Fort Missoula Regional Park (FMRP)

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Sgt. Bozo Dog Park Now Open

FMRP Dog Park is now open. The closest parking lot is at the FMRP tennis courts, 3219 Fort Missoula Road. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of FMRP.

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FMRP Phase 2 construction complete

Phase 2 includes 7 state-of-the-art softball diamonds, a concession facility, tennis/pickleball courts, park headquarters, playgrounds, two social recreation areas, picnic shelters, trails, open parkland, a dog park and more.

FMRP Phase 1 construction complete

FMRP Phase 1 celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The new park is a joint City-County project, and is funded by the county-wide 2014 Parks and Trails Bond. The voter-approved $42 million measure allocated $38 million for Fort Missoula Regional Park; $3 million for the Missoula County trails program, and $1 million for new and improved playgrounds throughout the City. Phase 2 of Fort Missoula Regional Park is slated to open in the summer of 2018.

Phase 1 construction at Fort Missoula includes the Bella Vista events pavilion, a 5000-sq. ft. timber and stone structure with a fireplace, skylight and portable dance floor, the Bella Vista synthetic turf lighted multi-sport field, up to 10 (depending on the sport) multi-sport natural turf fields, an additional pavilion, two playgrounds, historical interpretation, plus trails, restrooms and parking. The new entrance of the park, located at South Avenue and 33rd Street, features a bronze statute commemorating the Fort's history as headquarters of one of the country's largest Civilian Conservation Corps districts in the 1930s and '40s. FMRP Events and Reservations

Historic monument welcomes visitors to FMRP

A 6-foot tall, 460-pound "CCC Worker" greets visitors at FMRP. The statue honors Fort Missoula's heritage as one of the country's largest Civilian Conservation Corp camps in the 1930's and '40's. 

2014 Missoula County Parks and Trails Bond

Thank you, Missoula, for your support of the 2014 $42 million Missoula County Parks and Trails Bond.

The bond funded the development of Fort Missoula Regional Park, 10 new or improved City playgrounds, and a new trails program for Missoula County. $38 million of bond funds were earmarked for FMRP, $3 funded the Missoula County Trails program, and $1 million was allocated for playgrounds.

July, 2016 Project Overview (PDF)

City and County parks staff met with stakeholders and interest groups on July 19 to share a project progress report and answer questions. Phase I of the park is slated to open in Spring, 2017, with sports fields ready for play by late spring. View Parks and Recreation Director Donna Gaukler's presentation (PDF).

Public Open Houses and FAQ

April, 2015

Citizens participated in an open house to learn more about the FMRP plan, ask questions and provide public comment. Public Comment Summary and FAQ (PDF) Open House Presentation (PDF)

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