Category Archives: Park and Rec

Swimming lessons resume at MSDB

Park and Recreation is offering swimming lessons to the public at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. After some mechanical difficulties, the pool is repaired and swimming lessons will resume beginning March 16. Registration is now open. MSDB pool should reopen soon after mechanical repairs  Swim Lessons:  Weekday Lessons: $40 per child – 2 week sessions Times: 5-5:45

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Project to reroute River’s Edge Trail reaches fundraising milestone

Efforts to reroute the River’s Edge Trail along the Missouri River from Broadwater Bay to the 1st Avenue North Bridge area. The River’s Edge Trail Foundation, City of Great Falls and other groups have struggled for nearly 30 years to find a way to reroute the convoluted jog the trail makes behind the police department, water park and crosses two

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City received two grants for West Bank Park improvements

Great Falls Park and Recreation received funding through the Missouri-Madison River Fund for improvements in West Bank Park. The department was awarded $13,340 toward repairing the non-motorized boat launch that was originally constructed in 2011, with River Fund grant funds. Trail upgrades planned in West Bank Park Since then, the gravel path to the ADA docks have eroded significantly and

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Park and Rec improvements underway, through park district, grants, CDBG funds

Work will soon be underway for renovations to the Electric City Bathhouse. Last week, the City Commission approved a $617,400 contract to Wadsworth Builders Company, Inc. to upgrade the facility that was originally built in 1936. Park district projects underway The cost will be offset in part by $282,233.50 in Community Development Block Grant funds that were also approved by

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County ZBOA to hold hearings on hemp facility, FWP headquarters expansion

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider a special use permit for a hemp processing facility during their Feb. 14 meeting at 9 a.m. Paul Leach of Venture Property and Leasing, LLC has applied for a SUP to allow a value-added agricultural commodity processing facility on this nine acre property. Leach wrote in the application that the facility

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MSDB pool should reopen soon after mechanical repairs

City staff are working with the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind and are expecting the Mustang Center pool to reopen by the end of the week. The pool is about one-third the size of the Morony Natatorium, according to Marian Permann, the city aquatics facilities supervisor. During Monday’s Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Permann said the pool

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Great Falls named outstanding urban forestry community of the year

Great Falls has been named the outstanding urban forestry community for 2018 by the Montana Urban and Community Forestry Association. The nonprofit will be present the award during next week’s City Commission meeting. Todd Seymanski, city forester announced the award during Monday’s Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. The association gives out these awards annually and according to their request

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City aquatics programs temporarily suspended due to mechanical issues

The Mustang Center Pool, located at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, is temporarily closed due to mechanical issues. That means Park and Recreation aquatics programs at MSDB, including water aerobics, independent exercise, aquatic solutions/therapeutic classes and swimming lessons. City swim lessons at MSDB delayed to Jan. 21 The school’s administration is working on the problem and will

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