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FMRP Phase 2 construction has begun.
FMRP Phase 1 end of construction and Phase I Grand Opening
Phase I construction is near completion as preparations for the Phase 1 Grand Opening scheduled for April 29, 2017 from 12-4 P.M., at the Bella Vista Pavilion are finalized. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity with Missoula County residents and visitors to celebrate one of Missoula’s milestone events! For additional information about the Grand Opening and general park events and reservations visit atthefort.org.
Thank you to Neil Miner, City Parks and Recreation, Parks & Trails Design/Development Manager and the Fort Missoula Construction Oversight Team for the dedication to this project.
Check out the 2017 Grand Opening Overview
FMRP Phase 2 construction progress Spring 2017
Fort Missoula Regional Park Phase 2 construction is gaining momentum as the weather transitions from winter to spring. For your safety, please remember that the existing Fort Missoula Regional Park (west of Community Medical Center) is closed during construction.
Phase 2 construction includes an all-inclusive playground, a dog park, seven new softball diamonds, tennis & pickleball courts, volleyball & basketball courts, common outdoor entertainment areas (bocce ball, horseshoes, croquet, and more), a plaza and meeting room or one of many picnic shelters for your party, tournament or special event. Phase 2 is anticipated to open spring of 2018.
Construction is underway in Phase I of Fort Missoula Regional Park
The Fort Missoula Regional Park (FMRP) Design Team meets weekly with City and County staff, architects, engineers and consultants to keep the project moving forward. In addition to the Design Team, an Oversight Design/Construction Committee of both City and County administrative personnel meets regularly.
Phase I work began in the fall of 2015 with mass grading and site utility work. Phase I will include multi-use sports fields, trails, playgrounds, shelters, parking, restrooms and improved streets. The anticipated opening date for FMRP Phase I is the fall of 2016.
Phase II of Fort Missoula Regional Park is in full design development. On the ground work will begin as early as fall 2016.
Imagine softball and soccer tournaments held on multi-sport fields at Fort Missoula as well as new restrooms, trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The FMRP Master Plan October 2012 also includes places for activities such as croquet, volleyball, basketball, and pickleball. It encompasses the existing 63-acre County park as well as 82 acres the city purchased in 1998 using open space bond funds and 10 acres of UM land under lease to the City. The plan was developed by a park design consultant, City and County staff, and the Fort Missoula Working Group, a focus group composed of interested citizens, local officials, and special interest representatives.
Preservation of historic and cultural elements of Fort Missoula have been a critical part of the planning process. Historic Fort Missoula was constructed in 1877 and has housed the U.S. Infantry, a military training post, and even a World War II internment camp. It was also the site of the largest Civilian Conservation Corp headquarters in the U.S. from 1933 to 1941.