Category Archives: Park and Rec

Contract for Jaycee Park improvements on Nov. 5 commission agenda

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $238,262 contract to United Materials for improvements in Jaycee Park. The project will improve the park with a new basketball court, pickleball courts, pavilion and ADA compliant handicap ramps and sidewalk. With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year The improvements were identified as needs

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Ceremony Thursday celebrating new Gibson Park entrance

The entrance to Gibson Park had long been identified as a safety concern for park users since it was a skewed intersection with an extremely wide entrance to the park and has a high number of pedestrian crossings. This summer, the Montana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Great Falls, completed a $577,000 project to make the

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Section of River’s Edge Trail closed to fix drainage issues

A portion of the River’s Edge Trail is closed temporarily for a construction project. Montana State Parks is closing the trail beginning Oct. 17 until construction is complete to improve storm water drainage issues on the portion of trail that often floods and becomes impassable. The closed section of trail is located on the east side of Giant Springs Road

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Cold, snow kills city trees; parks will be repaired after water main river crossings

The recent snow storms and cold temperatures wreaked havoc on trees citywide, including memorial trees. Todd Seymanski, city forester, said during the Oct. 14 Park and Recreation board meeting that as of Friday, the forestry division had logged 557 regular hours, 130.25 overtime hours and 13.5 hours by a contractor to clean up hanging branches and downed limbs. That time

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Leaf pickup begins Oct. 21 in Boulevard District

The City of Great Falls leaf pickup program begins Oct. 21 in the Boulevard District. Area schedules will be followed, but are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, personnel availability or unforeseeable emergencies. All schedule changes will be posted on the city website or the Park and Recreation Facebook page. For those in the Boulevard District, the Natural

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No bids received for Gibson Park Trail repair; staff recommends rebid in January

City staff is recommending that commissioners readvertise and rebid the Gibson Park Trail restoration in January since no bids were received by the Oct. 9 deadline. The projects includes an asphalt overlay and updated Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps and crossings. The project, in conjunction with Montana Department of Transportation updates to the park entrance, would bring the resurface

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Residents asked not to place leaf piles in gutters

Residents in the boulevard district who have started leaf cleanup are asked to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the gutter next to the street. Great Falls Park and Recreation sent the reminder on Monday stating that leaves piled in the street gutter become nearly impossible to collect after they’ve been rained, snowed and

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