09/21/2023 Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers to help update master parks plan
Parks and Recreation invites residents to help shape the future of our community's parks, recreation, trails, and open spaces.
09/05/2023 Missoula launches planning for downtown river improvements
06/30/2023 City seeks volunteers for Open Space Advisory Committee
06/16/23 City expands "City Chats in the Parks” community outreach series
The City of Missoula invites residents to attend the next in a series of “City Chats in the Parks” on Thursday, June 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Franklin Park, located at 2100 10th St.
05/22/23 Conceptual Master Plan for Marshall Mountain Park Available for Review
The City of Missoula and Missoula County announce that the conceptual master plan for Marshall Mountain Park is available for public review on engagemissoula.com
4/26/23 Mount Jumbo North Zone wildlife closure extended
North Zone opening date is to be determined, depending on weather/vegetation green-up.
4/4/23 Tapping public trees for syrup is illegal, damages trees, officials warn
The City of Missoula Urban Forestry Division reminds residents that tapping City-owned maple trees for syrup is illegal and can damage the tree.
3/13/23 Mount Jumbo South Zone closure extended
In consultation with state wildlife biologists, Parks and Recreation has extended the Mount Jumbo South Zone winter wildlife closure beyond the scheduled March 15 opening date.
12/28/22 Marshall Survey Extended
12/26/22 Christmas Tree Recycling
12/06/2022 Residents invited to comment on design concept for Marshall Mountain Park
11/30/2022 Winter Wildlife Closures on Jumbo, Dean Stone Begin December 1
Upper Mount Dean Stone Preserve trails are closed to dogs to protect wintering elk from December 1 to May 1, but lower trails remain open to dogs year-round. Most of Mount Jumbo closes to all recreational use during winter to protect wintering elk, deer and other wildlife.
11/05/2022 Clark Fork River Levee Repairs Begin Nov 8 North Riverfront Trail Detoured
10/25/2022 Residents invited to Westside Park and Playground Grand Opening October 29
Missoula Parks and Recreation and its partners invite residents to celebrate the grand opening of the all-new school-age playground at Westside Park on Saturday, October 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
10/7/22 Northside Pedestrian Bridge remains closed, extensive repairs needed
8/16/22 Playfair Park gets 12 new tennis courts, courts closed during construction
06/23/22 Fort Missoula Regional Park first in state to receive national sustainability award
6/16/22 Sheep return to City open space, some areas temporarily closed to dogs
4/19/22 Parks and Recreation to host free organic lawn care webinar
Residents are invited to join Parks and Recreation, Grow Safe Missoula and Osborne Organics for a free Zoom virtual webinar on organic lawn care on Wednesday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
4/5/22 Waterworks Trailhead closing for renovation April 15 through mid-July
3/22/22 City contractors to burn logging debris on Mount Jumbo
Parks and Recreation contractors plan to burn logging debris on the west face of Mt. Jumbo beginning approximately March 23 and continuing through about April 6, weather permitting.
3/18/22 Mount Jumbo South Zone opens to the public March 23
Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, which includes the Lincoln Hills Trailhead and all points south of the Saddle Road, will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.
3/11/22 Mount Jumbo South Zone closure extended, opening date TBA
3/5/22 City seeks volunteers for Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Missoula Parks and Recreation is seeking new Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members to help guide the department’s goals and mission.
2/14/22 Residents invited to comment on management plan for new North Hills open space
Missoula Parks and Recreation invites residents to view and comment on a draft management plan for a new public open space parcel in the North Hills through March 11.
Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Program Updates – June 1, 2020
In collaboration with the Missoula City-County Health Department, Parks and Recreation continues to support residents’ health and well-being during this public health emergency.
Parks: Mount Jumbo North Zone opens May 1, physical distancing required
Parks: Mount Jumbo South Zone Closure Extended to March 30
Parks and Recreation, in consultation with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, has extended the Mount Jumbo winter wildlife closure to protect wintering elk.
Parks: Residents invited to comment on the Red Fern Park draft Master Plan through February 19
Missoula Parks and Recreation, the Canyon Creek Village Homeowners Association, and the Grant Creek Neighborhood Council invite residents to view and comment on the new master park plan for Red Fern Park through February 19, 2020.
Parks: City’s Urban Forestry Division prepares for severe weather
Parks: Residents invited to Red Fern Park Design Workshop October 9
Parks: Residents invited to share ideas for downtown parks and trails via online survey
The Downtown Missoula Partnership and Parks and Recreation invite residents to share their vision for the future of Missoula’s riverfront parks and trails via an online public opinion survey through October 25.
Parks: Fort Missoula Regional Park hosts old-fashioned Fall Family Fest on October 19
Parks: Missoula welcomes Montana Senior Olympics June 13 - 15
Over 310 senior athletes from Montana and throughout the U.S. will be in Missoula this week for the 34th annual Montana Senior Olympics.
Parks: Comment on draft Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan through May 31
Missoula Parks and Recreation and the Missoula County Parks, Trails and Open Lands Program are accepting public comment on the draft 2019 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan.
Parks: Volunteers needed to spruce up Rose Garden for Memorial Day
The Missoula Rose Society and Parks and Recreation invite residents to volunteer in the Garden on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parks: City accepting public comment on updated boulevard regulations
The City of Missoula Urban Forestry Division invites residents to comment on proposed changes to City street tree and boulevard ordinances through Tuesday, May 21.
Parks: City hosts workshop to update boulevard regulations
The City of Missoula Urban Forestry Division invites residents to a public workshop to update City street tree and boulevard ordinances on Thursday, May 9.
Parks: Mount Jumbo North Zone to remain closed until May 15
All areas on Mount Jumbo north of Saddle Road will re-open to the public on Wednesday, May 15
Parks: Mount Jumbo’s South Zone opens April 15
Mount Jumbo's South Zone opens Monday, April 15.
Parks PSA Mar 25 - 31
Parks: Comment on new master plan for Westside Park
Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula County Public Schools invite residents to comment on a draft master plan for Westside Park at a public open house on Tuesday, January 29.
Parks: Residents invited to review draft master plans for Whitaker and Ninkpata parks
Missoula Parks and Recreation will unveil master park plans for two Farviews-Pattee Canyon neighborhood parks at a public open house on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Parks PSA Dec 31 - Jan 6
Parks: Recreation and Aquatics through Dec. 31
Parks: Recreation and Aquatics week of Nov 5
Parks: Recreation and Aquatics week of Oct 29
Parks: Recreation and Aquatics week of Oct 22
Parks: Recreation and Aquatics week of Oct 15
Parks: Recreation & Aquatics - Week of Oct. 8
From tennis, to folf, to youth sports and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages.
Parks: Fort Missoula Regional Park hosts old-fashioned Fall Family Fest on October 20
Fall is here… it’s time for hayrides, apple cider and old-fashioned family fun!
Parks: Fall Fun With Parks and Recreation
Parks: Parks and Recreation receives AARP Livable Communities Grant
Missoula Parks and Recreation is excited to announce it is one of the 129 grantees to receive funds through AARP Livable Communities Community Challenge grant program.
Mount Sentinel to close August 13 due to extreme fire danger
Due to extreme fire danger and Stage II fire restrictions, open space on Mount Sentinel will be closed for a 24-hour period this Monday and Tuesday.
Stage II Fire Restrictions to begin Friday on City Open Space
Stage II fire restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 10, on City of Missoula open space and conservation lands.
Parks: 7th Annual Doggie Dash slated for September 8 at Fort Missoula
Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 7th annual Doggie Dash Pet Expo and Fun Run on Saturday, September 8, at Fort Missoula Regional Park West.
Parks: Sheep return to City open space, pet owners required to leash dogs near herd
Parks: Summer Fun June 18 - 24
Join Parks and Recreation this week for summer camps, pickleball, yoga, Pilates and much more!
Parks: Tower Street Conservation Area remains closed due to flood hazards
City open space at the end of Tower Street remains closed until further notice due to flooding and hazardous conditions.
Parks: Splash Montana waterpark opens for the season June 8
Missoula’s outdoor waterpark, Splash Montana, will open for its 13th season on Friday, June 8, with lap swim from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and recreation swim from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Parks: Celebrate the grand opening of the Barmeyer Trail and South Hills Spur open space on June 3
In celebration of National Trails Day, the public is invited to explore the first new trail on Mount Dean Stone and the City's new South Hills Spur Open Space on Sunday, June 3.
Parks: Mount Jumbo North Zone opens May 1
All areas on Mount Jumbo north of Saddle Road will re-open to the public on Sunday, May 1.
Parks: Public Comment Sought for Rattlesnake Dam Project
The public is invited to view and comment on restoration options for the lower Rattlesnake Creek Dam, located just south of the Rattlesnake Recreation Area.
Parks: Mount Jumbo South Zone Closure Extended to March 30
The Mount Jumbo winter wildlife closure has been extended to protect wintering elk. The south zone, which includes all points south of the Saddle Road, will re-open to public use on Friday, March 30, weather permitting.
Parks: City, County seek input on the future of open space via online poll
Residents are invited to share their vision for the future of open space in the Missoula Valley through an online questionnaire hosted by Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands.
Parks: Tennis, pre-school programs, Nordic ski and more with Parks and Rec
Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for 10-and-under tennis, preschool programs, youth and adult Nordic skiing, badminton and much more!
Parks: Have a fantastic February with Parks and Recreation
Join Missoula Parks and Recreation this month for swim lessons, snowshoe classes, preschool programs, badminton and much more!
Parks: City, County seek input on the future of open space
Residents are invited to share their vision for the future of open space in the Missoula Valley at a February 6 open house hosted by Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands.
Parks: Residents invited to comment on plan for new park near Southgate Mall
Missoula Parks and Recreation invites residents to comment on the draft master plan for the new Montana Rail Link Park, a new 4.5-acre park planned for the corner of South Av. and Johnson St.
Parks and Recreation programs November 6 through November 30
Join Parks and Recreation this week for lifeguard classes, swim lessons, pickleball and much more!
Parks: Missoula welcomes first state high school soccer tournament since 1995
Sixteen high school teams from around the state will have a chance to break in the new turf fields at Fort Missoula Regional Park this weekend as they compete for the state AA soccer title, the first time the playoffs have been held in Missoula since 1995.
Parks and Recreation Programs for the week of Oct. 30
Join Parks and Recreation this week for lifeguard classes, swim lessons, pickleball, afterschool camp and much more!
Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers honored for service, contributions
Local parks, trails and open space advocates Bert Lindler and Kevin Verlanic, and Missoula Parks and Recreation staffer Meg Whicher were honored for their service and contributions to the parks and recreation movement at last week’s annual meeting of the Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association.
Parks and Recreation programs for the week of Oct. 23
Parks and Recreation programs for the week of Oct. 16
Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages, including Fall Family Fest, School’s Out Day Camps, youth sports and much more!
Parks: Fort Missoula Regional Park hosts old-fashioned Fall Family Fest on October 21
Fall is here… it’s time for hayrides, apple cider and old-fashioned family fun!
Parks and Recreation programs for the week of Oct. 9
Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages: including professional lifeguard classes, youth sports, inner tube water polo, adult sports and much more!
Parks: Celebrate NeighborWoods Month with Trees for Missoula
Trees For Missoula, a volunteer group supporting Missoula’s urban forest, invites you to celebrate National Arbor Day Foundation’s NeighborWoods Month this October.
Weekend of family fun with Parks and Recreation, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Join Missoula Parks and Recreation the weekend of September 29 to October 1 for Game Night, National Public Lands Day, a Pickleball Palooza, and much more!
Parks and Recreation offers October tennis lessons for all ages and abilities
Missoula Parks and Recreation is offering tennis lessons beginning October 2 for youth and adults at Playfair Park.
Parks and Recreation offers fall fun in October
From tennis, to date night, to adult sports and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages, beginning the week of Oct. 2.
Parks: Throwback Game Nights at FMRP
Game lovers of all ages are invited to Fort Missoula Regional Park’s Throwback Game Nights, September 22 and 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bella Vista Pavilion.
Parks and Recreation programs for the week of Sept. 25
Parks and Recreation events for Sept. 25 - Oct. 1
Fall into fun with Missoula Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation offers fall tennis lessons for all ages and abilities
Missoula Parks and Recreation is offering tennis lessons beginning September 5 for youth and adults at Playfair Park.
Parks and Recreation announces upcoming pool closures
Currents Aquatics Center will be closed for annual maintenance August 26 through September 1; the facility will re-open at 8 a.m. on September 2.
Parks: Montana Open Pickleball Tournament
MRL Park Design Workshop
Parks: Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens Friday, April 7
Mount Jumbo’s South Zone will re-open to public use on Friday, April 7, bringing the area’s annual winter wildlife closure to a close.
Parks: Parks and Recreation to host Winterfest January 28 and 29
Celebrate winter with Parks and Recreation’s Winterfest, on January 28 and 29.
2016-12-13 Parks and Recreation staff, volunteer receive statewide awards
Two local women were recognized this week by the Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association for their dedication to community parks and recreation programs.
2016-12-10 Celebrate the holidays with Parks and Recreation
2016-12-01 Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1
Wintery weather brings Mount Jumbo’s own special elk herd back to its traditional winter range. When winter snows deplete forage at higher elevations, about 75 elk move to Jumbo’s lower slopes to feed.
2016-11-07 Master Plan approved for new bike park in Rattlesnake
Syringa Park, an undeveloped County park in the upper Rattlesnake, may soon be home to a “pump track”, a few “jump lines” and even some “slopestyle” features, according to the new master park plan recently adopted by the Missoula Parks and Recreation Board.
2016-10-31 Fort Missoula park facilities to close for Phase 2 construction
2016-10-24 Historic monument welcomes visitors to Fort Missoula Regional Park
2016-10-12 City’s new Urban Forest Gravel Bed is a cost-effective way to plant more street trees
2016-09-29 Fall 2016 Recreation Programs
2016-09-01 Missoula County, City of Missoula to Host Tenth Anniversary Open Space Bond Celebration
2016-08-15 City to begin native forest restoration on Broadway Island
Broadway Island, a six-acre undeveloped park in the Clark Fork River, is getting a makeover this fall as Parks and Recreation crews remove harmful invasive trees and replace them with young native trees and hundreds of saplings to restore the island’s natural riparian habitat and improve public recreation access.
Parks: Over 80 players to compete in regional pickleball tournament this weekend
Parks: Kidsfest 2016 slated for July 26 at Caras Park
Parks: City Council approves 12 new playgrounds
On Monday, February 22, the City Council unanimously approved the purchase and installation of over 130 pieces of new playground equipment for 12 playgrounds throughout the City.
Parks: Parks and Recreation to recycle Christmas trees
Parks: Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1
Parks: Parks and Recreation invites youth to help plan bike skills facilities
Parks: FMRP Ground Breaking Oct. 10
Citizens are invited to a ground breaking celebration for Fort Missoula Regional Park on Saturday, October 10.
Parks: Parks and Recreation hosts free pickleball event this Saturday
Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for the 4th Annual Pickleball Palooza on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fort Missoula tennis courts.
Parks: Parks and Recreation, Community Medical Center partner on new walking program
Community Medical Center and Missoula Parks and Recreation are hosting a free “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
Parks: Fall Family Fest October 17
Parks: Join Parks and Recreation for weekly fun in area parks
Parks: Silver Summit Phase 2 Opening
Parks: City assisting with storm-damaged tree removal
Parks: Mount Jumbo Winter Closure extended to 4/7
Parks: Mount Jumbo Winter Closure Extended
Mount Jumbo’s South Zone will remain closed through Monday, March 31.
Parks: Department launches pilot program for special events on Open Space
Missoula Parks and Recreation is launching a pilot program later this year to evaluate the impacts of educational programs, fun runs, celebrations and other special events on City open space.
Parks: Day Camps and Preschool Programs
Sign up now for these exciting programs from Parks and Recreation:
Parks: Little McCormick Park Visioning Workshop
Missoula Parks and Recreation invites citizens to a Playground Vision Workshop for Little McCormick Park on Wednesday, February 19, at the Missoula Community Food Co-op from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Parks: June 2013 - Weekend Fun With Parks and Recreation
June 18-30 Recreation and Aquatics Programs
Parks: Jumbo South Zone Opens
Parks: Department Seeks Public Input On Facilities Repair and Replacement Plan
Mayor Dedicates Educational Kiosk In Power Park
Parks: Board Members, Staff Win Parks & Recreation Awards
Parks: Fall Family Fest 2012
Dog Laws Enforcement Blitz in Pineview Park
Parks: Pickleball Palooza October 6, 2012
Parks: Citizens Invited To Celebrate National Public Lands Day
Parks: Parks & Rec, Splash Montana Offer Summer Fun Through August
Parks: Rose Society Hosts Hands-On Workshop and Volunteer Project
Parks: Celebrate The Season With Parks and Recreation
Holiday 2011 Events
Parks: Jumbo North and South Zones Close December 1
Parks: 3rd St. Block Pruning Begins
Parks and Recreation Newsletter: August 1, 2011
2011-07-25 City Plants Almost 190 Trees Around Missoula
Parks: City Forestry Crews Attaching Packets to Prevent Pine Beetle
Parks: East Pine Street Forestry Project Begins July 6
Parks: Native Grasses Take Root
Parks: City and County Close Open Space Deal
Silver Park Boat Ramp Coming -- But Not Yet
Parks: City Launches New Conservation Lands Advisory Group
Parks: Open Space Updates
Parks: City forms new urban forest advocacy group
Parks: Jumbo South Zone Extended to April 1
Parks: Jumbo South Zone Elk Closure Extended
Parks: Run For The Trees 4-2-11
Parks: Urban Forestry Events Featured in March