Category Archives: Park and Rec

Feasibility study to replace Natatorium in the works; demolition planned by end of year

The city is moving forward with plans for a feasibility study for a potential new indoor aquatics facility. City staff are currently developing the request for proposals for what is an estimated $60,000 to $80,000 study. Staff said during the Sept. 9 Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting that they’re hoping to start the study this fall. Staff has said

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Pool closures, Drool in the Pool this week

Electric City Water Park closes for the season Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. Hours are 12-6 p.m., weather permitting. The neighborhood spray parks close for the season Aug. 27. Hours are 1-4 p.m., weather and attendance permitting. Water park prices include: Package B: Mitchell Pool, Power Tower Plunge water slides, and the Little Squirts Soak Zone, $5 for adults, $3 for

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City considering change to golf management agreement for alcohol license

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider an addendum to its agreement with CourseCo for management of the city’s two golf courses. The addendum would allow CourseCo to lease the city’s on premise alcoholic beverage license in conjunction with CourseCo’s operation of the city’s two golf courses during the agreement term through January 2022. CourseCo updates city on golf operations

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Children’s Museum updates city on plans for new site, possibility of parkland use

City Commissioners got an update on plans for the Children’s Museum of Montana during their Aug. 6 work session. The museum’s director Sherrie Neff told commissioners about their current design team and effort to involve Montana industries in building exhibits. Morony Park could be option for Children’s Museum in preliminary discussions They’re planning to include a Parkour course with options for adults and

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City Commission sets assessments for streets, boulevard, Portage Meadows, park district

City Commissioners approved several assessments during their Aug. 6 meeting. One member of the public, John Hubbard, spoke in opposition to all increases. A handful of other members of the public attended, but primarily for other agenda items. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes Commissioners unanimously approved the following assessments, some of which did not increase this year:

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City Commission to consider multiple assessment increases on Tuesday

The City Commission will consider several assessments during Tuesday’s meeting as part of the budget process. Boulevard District The Park and Recreation Department, Natural Resources – Boulevard Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 15,000 street trees located within the General Boulevard District. Services provided within the District are pruning, removal, planting, and streetscape design. The proposed increase for

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Sinkhole developed in section of River’s Edge Trail

A sinkhole has developed on a section of the River’s Edge Trail just east of Black Eagle Dam due to a new spring seeping under the trail. In July, the City Commission approved a $9,000 professional services agreement with TD&H Engineering to provide geotechnical engineering services to assess the trail and provide repair options. The River’s Edge Trail Foundation advises

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Slot knife workshop, Bat-tastic, mammoth hunt coming up at state parks in Great Falls

Several activities are coming up at Montana State Parks in Great Falls. The slot knife workshop with Billy Maxwell at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is Aug. 8-9 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Join First Peoples Buffalo Jump and Maxwell to learn and build your own primitive slot knife. This knife is the most common knife

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