Montrose Recreation District Launches Master Plan Effort

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MONTROSE, Colo. — The Montrose Recreation District is launching its new comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Planning process to give guidance on how to meet the demands for future recreation, programming, environmental, and maintenance needs, as well as to establish priorities for facility improvements, future park development, and land acquisitions. Montrose Recreation District residents are invited to join in the process, as the District seeks feedback from all ages in our community about Montrose parks and how residents would like to recreate in the future.

“Diverse and vibrant parks, trails, special events, and recreation offerings are essential parts of our thriving community to provide healthier lifestyles and connected community members.” said Recreation District Board Vice-President Christina Files. “Montrose has become an increasingly attractive place for people to live, work and recreate. This Master Plan will give us the opportunity to create a shared vision for the benefit of us all.”

The District has hired PROS Consulting, INC. a leader in parks and recreation consulting nationwide and their Principal, Neelay Bhatt will be leading this project along with a team from Colorado-based Logan Simpson Landscape Architecture and ETC Institute from Kansas City. Bhatt states, “The Montrose Recreation District provides a richness of outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities for a growing number of people. This Strategic Master plan is a roadmap for the District’s future and we will strive to engage the community in the most inclusive and innovative manner possible to ensure the community’s values can shape the District’s future.”

To start, the District will conduct two virtual public input meetings to gather feedback from residents. These meetings will be open to the public and seek to engage the Montrose community while obtaining their input through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The first two virtual meetings are Wednesday, May 12 from 6-7 pm, and Tuesday, May 18 from 6-7 pm. Registration for the events can be found at www.makemymontrose.com.

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