Wednesday December 7th
The City's Park and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and improving the heritage of parks and recreation facilities handed down from Paris Gibson and others. The Department manages more than 75 properties, including 1,200 acres of developed land in parcels ranging from small mini-parks to large urban parks and two municipal golf courses. The inventory of sites also includes about 310 acres of undeveloped parks like Wadsworth Park. Other facilities include the Community Recreation Center, Westside Community Center, Morony Natatorium, Electric City Water Park, Jaycee, and Water Tower Swimming Pools, Multi-Sports Softball Complex, Anaconda Hills Golf Course, and Eagle Falls Golf Club. Finally, the Department shares the responsibility for maintaining the River's Edge Trail.
Although the City of Great Falls also owns the baseball stadium (Centene Stadium) and associated facilities at Legion Park, the Great Falls Baseball Club operates it under a lease. More than 80,000 fans attend the Voyagers' games each summer. Legion Park is also the home of American Legion teams. There are at least six locations in the community where elementary schools are combined with parks to increase both recreational and educational opportunities.
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