News and Press Releases

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Nov 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Each holiday season the Forestry Division provides the Christmas tree that is placed in front of the Civic Center. This year the 40-foot spruce tree will be moved to the Civic Center on Friday, November 21, between 8 am-12 p.m. In order to allow room for the flat bed trailer to move the tree all vehicles from 2nd Avenue North, starting at 38th Street to 9th Street, should be moved off the street on Friday morning. The Christmas tree will be lit for the first time on Saturday, November, 29 as part of the Parade of Lights.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 14th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Due to the snow and cold temperatures the City of Great Falls Forestry Division will not be picking up leaves on Monday and Tuesday.  With the cold temperatures snow is not melting and it is impossible for homeowners to rake leaves. Leaf pick up was scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, however, in areas where the leaves have not been raked or picked up, residents are being asked to bag the leaves and put them out by garbage containers for pickup.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 14th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls is pleased to announce that Joseph Petrella will be joining the City as the new Park and Recreation Director. Joseph comes to Great Falls from Alexandria, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Division Chief for Recreation Services. Joseph has a broad background in recreation management with over sixteen years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Recreation Management from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) through the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Oct 28th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls and Anaconda Hills Golf Courses will close for the season this week. The last day of play at both courses will be Friday, October 31, weather permitting. For more information, call the Park and Recreation office at 771-1265. Winter Golf will begin at Eagle Falls November 15 and at Anaconda on January 2.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Oct 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City's Leaf Pickup Program begins next week Monday, October 27 through Tuesday, November 18. Residents within the Boulevard District area are being requested to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the street gutter. For those residing within the Boulevard District, the Natural Resources Division will vacuum leaves from the boulevards. The City's Street Division will be sweeping streets in conjunction with the leaf pick-up.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Oct 16th, 2014 | full story
    Leaf Pick-up

    Leaf pick up schedule starts Monday, October 27th thru November 18th

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Oct 15th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Sign up  for swimming lessons offered by the City of Great Falls Park and Recreation. Classes are for ages 6 months & older, from beginners to advanced, and are taught by YMCA/ American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Class sizes are limited so register now! Open swim is being offered on October 16 and October 17 at the Natatoruim.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Sep 11th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Sign up now for swimming lessons offered by the City of Great Falls Park and Recreation. Classes are for ages 6 months & older, from beginners to advanced, and are taught by YMCA/ American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Class sizes are limited so register now! All levels are available at each session. Classes are held at the Morony Natatorium (111 12th Street North).

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Sep 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Did you know that the Community Recreation Center offers something for everyone? From parent tot programs to noon basketball, zumba and insanity classes - there is something for every interest! The Community Recreation Center features a fitness center, workout classes and a "workout of the day" as well as dance classes and after school programs. Learn more here.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Aug 29th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss an opportunity to learn from and play soccer with soccer superstar Abby Wambach! She will be in Great Falls the weekend of September 20-21 to host an exciting weekend of soccer for kids of all ages! The weekend will feature a free "Come out and Play" event, an elite soccer camp for serious soccer players, a youth soccer camp for younger kids and a free team-building camp for high school teams of any sport. Learn more about the weekend here or visit getfitgreatfalls.org.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Aug 8th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Get your teams in for the 2014 Fall Volleyball League registration. Games begin Monday, August 11, 2014 and continue through Thursday, September 4, 2014. Teams are registered on a first come/first serve basis. Team managers can register at the Park and Recreation Office (1700 River Drive North), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 17th, 2014 | full story
    Drawing of a "Human Cannonball"

    All children are invited to take part in the 80th Annual Pet & Doll Parade on Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm.  This event is FREE to children of all ages.  This year’s theme is “Blast from the Past”.  Registration is ongoing at the Park & Recreation Office.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 17th, 2014 | full story
    tropical summer thoughts of palm trees and sunglasses

    Join the fun on Friday, July 18, as the Electric City Water Park hosts an "Aloha" Party complete with music, dancing, contests and a special menu.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 10th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Lions Family FunFest is Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Lions Park (10th Avenue South & 27th Street). The event is being hosted by the Great Falls Lions Club and Great Falls Park and Recreation. It should be a perfect day for families, neighbors and friends to gather for a day filled with fun, food, entertainment and celebration.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jun 26th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Stay cool this summer at one of the City's Neighborhood Pools or the Electric City Water Park!

     

     

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 13th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Beginning on Tuesday, July 1, the Natatorium will undergo changes in hours of operation. During the month of July the Natatorium will only be open to those who participatr in swimming lessons or Aquatic Solution classes. The Natatorium will be closed during the month of August for general maintenance. Lap swimming is available at the Mitchell Pool during the summer, Monday through Thursday from 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 6th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Electric City Water Park will not open this Friday as scheduled due to the cool temperatures predicted. The park will open instead on Saturday, June 7th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Electric City Water Park is open for the season! The Water Park will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Water Park includes the Mitchell Pool, the wading pool and interactive play structure (Little Squirts Soak Zone); the Power Tower Plunge (two great water slides); and the Flow Rider where participants can boogie board, ride the lazy river and head down the riptide slide.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Do you know someone who has made Great Falls great? Nominations are now open for the fifth Paris Gibson Award, named for the founder of Great Falls. Deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Anaconda Hills Golf Course will host Military Appreciation Days on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11. All active duty, immediate family, and retirees from all branches of the service will be eligible for a 25% discount on green fees, carts, and range balls. Eligible golfers are asked to present their ID card to receive the discounts.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 2nd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    After serving the City for 35 years, Marty Basta has announced his retirement. Marty started his career with the City of Great Falls in 1979 and for the past six years has been the Park and Recreation Director. Marty’s last day of work will be Friday, May 16, which is also his 60th birthday. The City of Great Falls wishes Marty the best in his retirement and thanks him for his service.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Apr 23rd, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

     

    DATE:        April 14, 2014

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Apr 18th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: April 14, 2014

    CONTACT: Sherri Floerchinger - 406-771-1265

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Apr 17th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Registration for Great Falls Park and Recreation Summer Programs starts Monday, April 21. Registration for all Summer Camps will be at the Community Recreation Center (801 2nd Ave. N) from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (6:30 a.m. on April 21 only). Registration for all other programs will be at the Park and Recreation Office (1700 River Drive N), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Apr 16th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 35th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014. The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Pacer the Penguin will be entered in the one-mile race and will be challenging kids of all ages. Register the entire family in the one-mile jog and fitness walk and take advantage of our special family rate.