Planning for Missoula's Future

2024  Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) Planning Process

Missoula Parks and Recreation is currently drafting a new master Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) plan for the greater Missoula Valley. Learn more

The City and County adopted the Open Space Chapter of the PROST Plan in 2019. 2019 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan     

2019 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan Appendices

Our Commitment

The City of Missoula is committed to long-range strategic planning to meet the needs of citizens now and in the future. The 2004 Master Parks and Recreation Plan for the Greater Missoula Area guides staff in park planning, park improvements, recreation programs, and preservation of open space. Other, more specific planning documents provide greater detail and focus for staff.

We encourage you to review these plans and contact our director, Donna Gaukler at 406-552-6265 if you have any questions about Parks and Recreation projects. Hard copies of the plans are available for a small fee at Parks and Recreation Headquarters.

Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021

Additional Parks and Recreation Planning Documents

2004 Master Parks and Recreation Plan for the Greater Missoula Area

The Comprehensive Master Park Plan establishes the goals, policies, actions, and implementation tools to provide a sufficient and high-quality green infrastructure of parks, trails, conservation lands, and recreational opportunities for all citizens in the greater Missoula area. This infrastructure acknowledges what Missoulians enjoy and desire in their community, leading to healthier individuals, a healthier community, and a healthier lifestyle. View a Synopsis of the Master Plan (PDF).

Park Master Plans

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