Category Archives: Park and Rec

Ice Breaker registration opens March 6

The 43rd annual Ice Breaker road race is April 23. More than 3,400 runners, joggers and fitness walkers enter the race each year and range from recreational walkers, families enjoying an outing, to serious competitive runners. The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Pacer the Penguin will be

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Two Great Falls projects picked for funding from NorthWestern Energy, River Fund

NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund have awarded grants for nine public recreation improvement projects. NorthWestern Energy’s $196,500 in funding and $511,538 from the Missouri-Madison River Fund will be combined with $361,928 from agency and project partners to complete nine projects totaling more than $1 million in 2023. Awarded projects include two in Great Falls: the existing drinking water fountain

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CDBG funds awarded for Nat demolition, park upgrades

City Commissioners approved $200,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding during their Feb. 7 meeting for the demolition of the Natatorium. The Park and Recreation department plans to remove the Nat building and install a new play structure, pavilion, sidewalks and update the basketball court. The project is expected to be completed in the fall. City plans to demolish Natatorium

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Grant funds to demolish Natatorium on Feb. 7 city agenda

City Commissioners will consider during their Feb. 7 meeting approving a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant agreement with the Park and Recreation Department for the demolition of the Natatorium. The proposal includes the removal of the Nat building, plus the installation of a new play structure, sidewalks and an updated basketball court. The project is expected to be completed in

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City plans to demolish Natatorium by end of June

City Commissioners voted unanimously during their Jan. 17 meeting to approve a contract for the first stages of demolishing the Natatorium. Commissioner approved a $34,250 professional services agreement with TD&H Engineering for design and construction phases to support the demolition of the 17,200 square foot Natatorium, which has been closed since the end of 2018. The decision to close the

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Registration open for adult city league basketball

Registration is open for the 2023 city league adult basketball season. Registration is open through Jan. 20 and teams are registered on a first come, first served basis. There’s a limit of 16 men’s teams and six women’s teams. Team managers can register at the Park and Recreation office, 1700 River Drive N., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5

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Construction progressing on city’s new indoor aquatic facility

aquatic center rendering

Construction is progressing on the city’s new indoor aquatic and recreation center in Lions Park. The new indoor aquatics and recreations center is 45,000 square feet of new construction that will include a recreation pool, lap pool, gym, fitness center, walking track, multipurpose room, party room, locker rooms, restrooms, child watch area, lobby, offices, storage and mechanical rooms at 900

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Electric City Winter Classic youth basketball tournament is in January

The 2023 Electric City Winter Classic youth basketball tournament, sponsored by Steel Etc. and the Great Falls Community Recreation Center, will be held over two weekends this year. The Girls Youth Tournament including teams, grades 3-8 is Jan. 7-8. The Boys Youth Tournament including teams, grades 3-8 will be Jan. 14-15. The registration deadline is Dec. 20 or when the

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