Category Archives: Park and Rec

City budget approved; work on aquatics center continuing

City Commissioners unanimously adopted their budget during their July 20 meeting for the current fiscal year. The budget does not include any tax increases and has been discussed in several commission work sessions. City Manager Greg Doyon has called this a continuation of the city’s economic recovery budgeting. City budget proposal includes no tax, utility increases There are also no

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City planning River’s Edge Trail improvements

During their July 6 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $176,915 contract to MRTE, Inc. for improvements to the River’s Edge Trail. The project will replaced about 1,130 linear feet of asphalt surfacing with 5-inch reinforced concrete at grate and the 8-foot wide trail will connect with the existing concrete sidewalk at Central Avenue West and the end of

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July 4 festivities, closures

The Great Falls Municipal Band will present a free “Patriotic Summer Celebration” concert on June 30 in the Mansfield Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Pre-concert entertainment from Miss Linda’s Studio Centre begins at 5:45 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will feature familiar patriotic selections and marches as well as a

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City planning installation of new restroom in Lions Park

During their June 15 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding $79,447.61 contract to Horn Construction for utility and site work for the new precast concrete restroom at Lions Park. The project new restroom will replace the aging restroom located in Lions Park and will be installed by CXT of Spokane. Commissioner approved the purchase of the restroom from CXT in

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Commissioners approve permit, aggregation and vacating streets for aquatics center

City Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit, vacating streets and aggregating lots for the planned Aim High Big Sky indoor aquatics and recreation facility in Lions Park. The city was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Defense Department for the project and will match its own $10 million by bonding against the park maintenance district and using

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Commission holding public hearings on portions of aquatic center project during May 18 meeting

During their May 18 meeting, City Commissioners will hold public hearings on actions for the planned Big Sky Aim High indoor aquatics and recreation center at Lions Park. They’ll be considering requests for a conditional use permit, vacating streets and aggregating lots. In April, they approved a resolution of intent to vacate 28th Street South between 8th Avenue South and 10th

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Dog park will close for maintenance and turf repair

High use at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Trailside Dog Park has caused considerable turf damage to the park. Starting May 11, the dog park will be closed to the public for maintenance and turf repair and is tentatively scheduled to reopen June 21. During the closure, the park will be fertilized, overseeded, irrigated and additional landscape repair and Great

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City Commission sets public hearing on permit for aquatics facility

City Commissioners voted unanimously during their April 20 meeting to set public hearings for actions related to the planned Big Sky Aim High indoor aquatics and recreation center. They did not yet approve the conditional use permit for the facility as the public hearing is required before they can vote on the matter. They approved a resolution of intent to

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