Department Overview

City of Missoula Mission

Reflecting the needs and values of our citizens, the City of Missoula commits to enhancing opportunity and quality of life through effective delivery of City services and fiscal stewardship while maintaining and creating a harmonious natural and built environment. 

City of Missoula Vision

We are an inclusive city where all people can live and celebrate meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives through the confluence of unparalleled recreational, cultural, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Contact our staff

Parks and Recreation Organizational Chart (PDF)

Current Recreation Guide (PDF)

Current Fiscal Year Budget: General Fund/Park District/Aquatics (PDF)

Our Boards

Parks and Recreation Board

Conservation Lands Advisory Committee

Open Space Advisory Committee

Social Equity in Parks and Recreation

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Equity and equality are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Equality is when everyone receives an equal amount of investment. While that sounds fair, it assumes that all people start from the same place, which isn’t true. Equity is about ensuring everyone receives the appropriate investment for where they are. 

For example: under equality, everyone receives the same bike, which does not meet the needs of every person. With equity, recognizing each person starts at a different place, each cyclist receives the appropriate bike for them. The same principle is true of park use and access. Missoula Parks and Recreation works to ensure all residents have equitable access to programs and services, regardless of ethnic origin, socioeconomic level, color, language, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, or age.

Our locations

Find a park or trail

Park and Recreation Administrative Offices

600 Cregg Lane, inside Currents Aquatics Center at McCormick Park, 406-721-7275 (PARK)

Park Operations -  Urban Forestry, Conservation Lands Management, Parks Systems and Services, Park Maintenance

100 Hickory Street, 406-523-6253

Currents Indoor Aquatics Center

600 Cregg Lane, McCormick Park, 406-721-7275 (PARK)

Splash Montana Outdoor Waterpark

3001 Bancroft, 406-542-9283 (WAVE)

Sports and Wellness Gym in City Life

1515 Fairview, 406-721-7275 (PARK)

Land Acknowledgment

In partnership with Séliš-Ql̓ispé Cultural Committee, Parks and Recreation drafted this Land Acknowledgement Statement to honor the Indigenous Peoples who have inhabited the land in the Missoula valley.

The City of Missoula acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish, Kootenai, and Kalispel people. Today, we honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.

Planning Documents

Questions? Email us or phone 721-PARK (7275.)

2004 Master Parks and Recreation Plan for the Greater Missoula Area
Adopted May, 2004
Master Parks and Recreation Plan Annual Update (Coming Jan. 2018)
2006 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan (PDF)
Updated September, 2006
2010 Missoula Conservation Lands Management Plan (PDF)
Adopted August, 2010
2011 City-County Parks Needs Assessment Survey (PDF)
March, 2011
2011 Missoula Active Transportation Plan (MATP) (PDF)
Adopted 2011
2012 Fort Missoula Regional Park Master Plan (PDF)
Adopted 2012
2014 Park Asset Management Plan (PDF)
Adopted January, 2014
2014 City of Missoula Park Maintenance Division Turf Management Plan (PDF)
Adopted February, 2014
2015 City of Missoula, Montana Urban Forest Master Management Plan (PDF)
Adopted April, 2015
Top 10 Objectives, Missoula Growth Policy (PDF)
Recreation Fee Schedules
Missoula Parks and Recreation Design Manual, 2018 Edition (PDF), for Public Right-of-Ways, Greenways and Other Public Recreation Facilities (supercedes the 2015 Public Landscape and Recreation Facilities Design Manual)

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