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Should dogs be allowed in city parks? Board seeks public input

Should dogs be allowed in city parks? Board seeks public input

When the Billings Animal Control Board meets on Tuesday, it could be the first step toward lifting a half-century-old ban on dogs in developed city parks.

October 10, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Trail at Swords Park may be short, but it's sweet for bicyclists, strollers, pedestrians

Trail at Swords Park may be short, but it's sweet for bicyclists, strollers, pedestrians

The Aronson Bypass Trail at Swords Park may be short, but for bicyclists, babies in strollers and pedestrians alike, it’ll be sweet.

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Billings City Council gives assisted living a big assist

The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of S. 44th Street West and Monad Road in the Lenhardt Square Planned Development.

July 28, 2014 9:51 pmLoading…
10 newly resurfaced courts have tennis players smiling

10 newly resurfaced courts have tennis players smiling

After weeks of weather-related delays, 10 tennis courts at two Billings Parks have been given smooth new playing surfaces — and, in tennis parlance, there’s a lot to love.

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Safety, family and fun at the heart of parks improvements

Safety, family and fun at the heart of parks improvements

The board that oversees Billings’ 2,580 acres of parkland checked out some of the results of the $2 million-per-year citywide park district this week.

May 16, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system

2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system

You may not have noticed new electric eyes keeping watch along a pair of Billings bike paths, but they’re noticing you.

April 22, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Disc golfers, off-roaders may both get their pieces of High Sierra Park

Disc golfers, off-roaders may both get their pieces of High Sierra Park

Billings may indeed take a flier on constructing a new disc golf course at High Sierra Park in the Heights, but probably not during the upcoming fiscal year.

April 07, 2014 9:40 pmLoading…
Two million reasons why Billings parks are rounding into shape

Two million reasons why Billings parks are rounding into shape

In a city the size of Billings, it turns out that an extra $2 million annually courtesy of the taxpayers can significantly spiff up 2,580 acres worth of city parks.

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Billings City Council hears proposal to sell or swap unused parkland

Billings City Council hears proposal to sell or swap unused parkland

Fifty-eight years after it was set aside as a neighborhood park, a square parcel of land on Monad Road is still a six-acre field of weeds.

June 18, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Water fountain installation begins at High Sierra Dog Park

Water fountain installation begins at High Sierra Dog Park

While it's been in the plans since a local grass-roots committee started planning High Sierra Dog Park in the Heights in 2009, Thursday marked the first visible step in installing a long-promised, long-awaited water fountain at the park.

June 06, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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City opens new park on far West End

City opens new park on far West End

Sitting in the cool shade of a newly constructed pavilion in the middle of Yellowstone Family Park, Emilie Zimmey, 8, had her Monster High Dolls, her Squinkies and three friends to play with.

July 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dog park backers launch website, plan events

Dog park backers launch website, plan events

Building on the success of the High Sierra Dog Park in the Heights, a group working to build at least two more dog parks in Billings has launched a website and has some big events planned for this summer.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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City park planner Mark Jarvis

City park planner Mark Jarvis

City park planner Mark Jarvis, center, meets with Frontier Fence vice president Kimberly King and project manager Dustin Polak, and at left, Ed Bakken from the parks department as they discuss a new fence at the High Sierra Dog Park Friday morning, Aug. 5, 2011.

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Gazette opinion: Give students high marks for civic engagement

Gazette opinion: Give students high marks for civic engagement

When Skyview High School government students brainstormed a class project earlier this spring, they started generating ideas that could help the whole city.

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Skyview High students develop disc golf course for Heights park

The students in Skyview High's advanced placement government class are trying to practice what they've been preached.

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Fun run hopes to raise funds for proposed dog parks

It’s sort of like giving money to your dog, but you get the benefit, too.

August 12, 2010 10:17 pmLoading…
School celebrates tree planting

School celebrates tree planting

Park planner Mark Jarvis, from the city of Billings, posed a question to Burlington Elementary students on Thursday: “Who knows how important trees are? What are they good for?”

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