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 Follow Friends of Rec on Facebook. Friends of Recreation Scholarship Application 

Admission Fees

Daily Admission  
Infant (4 & under) Free with paid adult
Youth (5-18) $5
Adult (19-59) $6
Senior (60+) $5
20 Punch Pass  
Youth $90
Adult $110
Senior $90
3 Month Memberships  
Youth $90
Adult $110
Senior $90
Families of 6 or more are also available at a rate of $30 per additional youth.
Annual Memberships Auto Pay Pay in Full
Youth $17.84/month $214
Adult $23.10/month $277
Senior $17.84/month $214
Family 2 $30.42/month $365
Family 3 $35.67/month $428
Family 4/5 $40.84/month $490
  1. Physical Address
    425 N Roger Smith Avenue
    Cortez, CO 81321


    Fax: 970-564-4086

    Facility Hours

    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

  1. Creighton Wright

    Creighton Wright

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Michelle Devall

    Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics

  3. Dana Weyand

    Administrative Coordinator