Water sports enthusiasts, competitors, and the fun-loving Montrose community are invited to enjoy the Fun on the Uncompahgre “FUNC Fest” at the Montrose Water Sports Park. The annual event is hosted by the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism and features a full lineup of events on water and land.
Open to all levels, water competitions include a downriver sprint for kayakers, stand up paddle (SUP) boarders, and recreational crafts, while the boatercross event targets kayakers and SUP. The public can bring their helmets and PFDs to take part in the FUNC-y River Parade.
For those who prefer to stay dry and revel in land-based activities, the FUNC Fest offers food, beer, music, and activities for all ages. Other land-based, kid- and family-friendly activities include a casting challenge, a pet welcoming party, disc golf, and mountain biking on trails adjacent to the river.
About the Montrose Water Sports Park
The Water Sports Park (WSP), located on the Uncompahgre River in Riverbottom Park in the heart Montrose’s premier parks complex, consists of 1,000 feet of river channel. The WSP is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be accessible by ADA standards. Designed with all citizens in mind, from ankle waders to expert kayakers, the WSP is complemented by terraced spectator and beach areas, allowing a safe space for viewing right on the river. Sustained irrigation flows on the Uncompahgre River make the park an enticing destination through late summer, long after other parks have lost their luster.