The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District (MACRD) was formed as a parks and recreation district in November 2004. Originally named the "Swim Center District", the board of directors has voted twice to change the name, most recently in May 2017 to the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District "MACRD".
Two measures were approved at its inception, including a permanent tax rate and a bond levy to construct the Madras Aquatics Center (MAC) facility. The district serves approximately 14,000 residents within its district boundaries (generally mirroring the 509J Jefferson County school district boundaries).
An operating levy was approved by district voters in May 2013 and renewed in May 2018 to increase recreation offerings and invest in facility safety and maintenance. The district intends to ask voters to renew the operating levy in 2022/2023.
The MACRD is managed by a 5-member elected board of directors who hire an executive director to manage the day-to-day operations of the District. Currently the Madras Aquatic Center is the only district-managed facility.