News and Press Releases

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 13th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City will have compost and wood chips available for sale on Friday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Location – 18th Ave. North (close to Giant Spring turn off), follow the road for a 1/2 mile: the area is on your left.  Weather permitting (if raining/snow); call Park and Recreation Department first.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon May 9th, 2016 | full story
    Pacific Steel and Recycling Dog Park

    Extra use during the unusually warm and dry winter has caused considerable turf damage at the dog park.  Starting Wednesday, May 11, the dog park will be closed for approximately four weeks for turf repair.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed May 4th, 2016 | full story
    Happy Kid at Swimming Pool

    Enjoy a night of fun for the whole family at the Dive-In Movie, featuring Finding Nemo, at the Morony Natatorium Friday, May 6.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Apr 18th, 2016 | full story
    Cover from the 2016 Summer Guide

    Registration for Park and Recreation Summer Programs starts Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Apr 14th, 2016 | full story

    The ducks and swans will be released into Gibson Pond on Monday, April 18, 2016.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Apr 13th, 2016 | full story
    "Beat the Chill" 2016 Ice Breaker Road Race

    Early registration for the Ice Breaker ends Saturday.  Register Monday - Friday at the Park and Recreation Office, online, or at Universal Athletic and Scheels Stores.  The last chance for early, in-person registration is Saturday, April 16, at Scheels in Holiday Village Mall.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Mar 30th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Anaconda Hills Golf Course will open for the season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1.   The driving range will also open at 9:00 a.m.  Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the pro shop opens at 8:30 a.m. to schedule tee times.  Tee times can be made two days in advance by calling either pro shop; Anaconda Hills, 761-8459 or Eagle Falls, 761-1078 (9:30 a.m. through March 31, 8:30 a.m. beginning April 1).  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 | Tue Mar 29th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Park and Recreation has partnered with Pros Consulting, Inc.  to develop a Park and Recreation Master Plan and one of the most important components of the Master Plan is assessing what the needs of the community are and what is important to the community through public participation.  This is your opportunity to express your thoughts about the facilities and programs provided by the Park and Recreation Department.  Participate in the Master Plan Survey here.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 29th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Participate in the Park & Rec Survey.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Mar 21st, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, thanks to Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz of Steel Etc. The family friendly event will be held Saturday, March 26 at the south end of Gibson Park at 11 a.m. It's always fun no matter what the weather!  The Hunt will feature over 6,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes. In addition, there will be special treats for all participants.  The Easter Bunny will be making a guest appearance so don’t forget your basket!

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 15th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls Golf Club will open for the season at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15.  The driving range will open at 10 a.m.  Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; the pro shop will also open at 9:30 a.m. daily to schedule tee times.  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. Anaconda Hills Golf Course will open Friday, April 1.  Anaconda Hills’ season passes will be honored at Eagle Falls through March 31.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Mar 14th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 37th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race will be held Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Join close to 4,000 runners, joggers and fitness walkers who enter the race each year.  Participants range from recreational walkers, families enjoying an outing, to serious competitive runners.  The five-mile road race offers a competitive format; and the three-mile run offers both a competitive and recreational format. Registration is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park and Recreation office at 1700 River Drive North. Entry fees are $14 for 10 and under, $20 for 11 and older, $58 for a family of four.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Mar 10th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Park and Recreation is taking team registration for men’s, women’s and coed softball leagues. Teams can register at the Park and Recreation Office, 1700 River Drive North, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Registration forms are available online. League play is scheduled to start on May 2nd.  $450 fee must accompany your registration with an additional $250 ($450 double headers) due prior to league play starting. All teams must be registered by April 22nd.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Feb 23rd, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Start the weekend out right with a special open swim scheduled for Friday, February 26th at the Natatorium.  The event will feature the Wibit, an aquatics obstacle course that transforms an ordinary pool into a water adventure, entertaining kids of all ages. Hours are 4:00-8:00pm.  Admission is $5 per person.  The Wibit is also available to rent during private parties.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Feb 8th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a special open swim scheduled for Monday, February 15th at the Natatorium.  The event will feature the Wibit, an aquatics obstacle course that transforms an ordinary pool into a water adventure, entertaining kids of all ages. Hours are 1-4 p.m. and admission is $5 per person.  

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 12th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to a Park & Recreation Master Plan Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 20. Two meetings will be offered, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). The purpose of the Park & Recreation Master Plan is to create a clear set of objectives and provide direction for development and enhancement of the City’s parks and recreation system for the short-term, mid-term and long term. Areas of focus include parks, trails, urban forest, recreation/aquatic programs, and amenities/facilities.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 5th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls & Park & Recreation is now registering for adult golf lessons.  Classes focus on individual attention, video error correction, and touches on long and short game fundamentals for beginners, with specialized shots made available to the more advanced students. asses are offered Monday-Saturday (excluding Friday), starting March 28th or April 4th,  fee to register is $75.00.  Registration held at the Park & Recreation Office, 1700 River Drive North.  For more information call 771-1265.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 5th, 2016 | 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 to adult, 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 | Tue Dec 8th, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Oct 30th, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Oct 19th, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Oct 12th, 2015 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

     

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Oct 7th, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Sep 23rd, 2015 | full story

    Archived news item.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Sep 15th, 2015 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    DATE: September 14, 2015
    CONTACT: Lonnie Dalke, 771-1265
    Park Supervisor