Our Story

In 1998, in response to the request of concerned citizens a Blue Ribbon Committee representing a broad cross section of the community (business owners, educators, parents and involved community leaders) was formed. The focus was to determine the interest of the Greater Mountain Home Community in expanded recreation and cultural opportunities. Mt Home was poised for continued significant growth and the creation of a recreation district would be a positive and proactive response to those changes. In 2001, the WECRD was established to provide adequate recreation facilities for public use in Elmore County and in 2003 the board selected a facility site to begin work on bringing the community of Mountain Home year-round recreational opportunities.
A multipurpose community center serves as a hub for various activities, including education, recreation, social gatherings, and more. By investing in such a facility, taxpayer funds are used to enhance community cohesion, promote physical and mental well-being, provide spaces for learning and skill development, and foster a sense of belonging among residents. Additionally, our center will offer programs and services that benefit individuals of all ages and backgrounds, contributing to the overall enrichment of the community and potentially even generating economic benefits in the long run.
Over the years the blueprint of the recreational facility has changed but the mission remained the same, to bring the community a year-round family recreational facility. The Aquatic Center is just the beginning of many possibilities.