News and Press Releases

  • 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.

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

    Are you still looking for a summer job? Saving money for college or your first car? The City’s Park and Recreation Department is still in need of lifeguards for the summer season. Being a lifeguard is a rewarding experience and provides a summer job with flexible hours, competitive pay and an ideal work environment. Learn more here.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 31st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Electric City Water Park opens for the season Friday, June 7.  The Water Park will be open from 11 a.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 | Thu May 23rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    After a temporary closure to repair the turf, the Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park has reopened. 

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

    Do you know someone who has made Great Falls great?  Nominations are now open for the fourth Paris Gibson Award, named for the founder of Great Falls. The Annual Paris Gibson Award has been established by the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee to honor a citizen of Great Falls who embodies the vision and excellence exemplified by the founder of Great Falls, Montana, Paris Gibson. Learn more here.

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

    The City of Great Falls and Recreational Trails Inc. are working to develop a maintenance plan for the River’s Edge Trail. The public is encouraged to participate in a survey regarding the trail’s maintenance. Survey responses will be used to help plan for funding, staffing and prioritizing maintenance efforts. The survey is available online until Friday, May 17.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon May 6th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Park and Recreation Department will have compost and wood chips available for sale on Friday, May 10 from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here for more information on the location and cost.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu May 2nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    National Travel and Tourism Week is May 4 – 12.  The City of Great Falls’ Visitor Information Center, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Great Falls Association, G.F. Chamber of Commerce, G.F. Lodging Association and the G.F. Tourism Business Improvement District join as partners to educate, promote and highlight tourism, one of the largest industries in Montana.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Apr 26th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013.  Join over 3,500 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.  Register the entire family in the one-mile jog and fitness walk and take advantage of our special family rate.

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

    Take advantage of early registration this week! The 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013.  Join over 3,500 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.  Register by April 21 to be included in the drawing for early registration.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Apr 11th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  April 11, 2013

    CONTACT: Giles Salyer, 771-1265
      Park Maintenance Supervisor

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

    The Park and Recreation Department will be extending registration for City League softball through Tuesday, April 23rd.   Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed leagues open.  Team registration fee is $450 and must be paid when registering. League play begins on Monday, April 29.

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

    Usage at the Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park has remained high this year due to a mild winter. However, the increased usage has caused the turf to become stressed. Beginning on Monday, April 15, the dog park will be closed for the next 4-6 weeks for turf repair. During the closure, the park will be irrigated, aerated, fertilized and over-seeded.  Park staff will monitor turf conditions and adjust the days/hours of operation based on turf conditions.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Apr 4th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There is no excuse for not having something fun to do this summer - the Park & Recreation Department has something for everyone. From summer camps, swimming lessons and pools, to golf and tennis. Checkout the 2013 Summer Guide to see what is happening in Great Falls this summer! Registration starts April 22.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 26th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Register now for the 34th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race being held on Sunday, April 28, 2013.  Join over 3,500 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.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 26th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don’t forget the City of Great Falls Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday.  The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, thanks to local businessman Jimmy Filipowicz of Steel Etc. The family friendly event will be held Saturday, March 30 at the south end of Gibson Park at 11 a.m.; it’s always fun no matter what the weather! 

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

    Eagle Falls Golf Club and Anaconda Hills Golf Course will open for the season at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15, and we couldn’t ask for better weather to kick off the season!  Gates and the the pro-shops open at 9:30 a.m. to schedule tee times.  For tee times call Eagle Falls, 761-1078 or Anaconda Hills, 761-8459.