My Missoula: Parks & Recreation

Missoula Parks and Recreation is proud to serve the citizens of Missoula with quality recreation programs, well-maintained parks and trails, and an abundance of open space lands. Missoula boasts more than 550 acres of city parkland, 22 miles of commuter trails, 4,200 acres of conservation lands and 26,000 park and boulevard trees.

As part of the 2019 Downtown Master Plan Update, we are currently working with the Downtown Missoula Partnership on master park planning for Caras, East Caras, Bess Reed, Ron’s River Trail, Downtown Lions and Kiwanis Parks.  We’ve held several public workshops and focus group sessions, and we plan to release the draft master plans in April.

Other large-scale projects in the hopper for 2020 include the Rattlesnake Dam removal and site rehabWaterworks Trailhead re-vamp, Northside Pedestrian Bridge rehab, Westside Park playground, and improved river access points downtown. For more information on these projects, visit the links above or email us at [email protected].

What are the best things to do in Missoula during Spring Break?

Kids are invited to join us for our Spring Break Day camp, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays, March 13-20. Sign up for the entire week or just the days you need.

Spring Break is a wonderful time to ride your bike along the Riverfront trails, hike on open space, visit Silver Summit Playground, and take a dip at Currents Aquatics Center.  Currents is open for recreation swim from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the Wibit Inflatable Obstacle Course will be in the pool Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mount Jumbo’s South Zone should open on March 15, and spring is a great time to check out the Saddle and Backbone Trails.

The folks at Parks and Recreation are an outdoorsy bunch, and we like to gear up downtown at Big Sky BikesBoard of MissoulaMissoula Bicycle WorksOpen RoadRunner’s Edge and The Trail Head.

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