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Cortez Recreation Center
Welcome to the Cortez Recreation Center, the hub for community health, wellness, fitness, and engagement. We serve as a resource to the community for all recreation pursuits and interests. The Recreation Center is active and engaging for all segments of the community. We inspire residents to be healthy, well, fit and engaged!
Our affordable fees, membership options, exceptional staff, and exciting, fun amenities make the Cortez Recreation Center a place you want to be. Enjoy a day with the family, get healthy and fit plus make new friends. Check out all that we have to offer and come visit us!
The Cortez Recreation Center is a beautiful 46,000 square foot facility situated in the 50-acre Parque De Vida just two blocks from Main Street (HWY 160). Upon entering the facility, guests are met by our friendly and helpful desk staff. After checking in at the lobby, guests can climb the monolithic climbing wall or play a game of pool. The natatorium offers families a children’s play area, a tot slide and play feature, a lazy river, and a 145-ft long enclosed tube slide. Also, swimmers and divers may swim laps in the competition lap pool or dive from the one-meter diving board. Two full-sized racquetball courts, 8,036 square foot gymnasium provide opportunities to play basketball, volleyball, pickleball, or free play, and other court games. Jog or run upstairs at the track that encircles the gym, or use cardio equipment and weight lifting machines. Classes are offered throughout the week and are included in most memberships or can be purchased separately. The classrooms are available to rent for family gatherings and events. Men’s, women’s, and family locker rooms allow space the change or shower after a workout. Beautiful parks surround the Center for outdoor opportunities including tennis, sand volleyball, pickleball, disc golf, and several picnic shelters for drop-in use or by reservation for parties, family gatherings, and/or special events.
Come join us, become a member TODAY! It’s all in the City …. The City of Cortez Parks and Recreation!
The Friends of Recreation Fund
Established June 2003
Raises money for scholarships to the Cortez Recreation Center for those who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees. The primary fundraising project was the "Stones for Scholarship" whereby individuals and businesses purchased inscribed stones set around the flagpole in front of the Recreation Center. For more information about the Friends of Recreation Scholarship, please contact their administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Friends of Rec on Facebook. Friends of Recreation Scholarship Application
|Infant (4 & under)||Free with paid adult|
|20 Punch Pass|
|3 Month Memberships|
|Annual Memberships||Auto Pay||Pay in Full|
425 N Roger Smith Avenue
Cortez, CO 81321
425 N Roger Smith Avenue Cortez CO 81321
Phone: : 970-564-4080Fax: : 970-564-4086
Monday - Friday
5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Natatorium hours and availability:
Monday - Friday, Sunday
Please call for hours and availability
Creighton WrightParks and Recreation Director
Michelle DevallRecreation Supervisor, Aquatics
Dana WeyandAdministrative Coordinator
Andrew SchaferRecreation Center Maintenance Coordinator