Fort Missoula Regional Park Phase I is open for use.
Phase 1 includes the facilities on the westernmost side of the park: Bella Vista pavilion, lighted synthetic turf field, 10 multi-sport fields, two playgrounds and paved pathways. Phase 1 can be accessed via Guardsman Ln. off of South Ave. To reserve a picnic shelter or rent a field, please contact Missoula Parks & Recreation.
FMRP Phase 2 construction progress - Spring 2018
Fort Missoula Regional Park Phase 2 construction is underway. For your safety, please remember that the existing Fort Missoula Regional Park (west of Community Medical Center) is closed to the public 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 to the public in the early summer of 2018 (weather permitting). A grand opening celebration will mark the official opening of Phase 2. Check back here or visit the City of Missoula's project information page for additional updates and information regarding the grand opening.
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.
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.
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