Special Events

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.
Free Lunch Program
The Montrose County School District, MRD and the Colorado Department of Education are teaming up to provide free meals for youth at the Aquatic Center, Olathe Elementary School & Centennial Middle School. Youth will be served a free, nutritious lunch throughout the summer on weekdays from June 2 - August 1 (No lunches June 30 - July 4)
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Fee: FREE
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Family Swim Lessons
Class size is limited to 20 children, accompanied by an adult family member. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours before each class. Learn the basics of water safety, and swimming skills with your family for FREE! Skills taught will be similar to Level 1.  To sign up for these classes, call the Aquatics center up to 48 hours before the class to save your spot. Spots will be granted on a first come/ first serve basis. 
  • Day: Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:15 & 6:20 - 7:00 pm

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: Friday, June 20
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fee: FREE
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
MRD would like to thank our volunteers and their 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. 
  • Date: Sunday, June 29
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Fee: FREE for volunteers & their families
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 16
  • Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm & 2:00 - 4:15 pm
  • Fee: FREE for youth under 18; Adults: $3
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 must be on a leash. Proceeds will go to MAPA (Montrose Animal Protection Agency). 
  • Day: Monday, September 1
  • Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Admission: $5/human, 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