Helena Magazine

Letter from the mayor: A time of renewal

Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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As we say goodbye to winter, I am excited that spring is just around the corner. With the changing of seasons comes the promise of warmer days, blooming flowers, and the revival of outdoor activities that we all hold dear. Spring is a time of renewal, a time to shed our winter coats and embrace the sunshine with open arms.

One of the most exciting aspects of spring in our beloved town of Helena is the commencement of spring sports. Our young athletes eagerly await the opportunity to dust off their cleats, grab their bats, and hit the fields once again. It is a time of friendly competition, teamwork, and community spirit that brings us all together in support of our local talent.

This year, our community has even more to look forward to as we unveil plans for a new sports and leisure complex that will not only meet our current needs but also lay the foundation for a vibrant future. The Council and I are working through financing options which should finalize in a few weeks . This complex will feature much-needed playing fields that will provide ample space for various sports activities, from soccer to baseball and basketball, ensuring that our athletes have the facilities they deserve to hone their skills and compete at their best.

In addition to the playing fields, the complex will boast 16 state-of-the-art tennis courts that will cater to tennis enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Furthermore, we have exciting plans to convert existing courts into pickleball courts, a rapidly growing sport that has captured the hearts of many in our community. This expansion will offer more opportunities for residents to stay active, connect with one another, and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

But that’s not all – the new sports and leisure complex will also feature a splash pad, providing a refreshing oasis for families to cool off and have fun during the warmer months. This addition will undoubtedly become a favorite spot for children and adults alike, further enhancing the quality of life in our community.

The development of this complex is not just about adding amenities; it is about investing in the well-being and happiness of our residents both now and in the future. By providing top-notch facilities for sports and leisure activities, we are creating a space where friendships are forged, skills are honed, and memories are made.

One of the best things that happens in April each year is the kickoff to our Old Town Live Concert Series. We start off the season on April 20th at Amphitheater Park. Headliner will be Galactic with support from Robert Randolph and Family Band and Rollin In The Hay. It is going to be a can’t miss show.

As your mayor, I am committed to ensuring that Helena remains a vibrant and thriving community, and the new sports and leisure complex along with the Old Town Live concert series is a testament to that commitment. I invite you all to join me in celebrating the arrival of spring, the start of a new sports season, and the exciting future that lies ahead for our town.

Together, let us embrace the opportunities that spring brings, support our athletes as they take to the fields, and look forward to the countless memories that will be created in our new sports and leisure complex.

Together as One,