Great Falls is home to 57 beautiful parks. On the May 8 ballot, you’ll have the opportunity to support those parks. We on the River’s Edge Trail Foundation Board encourage you to vote YES!
We all benefit, directly or indirectly, from our parks, recreation facilities, and River’s Edge Trail. They add to our quality of life and serve as an inviting attraction for visitors. We believe we all have an obligation to help take care of them.
What is a park district?
A park district is a special-purpose district that can raise additional tax dollars to be used specifically for city parks. It is similar to the popular tree district that maintains boulevard trees in Great Falls historical neighborhoods.
Why does Great Falls need a park district?
The city Park and Recreation Master Plan identified $12.6 million in deferred maintenance and other operational needs. The annual budget allocation from the general fund is not enough to cover these needs. Establishing a park district will allow the Park and Recreation department to begin addressing the maintenance problems.
The Tribune also did a great article about 10 questions about the May 8 Park District and elementary levy election
If you are interested in supporting Park District #1, please consider following Preserve Our Parks on Facebook and attending the Town Hall meeting April 26 at 5:30 in Missouri Room of the Civic Center to learn more about the Great Falls Park District.