Category Archives: Park and Rec

Commission votes to apply for $10 million federal grant for joint aquatics facility; use park district funds to match

The city’s application for a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward for a potential joint indoor aquatics and recreation facility for Great Falls and Malmstrom Air Force Base. City Commissioners voted unanimously during their June 16 meeting to authorize the city manager to submit a proposal to the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program and

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Park and Rec updates: Contract awarded to fix trail slide; park projects continuing; more on proposed joint pool facility

The landslide on the River’s Edge Trail from last summer is getting repaired, funded primarily by grant funds and donations. Last week, the City Commission awarded a $294,600 contract to Sletten Construction to repair the slide, roughly a half mile southwest of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The slide was caused by steep slopes, unstable soils and a natural

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City continuing to pursue grant for joint, indoor pool with Malmstrom; local firms donate services for initial concept, application

The city and Malmstrom Air Force Base are partnering to pursue a grant from the Department of Defense that would help fund construction of a new indoor aquatics and recreation facility. To complete the 18-page application and develop early concept designs, City Manager Greg Doyon told commissioners in May that a professional consultant would be needed to make a competitive

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City, Malmstrom partnering for grant for potential new, joint indoor aquatics facility

The city is working with officials at Malmstrom Air Force Base to potentially submit an application through a recently established Pentagon grant program to build a joint aquatics and recreation facility. The city and base officials have been discussing possible options for a joint facility since the Natatorium closed at the end of 2018. Pandemic hitting city, county budgets The

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Oddfellows restrooms on commission agenda; Rec Center reopening details

During their May 19 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $151,208 contract for a precast concrete restroom from CXT, Inc., an L.B. Foster Company of Spokane. The precast restroom would replace the aging restroom in Oddfellows Park and include an accessible stall, four stalls and two sinks on the women’s side; and an accessible stall, two stalls, two urinals

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Park and Rec progressing with park district projects; trail repairs; pandemic changes

The city Park and Recreation Advisory Board met May 11 with a quorum for the first time since November though they met without a quorum in January. Steve Herrig, Park and Rec director, updated the board on park district projects, as well as some being funded with Community Development Block Grant funds. Work is currently underway to rehab portions of

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City considering new lease agreements with three little league groups for parkland

The City Commission will consider three lease agreement of city owned property with little league associations during their May 5 meeting. City staff recommends approving the agreements, which are similar to those currently in use and those approved in the past, with: the Westside Little League Park for city property in Grande Vista Park with Westside Little League Association; Americans

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