News and Press Releases

  • 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.

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

    Park and Recreation received a donation to purchase a pair of Black Swans and a pair of Mute Swans. Both pairs are yearlings and arrived in Great Falls last month. All waterfowl including the new swans will be released into Gibson Pond this Friday at 10:30am.

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

    The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, thanks to local businessman Jimmy Filipowicz of Steel Etc. The City of Great Falls Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Gibson Park.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Apr 11th, 2014 | full story

    The City will have compost and wood chips available for sale on Friday, April 18 from 8 am to 4 pm. Location – 1st left after Giant Springs turn off going east on River Dr. N. or 1st right before Giant Springs turn off going west on River Drive N., 18th Ave. North, follow the road for a ¼ mile: the area is on your left. Weather Permitting, call Park and Recreation first (771-1265).

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Mar 12th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls Golf Club and driving range opened on Friday, March 14. The gates and pro-shop open at 9:30 a.m. For tee times call Eagle Falls at 761-1078. The course will be open daily, weather permitting. Use of carts will be determined based on current conditions and will be evaluated on a daily basis.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Mar 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Get your teams together! The 2014 softball season starts soon. Team managers can pickup registration materials at the Park and Recreation Office (1700 River Drive N), starting Monday, March 10. League registration runs from March 10 through April 18.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Feb 20th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:           February 19, 2014

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

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:          January 17, 2014

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

    The City of Great Falls will be conducting their annual Spring Golf Lessons beginning the week of March 31st. Lessons include 4 days (Monday - Thursday) of personalized instruction, and an outdoor golf clinic on Saturday at Eagle Falls Golf Club. Fee is $75.00. Register at the Park and Recreation Office.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  December 13, 2013

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Nov 25th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    As part of the community’s annual holiday celebration, City staff removed a 40’ Blue Spruce on Friday, November 22, and placed it in front of the Civic Center.  Natural Resource staff will finish placing the lights on the tree this week and it will be lit at the Parade of Lights finale scheduled for Saturday, November 30,  at 6 p.m.  The tree will remain on display throughout the holiday season.