
Please review course descriptions on page 25.
Fee: $42 per session
Level I-VI: 8-45 min. classes/ M-Th/2 weeks, Pre-School and Parent/
Tot: 8-30 min. classes/M-Th/2 weeks
Level I-VI: 8-45 min. classes/ T & Th/4 weeks, Pre-School and Parent/
Tot: 8-30 min. classes/ T & Th/4 weeks
Click on the link above for more details.
New Silver Sneakers Yoga Class
As a reminder to our Silver Sneakers members, we are now offering an additional 9:30am Silver Sneakers Yoga class on Mondays in the Fit Zone. Silver Sneakers Yoga has grown in popularity at the CRC and we have added the Monday class after numerous requests for an additional class. We will have the new class listed in the next Activity Guide, but please note that the class is up and running and we are looking forward to you attending. If you are unfamiliar with Silver Sneakers Yoga, "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. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level" (Tivity Health, Inc. 2017).
Spin Cleat Covers Now Required in the Fit Zone
If you are a participant in the Fit Zone's Spinning Classes, please note that due to damages to the Fit Zone floor, uncovered cleats will no longer be permitted on the floor. Please use cleat covers anytime you are off of your bike or use a short section of yoga matting to put shoes on/take them off next to your bike (we hope to have cleat covers available for purchase soon and yoga matting is located just inside the Fit Zone Door). Once we have a good routine and are assured no more damage will be done, MRD will sand and refinish the floor to look like new again. Thank you for your cooperation and helping take care of the Fit Zone!
Fitness Instructors and Substitute Instructors Needed
MRD is still in need of certified fitness instructors to instruct or substitute instruct multiple different class formats including Spinning, TRX, Strength & Conditioning, Mat Pilates, and Zumba. If you are a certified instructor or are interested in becoming certified, please contact John Wagner (970) 497-8565 to discuss potential openings and available class times.
Click Here for Field House Rental Rates
FIELD HOUSE 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.
This includes exclusive use of the Field and Summit Room. Food and drink in non-glass containers is allowed. Contact Matt at 497-8573 to make reservations. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.
Time: 1 hour on the field and 45 minutes in the Summit Room
BUBBLE SOCCER PARTY (Knockerball)
Time: 1 hour on the field with the Bubbles and 45 mintues in the Summit Room
Intro to Flag Football is a great way to introduce your 1st & 2nd graders to the sport of football. We have three 1-hour long practices where we will introduce the most basic skills in a fun, laid back environment. Much of our equipment is modified specifically for this age group.
- Fee: $25
- Location: Holly Park
- Days: Tuesdays Oct. 9 - 30
- Times: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
- Ages: 1st & 2nd Grade
1st and 2nd Grade Basketball Clinics
A great introduction to the sport. Eight foot hoops and smaller basketballs are used to teach the FUNdamentals of the game while having a blast! The first three practices will focus on skill development. The last two dates are game days.
- Dates: Saturdays, November 10 - December 15th
- Times: 8:30 am - 9:45 am
- Fee: $32
- Location: Rec. Center
3rd and 4th Grade Basketball
Want to learn how to play a new sport? This league is perfect for you! Practices are twice a week, great coaches, shorter hoops and a laid back atmosphere will get you excited for Basketball. Register by the deadline to get your choices of practice days.
- Practices: Monday & Wednesdays or Tuesday & Thursdays
- Games: Friday & Saturdays, November 9 - December 15
- Practices begin: October 29th
- Registration Deadline: October 22
- Fee: $36
Adult Sports Programs
Teams of 6 take to the turf field at the NEW Field House for a fast paced game of Dodgeball. Teams with the best costumes will be rewarded
- Day: Saturday, October 27th
- Times: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm depending on the # of teams
- Location: The Field House (25 Colorado Ave. )
- Fee: $60 per team
Registration Deadline is October 22nd
Dodgeball with obstacles. Fast paced and guaranteed to be a fun time. Come compete like Viper, Laser and Blaze, the true Gladiators of our time.
- Days: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 19
- Times: 7:00-10:00 pm
- Location: The Field House (25 Colorado Ave. )
- Fee: $150 per team
- Ages: 15+
Registration Deadline is October 27th.
Men's and Coed adult teams, register before its to late. Teams will play a league schedule followed by an end of season tournament.
- Days: November 1 - December 20
- Times: 6:00-10:00 pm
- Location: The Rec. Center
- Fee: $100 per team
- Ages: 15+
- Men's League: Thursday nights
- Coed League: Tuesday nights
Registration deadline is October 29th.
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
- Best of the West Flag Football Tournament - Nov. 10
Pauline S Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF)- Silt, Co
The mission of the PSSWF is to "provide quality, professional care to injured and orphaned wildlife in conjunction with educational programs on wildlife and the environment" We will tour the facility which includes a rehad area, classroom and homestead museum. We will get to meet the resident educational animals: wolf hybrids, bobcats, fox, raptors, rabbits, ferrets, domestic birds and reptiles.
- Date: Tuesday, October 16th
- Time: 7:45 am - approx. 5:30 pm
- Fee: $34 includes a ticket for the museum tour - you are welcome to make an additional donation, bring money for lunch.
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 am
Ames Hydro Electric Plant Tour
The Ames Hydro Electric plant was the first to produce, transmit, and sell AC power in 1891. We'll discuss hydro and a green, renewable energy source and its importance to the future mix of renewable energy. We'll travel to Trout Lake after the powerhouse to further understand how the entire project operates.
- Date: Thursday, October 11th
- Time: 7:45 am - approx. 3:00 pm
- Fee: $20 (Bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 am
2nd Annual Community Street Event - Grand Junction
10th Street between Belford and Main closes down and the food trucks, music and booths take over. There will be a lot of fun activities to participate in.
- Date: Saturday, October 20th
- Time: 9:00 am - approx. 3:00 pm
- Fee: $20 (Bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Field House at 8:45 am
UPCOMING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Paonia Reservior Area
This is an easy to moderate 3 mile RT hike viewing the changing fall colors.
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 4
- Time: 8:30 a.m. - approx 4:00 p.m.
- Fee: $18 (bring a sack lunch)
- Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.
Journey to Machu Picchu
Journey to the high mountains of Peru and see how the Incas planned their cities compared to the concepts of our time.
- Date: Tuesday, October 2
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Location: Senior Center
- Presenter: Robert C. McHugh
Eye Health and Beyond
Research that is supportive of the nutrients needed for our eyes, brain and skin as we age.
- Date: October 9th
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Location: Senior Center
- Presenter: Charlie Spears
Travelogue of the Utah National Parks
Historic information and picturesque trip through the most unique landscapes of Utah.
- Date: October 15th
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Location: Senior Center
- Presenter: Katherine Burke
Medicare Open Enrollment Questions
New changes to Medicare and Part D prescription drug coverages. New deductibles and Advantage Plan comparisons. Personal help with drug plans. Don't be confused, bring your questions!
- Date: Monday, October 22nd
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Locations: Senior Center
- Presenter: Marilynn Huseby
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 1:00 PM AT THE SENIOR CENTER
Montrose County Public Health Announcements
Facility Leader, Field House (FULL TIME)
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the full-time Facility Leader position to provide evening management of the newly opened Montrose Field House (FH). This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time, as MRD just opened the Community Recreation Center and the Montrose Field House to better serve Montrose! 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. MRD is a dynamic organization that 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 work schedule will be in the evenings (1pm to 9pm), four days per week plus one eight hour shift during the week, and on some weekends depending on facility needs. Primary responsibilities include serving as the manager on duty (MOD) during the evening shifts at the Field House, working as the District Concessions Manager, and fulfilling a variety of functions such as front desk operations, facility rentals like birthday parties, maintenance and custodial. In the summer, this includes serving as the lead lifeguard of the seasonal outdoor pool. Lifeguard certification must be obtained by April 2019.
This is full time position that includes an annual salary of $34,000 to $36,000, a family pass to the CRC and FH, Paid Time Off (PTO), an excellent health insurance and dental plan, PERA retirement savings (13.7% of wage from paid by MRD) 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 the City of Denver where the median home is $416,100 (www.zillow.com, August 2018). EOE.
Position Qualifications include: A bachelor degree from an accredited university and a driver's license are required.
Degrees in public administration, recreation management, and/or business marketing are preferred.
Also, candidates must possess a minimum of two (2) years of recreation experience including one year of administrative and/or supervisory experience. Lifeguard certification must be obtained by April 2019.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational, writing and public relation skills, and be able to contribute strongly to the MRD's essential role in the community.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 12, 2018 at 3 p.m.
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Projected Interviews: Oct. 22
Projected Start Date: Early November
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 to MRD, Attn: Ken Sherbenou, 16350 Woodgate Road Montrose CO, 81401 or mail to PO Box 63, Montrose, CO 81402.
Head Guard (3/4 Time Position with Benefits).
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Head Guard position to help provide management of the Montrose Community Recreation Center Natatorium (CRC) and the MRD Seasonal Field House Outdoor Pool. This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time, as MRD just opened the Community Recreation Center and the Montrose Field House to better serve Montrose!
The selected candidate will be centrally involved in maximizing the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life. The work schedule will be vary including some evenings, some mornings, some weekend and holiday shifts according to facility needs. This position oversees and assists with the Community Recreation Center (CRC) pools and the Field House Seasonal Outdoor Pool (FH Pool) facility operation. The Head Guard must be fully acquainted with aquatic operations, including; lifeguard techniques, facility use and rules, chemical testing, facility cleaning and minor maintenance, and conducting lessons and programs. This position interfaces with customers to answer questions about all aquatic operations and address patron concerns. The Head Guard directly supervises the lifeguard staff, instructional staff and various user groups to insure the safety of staff, patrons and participants.
This is a core staff member position that includes a starting hourly rate of $12.50/hour to $14/hour, family pass to the CRC and FH, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an excellent health insurance plan at the 3/4 level, PERA retirement savings (13.7% of wage from MRD) 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 the City of Denver where the median home is $416,100 (www.zillow.com).
Position Qualifications include: A minimum of 2 years of recreation experience, including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience plus a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in Aquatics is strongly preferred.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 1 at 5pm
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Post Job Listing: August 27
Application Review: Oct. 4
Interview Day: Oct. 11 (strong candidates should plan on being in Montrose
on this day for an interview)
Projected Start Date: Nov. 5
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at
resume and cover letter to
Montrose Rec. District
Re: Facility Supervisor, Attention Liz Gracesun
16350 Woodgate Road, Montrose CO, 81401,
or mail to PO Box 63, Montrose, CO 81402
Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment. Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications. For more information contact Cindy Marino at Cindy@montroserec.com or John Wagner at John@montroserec.com.
Youth Basketball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training and uniforms. Officials will referee games (4-14 years old). Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports. Please email Justin, Youth Sports Coordinator at email@example.com if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
The Montrose Recreation Distrist is seeking energetic and detail oriented concession stand attendants for the Fall Sports Season. Hours are in the evening and on Saturdays. Work consists of preparing food for sale, maintaining a clean work environment and customer service. The rate of pay is $10.20 per hour. Hard workers are encouraged to apply by Monday, August 27th on our website www.montroserec.com
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.
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 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.
Growth in Usage Stats:
Thanks to all of our Members!
CRC Annual Pass Sales.
Passes as of the end of 2016: 616 passes
Passes as of 1.23.17: 1479 passes
Passes as of 2.8.17: 3103 passes
Passes as of 3.13.17: 4861 passes
Passes as of 5.18.17: 5070 passes (plus 1028 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 6.17.17: 5322 passes (plus 1085 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 7.10.17: 5444 (plus 1142 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 8.17.17: 5863 (plus 1196 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 9.15.17: 5797 (plus 1233 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 10.21.17: 5800 (plus 1260 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 11.13.17: 6046 (plus 1322 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 1.18.18: 6655 (plus 1398 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 2.20.18: 5482 (plus 1301 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 3.7.18: 5331 (plus 1302 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 4.24.18: 5399 (plus 1348 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 5.16.18: 5501 (plus 1411 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 6.21.18: 5408 (plus 1460 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 7.25.18: 5615 (plus 1503 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 8.22.18: 5532 (plus 1551 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 9.25.18: 5284 (plus 1520 silver sneakers members)