By coincidence, Yellowstone County and the city of Billings undertook major cleanups of transient encampments last month.
The Billings City Council agreed to pay for a new "speed slide" at the Rose Park pool Monday night.
In addition to a pair of votes related to the possible construction of a FedEx Ground transportation hub on the West End, the City Council will deal with a long agenda Monday night.
The City Council spent three more hours Monday night learning about millions of dollars' worth of needs in the Billings park system.
Water pours onto an ice rink under construction at Veterans Park at 13th Street West and Poly Drive on Thursday.
Nearly everyone who answered a Parks Department survey said they value the city's parks, and most of those people would be willing to pay more money to protect parks and recreation programs from the city's budget problems.