If you've been by Lions Park, you've seen the huge mounds of dirt, and if you've gotten up to the fencing, you've seen the equally massive hole that all that dirt came from.  By now, you've probably heard about what's going on:  a new Recreation Center with an indoor pool and gym, replacing the Natatorium, which closed several years ago due to structural issues.

Construction is well underway, and and according to the web page Great Falls Park & Rec has set up for the project, it's expected to be finished by the fall of 2023.  Personally, I can't wait for this to be open, so I'm keeping a close eye on the work.

However, while the new Recreation Center may be a big attention-grabber, it isn't the only project GF Park & Rec has underway.  At the other end of Lions Park, they removed the fencing around the tennis court at around the same time work began for the new pool.  The court surface is in rough shape, so I'm curious to see if they plan to resurface it or if it will be moved entirely as part of the Rec Center project.

Other projects in progress across the city include installing surfacing at some of the play structures to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and as Nick Northern reported earlier this week on K99, annual maintenance over at the dog park.

If you're interested in finding out more, check out the GF Park & Rec web page, with information about these and other projects and programs.

My question to all of you now is this:  What other projects would you like to see Park & Rec look into?  Is there a section of the River's Edge Trail that needs some TLC? Gopher holes that need to be addressed?  Should the grill stations be replaced because they've all rusted out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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