These are just a few of the moments that will take place within our future regional Smelter City Recreation Complex (SCRC) in Anaconda. It’s exciting to envision a vibrant space where people of all ages can gather to enjoy the benefits of recreation, to exercise, to learn, and to spend time with family and friends. Thanks 100% to community donations, the project has completed a concept study, including conceptual drawings and construction-cost estimates for the facility. Financial forecasting is also complete. Without a doubt, a state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar, 75,000-sq.ft. complex will be expensive to build and operate. But, we know it can be done. Rewards from this effort will cascade in countless ways into Anaconda’s future. Individuals will reach personal goals, jobs will be created, visitors will have another reason to visit, and social capital will build in the community. “A community that plays together will stay together.”
This grassroots effort was initially affiliated with and championed by the Anaconda Community Foundation. On March 29, 2017, Smelter City Recreation Complex gained its IRS 501(c)(3) status.
Our mission is to construct and operate a multi-faceted recreation complex in Anaconda, Montana, promoting health and well-being through year-round social, recreational, and educational opportunities for people of all ages. The complex will also create jobs for area residents and will attract outside participation from around the state in sports tournaments, meets, and other activities, bringing revenue to Anaconda. We are committed to bringing to life a vibrant space where people of all generations can gather to enjoy the benefits of recreation, to exercise, to learn, and to spend time with family and friends.