Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity

Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity

What is CCRC?

The Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity (CCRC) will be a public, year-round, indoor space where the community can gather and engage in shared experiences, invest in physical, social and emotional health, and develop social networks that reinforce a sense of community.

Three-dimensional overview of facility
Credit: MMW Architects

The CCRC, a city-owned and operated facility, is designed as an adaptive multi-use facility that is “a confluence of active opportunities for all.” This planned expansion (Phase 2) of the Currents Aquatic Center (Phase 1) in McCormick Park is focused on engagement, recreation, and the arts.



Year Round

For All Ages






The advancement of a community center for Missoula relies heavily on community input and community support. Over 150 citizens participated in the citywide Celebrate 2000 forums that planted the seed for a community center. 

Over time, many individuals and organizations have come forward to advance and refine the concept.  Our collective idea continues to evolve, but the need has never faltered.

The Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity (CCRC) manifests its potential through four main components:

Swim instructor in the water with two young kids

Once the CCRC is funded, a public process led by the City of Missoula Parks and Recreation will further refine and define these components.

Multi-purpose gym with walking / running track


Café and customer service

Ballroom / event space

Early learning center

Hangout spaces

Catering kitchen

Aging adults space

The Currents Aquatics facility

Multi-form theatre

Youth / teen space

Attendant support spaces

Resource center

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  • Concierge
  • Customer Service
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Program Staff
  • Program Counselors
  • Site Facilitators
  • Greeting Area
  • Coffee/Snack Bar
  • Covered Outdoor Patio
  • Work Room
  • Staff Room
  • Conference Room
  • Management Offices
  • Theatre/Dance Staff
  • Operations Staff
  • Storage
  • Restrooms
  • Custodial Closets
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Telecom Rooms


The Currents Center for Recreation and Creativity (CCRC) is all about celebrating who you are and what you love doing. We will strive to create a safe place where you feel welcomed and can have fun. Possible activities are numerous and varied. You may ever discover the unexpected.

After School Care


Preschool Programming


Adult / Sr Sports & Fitness

Cultural Interest

Youth Sports & Activities

Youth & Adult Educational Programming


… and much, much more. Just imagine.