Fast Facts

Montrose Recreation District


  • Formed: 1956
  • Boundaries: eastern half of Montrose County
  • Form of government: special district
  • Current population: 31,512
  • Housing Units: 14,675
  • Board of Directors: seven elected directors
  • Total number of employees: 333 (22 Core Staff and 311 part time Staff)
  • Assessed valuation: $472,167,347
  • Mill Levy
    • Operating: 4.5 for 2021
    • Debt: 0.000
  • Outstanding long-term debt: $47,560,804 (Certificates of Participation)

Annual MRD Operating Revenue


As a special district, we do not receive funding from the City of Montrose or Montrose County. For full budget details Click here.

District Boundaries


The District covers a large land area of approximately 500 square miles. The boundaries are roughly south to the county line, east to the county line, north about one-half way up Menoken Hill, and west extending approximately 12 miles from the Montrose City limits onto the Uncompahgre Plateau. The district boundary map can be viewed online or you can stop by the Aquatics Center front desk.

It should also be noted that lands over 40 acres are generally omitted from the District boundaries, therefore ranches and farms are usually excluded from the District. This is a result of the original special district law enacted by the State of Colorado. The County Assessors Office keeps records of these larger tracts, which become subdivided, and are then included in our District.