Category Archives: Park and Rec

GFPS asking for rezone, aggregation of Kranz Park lots for parking lot, practice fields

During their Dec. 28 meeting, the city planning board will consider a request from Great Falls Public Schools district to vacate the rights of way for 17th Street South between 3rd Avenue South and 4th Avenue South and 4th Alley South and aggregate those vacated areas. This year the city swapped property with GFPS and the district got six lots

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Registration open for city adult basketball league

The Great Falls Park and Recreation department is accepting registrations for the 2022 City League Adult Basketball season. Registration continues through Jan. 14 and teams are registered on a first come/first served basis. There’s a limit of 18 mens teams. Team managers can register at the Park and Rec office at 1700 River Drive N., from 8 a.m. to 5

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City to consider lease of city parkland

The City Commission will consider during their Dec. 7 meeting setting a public hearing for Dec. 21 regarding the lease of a portion of Highland Park to the Electric City BMX Association. The proposed lease with the Electric City BMX Association is a five-year lease with an option to renew at the city’s sole discretion, according to the city staff

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Gibson Park pond wall repair underway

Work is underway to repair the failing pond wall in Gibson Park. The city awarded the contract to Ivers Construction and Concrete in September for $53,394. The project involves 120 feet of 8-feet by 12-feet reinforced sidewalk that will tie into the pond wall to keep it from failing further, according to Park and Recreation. City approves $18.34 million contract

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City approves $18.34 million contract for indoor pool construction

City Commissioners unanimously approved a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Coupled with the $1.8 million already spent on design and engineering puts the project about $470,000 over the $20 million budget.

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City staff recommending $18.43 million contract for new aquatic center

During their Nov. 2 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Staff is recommending approval of the contract. The new facility, as proposed, is about

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City leaf pickup begins Nov. 1

The City of Great Falls leaf pickup program in the boulevard district is Nov. 1-16. 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 residing within the boulevard district,

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Lions Park tennis courts closed for resurfacing, improvements

Park and Recreation is resurfacing the tennis courts in Lions Park beginning Oct. 25. The courts will be closed for the project, which is expected to be completed in the spring, weather permitting. City postpones decision on aquatic center construction contract The park maintenance district project includes new poles, fencing and an asphalt overlay of the courts. Williamson Fencing is

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City postpones decision on aquatic center construction contract

The City Commission voted unanimously to postpone award of the construction contract for the new indoor aquatics and recreation center to their Nov. 2 meeting. The city received four bids that were opened Oct. 13. The bids ranged from $17.9 million to $19.6 million for the base bid but there are 22 alternatives, that City Manager said at least some

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