Category Archives: Park and Rec

CourseCo updates city on golf operations since taking over management

CourseCo took over operations of the city’s two municipal gold courses in February and during the July 16 work session, the City Commission got an update on their progress. Tom Bugbee, CourseCo’s chief operating officer, as well as Jeff Stange, the new general manager, and Keith Hollenback, golf superintendent, gave a brief overview on the transition and current operations. CourseCo

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7th annual kite festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park this weekend

Montana State Parks is hosting the 7th annual Buffalo Kite Festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park July 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. SkyWindWorld, Inc. founder Terry Zee Lee will be participating in the festival. Lee has worked with Native American artists from around the United States to develop unique buffalo-themed kites. Learn about the buffalo art

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Montana State Parks seeking comment on snowmobile grants

Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2019-2020 winter season. Public comment will be accepted through Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. The Montana Snowmobile Program, as administered by Montana State Parks, was established in the early 1970’s and is an essential component of both motorized and non-motorized winter recreational

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Neighborhood Council 4 meets this week

One neighborhood council meets this week. Neighborhood Council 4 meets at at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd St. N. Agenda items include committee updates, neighborhood concerns and informational discussion on the Siebel Soccer Complex by Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director. The council is the area north of 10th Avenue South from 36th Street North

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Children’s Museum eyeing city parkland for new facility

The Children’s Museum of Montana has been looking for a new location and has approached the city about potentially using parkland to build a new museum site. During the June 10 Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the museum’s director Sherrie Neff said “instead of just replacing what we’ve got,” they’re looking to create a new facility that meets the

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Electric City Water Park, with newly renovated bath house, opens June 10

The Electric City Water Park opens for the season at noon June 10 and will be open through Aug. 27. Hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, with the exception of Wednesdays, when the water park is open until 8 p.m. Pool rentals are available in the evenings. Park district projects continuing; plus golf course, dog park and tree trimming improvements The

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Chuck and Gerry Jennings are 2019 Paris Gibson Award winners

Chuck and Gerry Jennings are the 2019 Paris Gibson Award winners. The community activists were selected by members of the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee for their significant impact to the City, leadership for the community through volunteerism and actions for the betterment of the community exemplified by Paris Gibson, the founder of Great Falls, according to a release from

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Gibson Park restroom contract on Tuesday’s agenda for next park district project

The next major park maintenance district project is up for City Commission consideration this week. During the June 4 meeting, commissioners will consider awarding a $71,500 contract to Wadsworth Builders Company to remodel the Gibson Park restroom. Park district projects continuing; plus golf course, dog park and tree trimming improvements The project includes adding another urinal in the men’s restroom

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