Special Events

Water Safety Awareness Community Event
May is National Drowning Prevention Month.
This community event will include safety demonstrations by Lifeguards, safety awareness stations, games, prizes, and more. There will also be demonstrations from local safety agencies such as the Fire District, Police Department, and Colorado Division of Wildlife.
  • Day: Wednesday, May 27
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fee: FREE

Family Swim Lessons
A family that learns to swim together, stays safe together! Take advantage of these free family swim lessons. Skills taught will be similar to Levels 1 & 2, including basic water safety skills such as floating, forward and backward movement in the water. Space is limited, don 't delay in registering. The same skills will be taught at each session . Please limit enrollment to no more than 3 sessions.

  • Day: Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • Time: 5:00 - 5:45 pm & 6:00 - 6:45 pm
  • Fee: FREE
  • Class 1: Ages 4-7. Must have a participating adult family member in the water with child. Class size limit: 10 children
  • Class 2: Ages 7-10. Family members encouraged. Class size limit: 8 Children
  • Class 3: Ages 10-13: Class size limit: 10 Children
World's Largest Swim Lesson
Facilities from around the country will be attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records at the same time on this date; with your help we can do it!
  • Day: Thursday, June 18th
  • Time: 9:45am - 12:00 pm
  • Fee: FREE

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
MRD would like to thank our volunteers and theirs families for the invaluable service they provide to MRD and the Montrose community; many of our programs could not happen without your service. Please RSVP to your program coordinator and join us for complimentary Big Head BBQ, good company, and swimming.

  • Day: Sunday, July 19
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Fee: FREE for volunteers & their families
Friday Family Fun Night
The Montrose Recreation District encourages families to recreate together. We continue to offer our Family Fun Night so come together and join in the fun. We have discounted our general admission to $3 per family member.
  • Ages: All ages and families
  • Day: Every Friday Evening
  • Fee: $3 per person
  • Time: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Youth Appreciation Day
Take advantage of FREE swim and slide during Youth Appreciation Day! Cool off and refresh so you can enjoy activities all day long.
  • Day: Saturday, August 15
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:45 pm & 2:30 - 4:15 pm
  • Fee: FREE for youth under 18; $3/person over 18
Dog Days of Summer
An afternoon of swimming and fun for our four-legged friends and their owners! Aquatics staff will open up the inside pool, outside pool, and splash pad for responsible pet owners and their dogs. All dogs much be on a leash. Proceeds benefit MAPA (Montrose Animal Protection Agency).
  • Day: Monday, September 7
  • Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $5/person; Dogs Free

Birthday Parties

Please note that during all parties children under the age of 7 must be within arms length of a actively participating adult in the water.
  • Icing on the Cake
    • $3.75/person with 2 weeks advance notice
    • Available during our normal open swim times
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • Reserve a table and chairs for an additional $10.
  • Private Parties
    • 2 hours: 1-50 people in party - $150; 51-100 people in party - $220
    • 3 hours: 1-50 people in party - $200; 51-100 people in party - $300
    • Private Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Splash and Dash
    • $3.75/person with 2 weeks advance notice
    • Available during our normal open swim times.
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • There is no guarantee of a table
  • Water Wings
    • $120: a Wet and Wild party, as well as a 2 hour room rental
    • Available during Open Swim times on Saturdays and Sundays
    • Groups up to 15
  • Wet N Wild
    • $100: we provide the balloons, decorations, cake, ice cream and a lifeguard to play water games with the guests
    • Available during Open Swim times on Saturdays and Sundays
    • Children 6 and under must still be within arms length of an actively participating adult in the water
    • Groups of up to 15
  • Private Party Room
    • Private Party Room: $20 (Available anytime during open business hours, located on the pool deck)
    • Outside Shade Structure: $10
    • Table Rental: $10