MRD Board Gives Green Light to Developing New Recreation, Aquatic Center

May 30th @ 8:44 am in News by Scott Staley


(Montrose, CO)

The Montrose Recreation District Board has voted unanimously to create a Master Plan that will usher in the development of a new centralized Recreation District headquarters and Aquatic Center on a recently acquired 26-acre parcel at Woodgate and Ogden.  Montrose Recreation District Executive Director Ken Sherbenou says approximately 50-percent of the cost of creating the Master Plan will be covered by grant funding from the Department of Local Affairs.

Sherbenou says that initial plans call for the construction of both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities at the site.  He adds that ultimately the old indoor pool at the current Aquatic Center will likely be converted into an indoor Turf Center, allowing for recreational use indoors as an alternative to outdoor play.  The Montrose Recreation District is funded by up to four mills from the county’s property tax, along with fees collected from recreational facility users, sponsorships from the business community, and volunteer fundraisers.