26 full-time employees and up to 200 part-time and seasonal
$4+ million department budget
$1.1+ million aquatic budget
$1.4 million revenue annually
$106 per year per household cost to taxpayers
Our Guiding Mission
Missoula Parks and Recreation is essential to the quality and way of life for individuals, families, community, and the environment. Our guiding mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by:
Promoting health and wellness
Stimulating (supporting and encouraging successful) community and economic development
Protecting the environment
Educating and enriching the citizens of our community
The benefits of Parks and Recreation are endless
Beyond Fun and Games
Often people are unaware of how vital recreation and leisure are to the quality of their lives. While fun, happiness, and play are vital to growth and development, the expanded role of public parks and recreation is more critical than ever. Whether we know it or not, programs, services, events, and opportunities offered by local, state, and national park and recreation agencies positively impact many areas of our lives and society as a whole.
Everyone in the world has somehow benefited by public park and recreation programs at some time in their lives, directly or indirectly. The time has come to make the connection between past experiences and today's success, yesterday's activities, tomorrow's physical and mental wellness, and today's taxpayer support and safe communities for our children and grandchildren. So, whether an avid participant or occasional observer, enjoy the benefits. It's everyone's right.