Montrose Recreation District

The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) was formed in 1956, as a special district to build and operate a summer swimming pool. As a special district, it falls under the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S. 32). The district is not part OF the City or County Government, but instead assesses its own mill levy and adopts its own policies and budgets.

As a result of the district’s formation, an outdoor swimming pool was built in 1957, on South 12th near the existing Magic Circle Theater. The MRD owned the property on which the theater is currently standing and leased it to the theater group for many years. In 1988, the property was sold and proceeds were used to retire a revenue bond, which was used in the construction of the new Aquatics Center.

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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.

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Community Rec Center Offerings

In addition to evaluating the needs of district residents and constructing new facilities, the MRD provides recreation programming year-round.

Sports for youth and adults are offered on an ongoing basis, changing from season to season. Three times per year, a recreation activity guide is published and distributed which offers an extensive selection of programs for all age groups. Guides are distributed in December, April and August for programs and activities. Community Rec Center Offering: Aquatics, lap pool, slide, diving boards, fitness classes, free and machine weight equipment, indoor walking/jogging track, climbing wall, racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, game center with pool, foosball, ping pong and shuffle board as well as an indoor playground and child watch center.

Finally, caring for many indoor and outdoor facilities and providing support for extensive programs has led to a significant annual investment in maintenance staff and equipment. This area of the district will continue to expand as the community grows.

Timeline and FAQs

Can anyone participate in this project?

Yes, this is a community-input driven process and the outcome and future recommendations will be driven by the needs and vision articulated by the community members.

How do I participate in the process?

Through the Participate section on this website – www.MakeMyMontrose.com you can provide open ended suggestions, respond to the online survey, know the dates for open public meetings and even share feedback through social media as well.

What is the project duration?

The project duration from start to finish is 12 months an anticipated completion date by March 2022.

Who is responsible for the Master Plan?

The Montrose Recreation District along with PROS Consulting, INC., a nationally recognized firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, who will lead the development of the plan and supported by Logan Simpson, an award winning landscape architect firm in Colorado.

Where can I find information for the project?

Project information including key meeting dates, completed technical reports, and final documents will be made available to the community through this project website, and also on the Montrose Recreation District website at www.MakeMyMontrose.com.