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.
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.
You may not have noticed new electric eyes keeping watch along a pair of Billings bike paths, but they’re noticing you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Skyview High School government students brainstormed a class project earlier this spring, they started generating ideas that could help the whole city.
The students in Skyview High's advanced placement government class are trying to practice what they've been preached.
It’s sort of like giving money to your dog, but you get the benefit, too.
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?”