This year, the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District — commonly referred to as Met Rec — will celebrate its 42nd birthday. Like many of the area’s older organizations, Met Rec must adapt overtime to meet community needs.

As we move forward, it helps to know where we’re coming from. This is the first of four articles about Met Rec and how it serves the Gunnison Valley.

Met Rec differs from most Colorado recreation districts. In other mountain communities you will find recreation districts financing and operating community recreation facilities. Here, the historic focus has been television.

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