Years 2000 – present
- Donated $5,000.00 to the Colstrip Senior Citizens minibus purchased through a community effort
- Remodeled north racquetball court into a cardio center named it the Heart Room.
- CPRD partnered with CAAB (Colstrip Area Association of Businesses) and City of Colstrip to establish “Welcome signs” on HWY 39.
- Millennium Bike and Skate Park opened
August and September 2000:
- Added an outdoor restroom at both Schaeffer Soccer Fields and South Baseball Fields
- Removed existing and added new playground equipment at Larkspur and Ash Court Playgrounds
December 2000-February 2001:
- Entered into an agreement with the Montana Department of Transportation to erect highway sign at the entrance to Castle Rock Lake. Sign delivered and erected by spring of 2001
- New playground equipment installed at Meadowlark playground (owned by power plant owners) and Piedmont Park
- Signs directing drivers to Community Center were ordered to be placed on Willow Ave.
- CPRD Kids After School Program established and located at the CPRD Nursery
- CPRD partnered with the City of Colstrip, CAAB and the School District to erect the Community Message Board
- CPRD entered into a lease with the Colstrip Public Schools to use a portion of the Isabel Bills Elementary School for the After School Program.
- Grand opening of the Power Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail. The trail runs from the intersection of Pine Butte Drive and Power Road to Willow Ave. Recreational Trails grant funds were used from the MT Fish Wildlife and Parks. Volunteers from PPL and the Colstrip Volunteer Fire Dept. prepared the base for paving.
- Board Approval to allocate $500 to fund filing fees and set-up costs to start the Quality of Life Corporation and to move forward in participating to create the Quality of Life Corp. as a Non-Profit Corp. 501(c) 3.
- Quality of Life becomes a joint effort between CPRD and the Colstrip Public School District.
- Chisholm Park playground updated with help from an Eagle Scout named Spenser Benson.
- Western Energy Co. signed a Quit Claim Deed to turn over the Cherry Street fountain area to Rosebud County to be maintained by CPRD
- Breakfast Club was started as a before school program for K-6 school children and fully funded by Quality of Life.
- Approved Resolution # 10604 to authorize a mill levy election on May 4, 2004 to expand and improve the Community Center.
- State Hershey Track Meet held in Colstrip.
- Rye Park Pavilion is dedicated during Colstrip Days. It is an outdoor community shelter with handicap accessible restrooms that was built with Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant assistance.
- Sports Illustrated Magazine celebrated their 50th Anniversary and designated a Sports Town in each state. Colstrip was selected as Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sportstown for the State of Montana. The application process started in 2003 and this honor was announced and celebrated during Colstrip Days.
- Signed first 5 year Interlocal Agreement for Shared Services between CPRD and City of Colstrip
- Signed first Interlocal Agreement for Shared Services between CPRD and Colstrip Public Schools
- Adoption of CPRD Park Rules by City of Colstrip and CPRD
- Signed Lease Agreement with Glenn Godfrey for the golf season
- Community Center remodel and expansion began
- Community Center Remodel complete and features a Grand Opening celebration
- Resolution #33006 to authorize Mill Levy Vote. The increased mill levy to cover capital improvement projects and for no membership fees, daily use fees or golf green fees for Park District residents. Mail-In Ballot June 27, 2006
- Passed Policy to use NYSCA for background check of volunteer coaches – effective January 1, 2007
- Voters approved no membership, daily use or golf green fees for Colstrip Park District residents.
- Interlocal Agreement for Shared Services between Colstrip Parks and Recreation District, PPL Montana and City of Colstrip. An agreement involving ground watering wells at Ponderosa Butte Golf Course.
- Policy to use NYSCA for background check of volunteer coaches takes effect
- Weight Room Expansion
- Adopted Polices on computer and telephone use and record retention
- Disc Golf Course – worked with Garrick Goodheart to install and complete
- CPRD Nursery expansion
- Racquetball Court Repair and Renovation
- CPRD Board was awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Citizen Branch Outstanding Board/Commission Award – Class I for 2008. This award is for populations under 25,000. Bill Neumiller, President, accepted the award in Baltimore MD on 10/16/08.
- CPRD selected as one of the 2009 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) “After School Archery Program (ASAP)” grantees. $500 archery grant for school children awarded.
- CPRD selected to participate in the 2009 “Sticks for Kids” Golf Program. Ten junior golf sets for children to use to learn the game of golf.
- Interlocal Agreement signed on March 11th, with the City of Colstrip for the construction and operation of the Public Fountain, re-named Cherry Street Plaza. Located by City Hall – this project was completed May 2010.
- Renamed the Legion Baseball Field to “ Sgt. Trevor J. Johnson” Memorial Field
- North Park Tennis courts renovated to horseshoe facility. CPRD purchased materials and Boy Scout Troop 729 volunteered their labor to do construction.
- Started Phase 1 (of 3) South Fields Renovation – Phase 3 to be completed September 2010. Actually completed this project in 2 phases.
- Big Timber Park playground updated
- Access Right of Way Easement signed with PPL Montana LLC and Puget Sound Energy Inc. for groundwater collection
Request for CPRD to help with the purchase of a new Senior Citizens Mini Bus. CPRD board passed a motion to add $5,000 to the budget for CPRD’s share.
- Completed Cherry Street Plaza project
- South Fields improvements complete. Additional netting added about one year later to minimize foul balls entering parking and fan areas for additional safety.
- CPRD Board members work with City and Police Dept. to improve policing our parks and green belt areas to decrease vandalism and improve safety.
- Vandalism Policy Adopted
- Approved installing new windows at Ponderosa Butte Golf Course Clubhouse. Windows were installed in 2012.
- Approved final draft of the Master Plan for the Sweet Grass Neighborhood Park with the name to be Wild Horse Park
- Wild Horse Park Approval for final bid
- Approved to apply for CTEP Grant through the City of Colstrip to complete sidewalk and trails at Wild Horse Park
- Wild Horse Park completed
- New playground in Winchester Park completed
- Stillwater Ballfields parking paving phase 1 is completed
- CTEP project of new sidewalks and trails connecting Prospector Trail adjacent to Wild Horse project completed
- Golf Pump Station replacement and pond dredging project begins
- New rubber flooring in Community Center basement locker rooms and hallway installed
- Request for Qualification for engineering services for wading pool to spray park conversion
- Golf Pump Station project is complete
- Added 2 additional ADA parking areas to Rye Park near pavilion & building rear entry
- Stillwater Ballfields parking lot paving phase 2 completed
- Rye Park wading pool conversion to spray park Phase 1 (purchase elements) & Phase 2 bid demolition for water and sewer installation design begins
- Bid opening for Rye Park wading pool conversion Phase 1 & 2