Friends of Fort Missoula Regional Park
Sponsored: (completed)

2008 - 2014

Primary Contact


John Oetinger




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FMP Featured Project:

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.

The $42 million County Parks and Trails general obligation bond, which was approved by voters in November, 2014, funds the development of Fort Missoula Regional Park, 10 new or improved City playgrounds, and a new trails program for Missoula County. Citizens can learn more about the bond projects at

Sign up for the Parks and Trails Bond newsletter at  For information about the Missoula County Parks and Trails Program, visit


  • City of Missoula
  • City of Missoula Parks and Recreation
  • Missoula County and Missoula County Parks and Trails
  • US Department of the Interior
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy