Category Archives: Park and Rec

Great Falls ranks 10th among Montana cities for fit lifestyles

Great Falls has been ranked 10th on the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles in Montana, ahead of Billings, Bozeman, Butte and Missoula. The list is from BarBend, a fitness and nutrition website, and made the rankings based on 11 weighted variables based on data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Census Bureau and Country Health Rankings &

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City has been awarded $10 million grant for indoor aquatics facility

Updated Sept. 22 with information from the Defense Department. The City of Great Falls has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense for a $20 million indoor aquatics facility. Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director, said that he had been anxious all day awaiting news of the grant award, since Sept. 15 had been the date

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City, GFPS planning land swap for aquatics facility, parking

The City of Great Falls is expecting to hear by Sept. 18 whether its been awarded a $10 million grant through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant would fund half of an estimated $20 million joint indoor aquatics facility that would be owned and operated by the city and open to the

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City, GFPS discussing possible parkland swap for proposed aquatics facility

Officials with the City of Great Falls and the Great Falls Public Schools district met Sept. 8 to discuss a possible land swap for the proposed joint indoor aquatics facility near Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city made the short list to be considered for a Defense Department grant for $10 million toward the project, which is an estimated $20

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2020 Ice Breaker is canceled

The 2020 Ice Breaker has been canceled. “Regrettably, Park and Recreation is cancelling the 2020 Ice Breaker Road Race due to health and safety concerns for participants, spectators, staff, volunteers and the community at large. Typically, the race attracts between 3,000-3,600 participants along with several thousand spectators and approximately 100 volunteers,” according to the Great Falls Park and Recreation Department.

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Jaycee Park improvements nearly complete, funded by park district

Improvements to the city’s Jaycee Park are nearly complete, including six new pickleball courts, a reconstructed basketball court, a new pavilion and ADA sidewalks. The city will complete seeding and sodding when the weather is cooler and will install picnic tables in the pavilion, according to the Great Falls Park and Recreation Department. Contract for Jaycee Park improvements on Nov.

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City seeking proposals for aquatics project

The city is seeking proposals for a qualified consultant or consultants to assist in developing the final design, bid documents, bidding process, construction documents and construction oversight, as well as grant management for the new joint aquatics facility with Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city is in the running for a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense

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County selects preferred design option for Art Higgins Memorial Park

County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to select their preferred option for future development in and around Art Higgins Memorial Park as part of the Black Eagle Superfund remediation. There is no timeline for the developments or funding identified, but the county wanted to have a selected plan so that when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does remediation work, the

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Fall adult basketball, volleyball league registration open now

Registration is open for the 2020 Fall City League Adult Basketball season through Sept. 9. Teams are registered on a first come/first served basis. There will be a limit of 18 teams maximum. Team managers can register at the Community Recreation Center, 801 2nd Ave. N., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Men’s and women’s leagues are offered. Registration fee per

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Great Falls one of 16 invited to formally apply for DOD grant for new aquatics facility

The City of Great Falls has been formally invited to submit a complete application for grant funding of up to $10 million toward a new, joint indoor aquatics facility with Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city, in collaboration with Malmstrom, submitted a proposal for a new facility, which is an estimated $20 million project in June. Commission votes to apply

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