44 Ranch Playground Project

Sponsored: February 2018 - PRESENT

The 44 Ranch neighborhood has developed a Park Committee to advocate and raise funds for the development of a new neighborhood park located at 2503 Riata Rd.

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Missoula Bike Parks Project at Bellevue Park

Sponsored: September 2017 - Present
Missoula Bike Parks Project at Bellevue Park

Friends of Missoula Parks is partnering with Missoula Parks and Recreation and the Southgate Triangle Neighborhood to raise funds to build a bicycle skills course in Bellevue Park!

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Missoula Bike Parks Project at Syringa Park

Sponsored: September 2017 - Present
Missoula Bike Parks Project at Syringa Park

Friends of Missoula Parks is partnering with Missoula Parks and Recreation, the Tanner Olson Memorial Fund and Friends of Syringa Park to raise funds to build a bicycle skills course in Syringa Park!

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Rattlesnake/University Connection (RUX) Phases I & II

Sponsored: 2013 - Present
Rattlesnake/University Connection (RUX) Phases I & II

The RUX Trail was constructed to give pedestrians and bikes a safe route to travel from the Lower Rattlesnake neighborhoods to the University of Montana. The 10’-wide asphalt non-motorized trail includes a bridge crossing Rattlesnake Creek.

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Rattlesnake Ripple at Pineview Park

Sponsored: 2015 (completed)
Rattlesnake Ripple at Pineview Park

Rattlesnake Ripple is a 15’ x 6’ ceramic mural comprised of 200 individual tiles and installed on the north-facing wall of the storage building at Pineview Park. The mural references the seasonal water currents, cycles and flows in nearby Rattlesnake Creek.

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Silver Summit All-Abilities Playground

Sponsored: 2012 - 2015 (completed)

The Silver Summit All-Abilities Playground Project raised funds for design and construction of Montana’s first large-scale, all-abilities playground in McCormick Park in downtown Missoula.
The project involved local children with disabilities in advocating for accessible playground features.

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Friends of Fort Missoula Regional Park

Sponsored: 2008 - 2014 (completed)
Friends of Fort Missoula Regional Park

The City of Missoula and Missoula County broke ground on the 156-acre Fort Missoula Regional Park in October 2015. The $38 million project is funded by the 2014 County Parks and Trails Bond.

The park will be a regional destination with trails, open space, playgrounds, picnic and plaza areas, historic interpretation, gathering and play spaces for all ages, a dog park, PLUS a brand new sports complex.

The projected opening for Phase I, including playgrounds, picnic areas, a large pavilion and plaza, trails and a synthetic turf sports field is Fall, 2016.  An additional 10 multi-use natural turf sports fields will open in the Spring of 2017, depending on weather conditions.  Phase II construction, which includes playgrounds, a dog park, sport courts, more trails and a 7-diamond softball complex, is projected to begin construction in Fall 2016, with a projected opening date of Fall, 2017.

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Mo Z Trail

Sponsored: 2007 (completed)

The Mo Z Trail was constructed Spring 2007 to provide mountain bikers an alternative route separate from trails used by hikers.

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Rattlesnake Creek Pedestrian Bridge

Sponsored: 2006 (completed)
Rattlesnake Creek Pedestrian Bridge

Friends of Missoula Parks and the City of Missoula wanted to install a bridge that was environmentally friendly, used sustainable design and fit into its surroundings. The new award winning 90-foot cable suspension bridge was open to the public on April 21, 2006.

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