News and Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Anaconda Hills will open for Winter Golf, November 15 – December 31; followed by Eagle Falls January 2 – February 15; contingent on weather conditions.  Hours will be 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and be locked at 3:30 p.m.  All golfers must be off the course before 3:30 p.m. There will be no charge to golf during Winter Golf.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It’s time to sign up for the 2014 City League Adult Basketball season.  Registration begins on Tuesday, November 12, and continues through Thursday, December 26, 2013 or until league limits are reached.  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 am- 5 pm.

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

    The Park and Recreation Department recently received a generous donation from the Haffner-Lynn family to rebuild the Haffner Trail in Russell Park. The mile long Haffner Trail was originally funded and built in 2001 with a donation from Janet Haffner in memory of her late husband R.K. “Bob” Haffner. The City of Great Falls and the Park and Recreation Department would like to thank Janet Haffner-Lynn for her on-going support and generosity to our City parks.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Oct 25th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  October 25, 2013

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

    Anaconda Hills will open for Winter Golf, November 15 – December 31; followed by Eagle Falls January 2 – February 15; contingent on weather conditions.  Hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and be locked at 3:30 p.m.  All golfers must be off the course before 3:30 p.m.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Oct 23rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City's Leaf Pickup Program is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 28 and will continue through Thursday, November 14. For those residing within the Boulevard District, the Natural Resources Division will vacuum leaves from the Boulevards.  The City Street Division will be sweeping streets in conjunction with the leaf pick-up.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Oct 16th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  October 16, 2013

    CONTACT: John Smith, 771-1265 - Park Maintenance Supervisor

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Oct 11th, 2013 | 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.  Sessions run Monday-Thursday for two weeks or Saturdays for six weeks. Class sizes are limited so register now!  Also check out the additional Open Swim times for school holidays.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Oct 11th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  October 9, 2013

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Sep 11th, 2013 | 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.  Sessions run Monday-Thursday for two weeks or Saturdays for six weeks. Class sizes are limited so register now!

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Sep 6th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  September 6, 2013

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Aug 29th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Electric City Water Park is going to the dogs for the first ever “Drool in the Pool” event on Saturday, September 7, from 10 am – 1 pm.  The cost is $5 per canine and only one dog per person please. Take your favorite BBF  (best buddy forever) for a swim at the Mitchell Pool.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Aug 28th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Get out and enjoy one last weekend of great summer weather at the Electric City Water Park.  The  Water Park will wrap up the season Saturday-Monday, August 31st  – September 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The weekend will be hot and sunny – perfect to enjoy the park, pools, slides and lazy river!   For information over the weekend, call the Electric City Water Park, 406-454-9008. 

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Aug 15th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Registration is now open for the 2013 Fall Co-Ed Softball League and runs through Wednesday, August 21st.   Team managers can register at the Park and Recreation Office, 1700 River Drive North, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Aug 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Water Tower and Jaycee Pools will be open through Sunday, August 18 and then will close for the season.  Hours are 1:00-5:45 p.m.  Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for youth (3-17), one child 2 & under is admitted free with paying adult, additional children 2 & under are $1.00.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Aug 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    “Dancing Under the Stars Teen Party” is Friday, August 9 at the Electric City Water Park.  Dance and swim the night away.  There’s no limit to the dancing that will be going on – dance in the Lazy River, dance on the deck of the Flow Rider, dance around the Mitchell Pool or dance in the park.  Take time out to swim in the pools, hit the water slides, and ride the Lazy River and boogie board on the Flow Rider. 

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Jul 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 79th Annual Pet and Doll Parade is Thursday, July 25.  The parade begins at 7:00 p.m.   The theme of this year’s parade is “Seize the Fun”.  Divisions include:  1) Pet, 2) Circus, 3) Occupational, 4) Doll, 5) Sports, 6) Cartoon, 7) Characterization, and 8) Frontier, with several categories in each division. Register at the Park & Recreation Office.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jul 16th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    All children are invited to take part in the 79th Annual Pet & Doll Parade on Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm; and pets  are welcome.   This event is FREE to children of all ages.   This year’s theme is “Seize the Fun."  Registration is ongoing at the Park & Recreation Office.  Participants will receive their identification/category tag when they register.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 11th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surf’s Up at the Electric City Water Park for “Dive In Movie” Night, Friday, July 12 at the Electric City Water Park, and it promises to be a great evening at the pools, slides and Flow Rider!  Take part in a night of surfing fun including the showing of “Surf’s Up”.  Check out the popular movie at www.surfsup.com/.  Come dressed in your “surfer clothes” and join the fun. 

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jul 10th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 5th Annual Lions Family FunFest is Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lions Park located at 10th Avenue South and 27th Street.  The event is being hosted by the Great Falls Lions Club and Great Falls Park and Recreation. It is an event for families, neighbors and friends to gather for fun, food, entertainment, and celebration.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 26th, 2013 | full story
    Swimmers

    The Jaycee and Water Tower pools will open for the season on Saturday, June 29 and will be open until August 18. Hours are 1:00-5:45 p.m. daily. Jaycee Pool is located at 4th St. and 23rd Ave. N.E. and Water Tower Pool is located at 34th St. and 7th Ave. S.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend at the Electric City Water Park!  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 and in honor of dads, the Water Park has free admission for all fathers accompanied by their family.  Steve Keller with 97.9 will be doing a live remote from 11:30-1:30 p.m. and there will also be lots of prizes to give away.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  June 13, 2013

    CONTACT: Cindy Stein, 771-1265

    Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss the Zumbathon Charity Event on Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center (801 2nd Avenue North).  To participate, there is a minimum $10 donation and all proceeds will go to the Relay for Life.