Category Archives: Park and Rec

Staff asking commisision to postpone award of aquatic center contract for more review time

Commissioners will be asked during their Oct. 19 meeting to postpone awarding a contract for the new indoor aquatics center until their Nov. 2 meting. Bids were due on Oct. 13 and the city received four. Staff is currently reviewing the bids and costs to determine a recommendation. The bid includes a base bid and 22 alternates. Staff is asking

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City beginning leaf pickup in boulevard district

Leaf pickup in the boulevard district is underway. Staff from the forestry division of Great Falls Park and Recreation are going through the district daily and picking up loose leaves. Bagged leaves will be picked up later. New equipment and a labor shortage have delayed the release of the official leaf pickup schedule, according to Park and Rec. Residents of

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Portion of River’s Edge Trail closed for repairs

A portion of the River’s Edge Trail will be temporarily closed for repairs through Oct. 28, weather permitting. The project will replace the existing asphalt trail with a concrete surface from Central Avenue West northbound to the crosswalk near the skate park on the River’s Edge Trail. There may be periodic lane closures on River Drive North in relation to

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City breaks ground on indoor aquatics, recreation center

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana Air National Guard, held a groundbreaking ceremony ceremony on Sept. 15 at Lions Park. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. “We see a lot of great things in the future

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10th Street Bridge renamed for Arlyne Reichert

The 10th Street Bridge, which is owned by the City of Great Falls, has been renamed “Arlyne Reichert Community Heritage Bridge.” Commissioners voted during their Sept. 7 meeting to rename the bridge, which is no longer used for vehicle traffic, but is planned for reopening as a pedestrian and bike crossing to connect the River’s Edge Trail. True Brew to

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City planning aquatic center groundbreaking for Sept. 15

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard have scheduled the ground breaking ceremony for the new indoor aquatics and recreation center. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lions Park, 2701 10th Ave. S. City considering water main contract for aquatic center on Aug. 17 The U.S. Department of Defense awarded

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City considering water main contract for aquatic center on Aug. 17

During their Aug. 17 meeting, City Commissioners will consider the first of several construction contracts related to the new indoor aquatics and recreation center at Lions Park. Staff is recommending approval of a $136,860 contract to Trenchless Solutions for the water main relocation in the park. DoD finds no violation in city process for aquatic center The project includes construction

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