Late Summer Visitors Enjoy Great Falls' Giant Springs State Park

Late Summer Visitors Enjoy Great Falls' Giant Springs State Park.

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Equipment and Maintenance Building at Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls, MT.  Comments will be accepted through Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5pm.

The proposed project would construct a 30’x35’ concrete pad and frame building located on the southwest side of the enclosed staff parking area at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 4 Headquarters. The site currently serves as storage for trailers, vehicles, and equipment. The building would require minimum maintenance and its exterior colors would match existing Headquarters Buildings.

Currently, the only building available for storage of maintenance equipment and tools is an 8’x10’ wooden shed which is not adequate for current demands. More storage space is needed to consolidate and protect maintenance/groundskeeping machinery, fuel, and other tools necessary for the daily operation of the property.

The proposed building would provide a secure, centralized facility which would save resources and allow more effective management of the park and a safer, more enjoyable visitor experience.

To view a full copy of the environmental assessment visit stateparks.mt.gov and click “Public Comments & Notices”.

A public comment period will be open for 30 days and comments will be accepted through Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5pm. To comment online visit stateparks.mt.gov and click “Public Comments & Notices” or email to jtaillie@mt.gov.

The public may also send written comments to: Giant Springs Maintenance Building EA, Montana State Parks, 4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT., 59405.

For questions about the draft EA and/or the public comment process, contact John Taillie, Regional Parks Manager, at (406) 454-5870 or jtaillie@mt.gov.

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