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What are the open swim times?
Open swim times are also known as Recreation Swim times and it is when any one of any age can come in and swim. These vary by season.
- Winter Hours (Beginning September 5th)
-Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
-Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
-Friday Open Swim 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
-Friday Family Fun Night 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
-Saturday Open Swim 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
-Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Any age can come and swim.
What are the temperatures of the three pools?
The cool water lap pool is 80-82 degrees, the warm water leisure pool is 86-88 degrees and the wellness pool is 95-98 degrees.
How and when was the Recreation District formed?
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.
Where does the MRD annual operating revenue come from?
7% is from Lottery funds, 28% is from Other Funding Sources, and 65% is from Tax Revenues.
When is the new Community Recreation Center scheduled to open?
We are currently scheduled to open in early 2017. Follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest.
Can I pay a monthly rate for an annual pass?
Yes! Starting in 2017 a Youth or Senior Annual Pass is only $17/month. An Adult Annual Pass is $30/month. A Family of 4 Annual Pass is $54/month. You also have the option of paying for your annual pass in full when you sign up. When you sign up for the 2017 CRC Annual Pass in 2016, you’ll only pay the first month’s fee at the time of signup.You will make 11 more payments starting in February 2017. Note: 3-month passes and 20-punch passes must be paid in full at the time of purchase.
If I buy a 20-punch pass, does that get me into the entire facility, or just into the pool?
All of the passes—including the annual pass, 3-month pass, and 20-punch pass—get you access to the entire facility. In addition, you may attend any of the 40+ FItZone classes offered for no additional charge.
When will my 20 Punch Pass card expire?
There is no expiration date for your 20 uses on the punch pass! 20 Punch Passes may be used by more than one person in the same age category and never expire. Only one active punch pass per person.
If I purchase a Punch Pass card in 2016 at the current prices, can I still use it in the new Rec Center in 2017?
Yes! Any punch passes you purchase today will never expire. And even though the price is going up once the new CRC opens, you can still use your old punch pass that you purchased at the lower Aquatic Center rates.
I currently hold an annual pass to the Aquatic Center. How much will I pay to renew my annual pass in 2016?
Current annual pass holders may view the chart at montroserec.com/crc to find out how much they will pay in 2016 to renew their membership, depending on what month they renew. These prices are prorated to account for the months that the pass will be used at the new CRC.
How do I know if I pay the Regular Rate or Resident Rate?
If you live in the zip codes 81401, 81402, or 81403, then you will pay the Resident Rates. If you live outside of these zip codes, then you’ll pay the Regular Rates. We are giving a discount on the Resident Rates because people living in the -01, -02, and -03 zip codes pay into the Rec District through their property taxes.
What is SilverSneakers?
SilverSneakers is an insurance program for seniors ages 65 and older. It allows you to get your membership for free or at a reduced cost through your insurance company. If you are unsure, call your insurance company, or come into the Rec Center and one of our Customer Service Reps will call your insurance for you.
Check to see if you qualify.
I heard you have scholarships for low-income families. How do I know if I qualify?
Bring in your medicaid card or proof of your child’s eligibility for the free/reduced lunch program. Either of these will qualify you for our scholarship program.
Does the scholarship program cover annual passes or punch cards?
Not at this time. Currently, scholarships can only be used to cover 50% of lessons, classes, or sports. In order to help as many people as possible, there is a max benefit of $75 per family per year. We hope to increase the reach of our scholarship program in the future!
What are you going to do with the current Aquatic Center after the new CRC opens?
The indoor pool will be filled in for an indoor field. In addition, we will gain additional rooms for community activities that are currently held at other facilities around town. The outdoor pool will remain open to the public.
What will the new CRC do for Montrose and how is it funded?
The new CRC builds community and quality of life in Montrose, both for users of the facility, and for the entire community. Users pay affordable fees to enjoy the facility and the benefits of improved wellness, social connection, and fun. The community pays a small tax (0.3% City of Montrose sales tax) to enjoy the benefits the new recreation center brings to Montrose: improved appeal to new residents, increases in business and tourism, positive engagement for youth, and lower healthcare costs. Fees are intended to be affordable to maximize use. Fees also kept the tax increase needed as low as possible.
MRD Activity Guide
Community Recreation Center
Fit Zone Calendar
MRD Employment Application
Liability Waiver Form
Montrose Recreation Foundation