As we embrace a new season, we know that change is inevitable—and the same is true in the Bozeman Parks and Rec Department. We’d like to focus on some exciting changes that would not be possible without collaborative effort.
Trail to the M
The Parks and Recreation Department was part of a dedicated team of federal and local entities that helped secure a $2.8-million federal grant that will be used to create a safe route to the M and Drinking Horse trails, two of the most popular in Gallatin County. The two-mile trail will also open non-motorized access to thousands of acres of federal land.
Our department plays a vital role in community aquatics through swim lessons, water fitness, and recreational opportunities. With world-class rivers and lakes in our backyard and throughout our park system, it’s imperative that children have the opportunity to learn to swim so they can safely enjoy the water. At the time of publication, we are meeting with potential partners to discuss a new indoor/outdoor aquatics facility that will better meet current and future needs.
Through partnerships with local experts such as the Fly Fishing Federation, Montana Whitewater Rafting Company, and Big Sky Archery (to name a few), we’re able to expand our program offerings in more specialized areas. We are excited to launch new “Active Aging” programs this fall, geared towards people aged 55 and up. Be sure to visit bozeman.net/recreation to learn about all of the programs we have going on this fall; there’s truly something for everyone.
The Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department creates community through people, parks and programs, and we are thankful for the collaboration that helps us do that. Enjoy the changing seasons!