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New Meadows Park Proposed Master Plan

Missoula County Parks, Trails & Open Lands program is seeking public comment on a proposed master plan for New Meadows Park.  Staff presented the proposed master plan on September 12, 2017 at our second neighborhood public meeting at Hellgate Middle School, school district #4.

Public Comment period will be open until October 31, 2017.  Please submit your comments to: gswanson@missoulacounty.us

After all comments are reviewed and the master plan revised as per public comment, Parks, Trails & Open Lands will host a third neighborhood meeting to share changes and seek community support for the master plan and narrative.  Meeting location and time will be announced.

Please send your email to the address above if you would like to receive meeting information and events related to New Meadows Park.

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The County Parks, Trails & Open Lands Program use a public master planning process to define a long-term sustainable vision for parks.  The public planning process and adopted planning documents help identify best uses for specific County Parks that make the most of limited resources and protect the landscape for the use and enjoyment of the community.

Park construction is projected to cost between $575,000 – $625,000, depending on selected design options.  The projected budget is outlined in the New Meadows Presentation. The park could be developed in phases, to allow incremental development as funding for development and on-going maintenance is secured.

The master park plan provides a foundation to research possible funding from a variety of resources including;
Matching Grant Program; County Trails Bond Program; Federal Land & Water Conservation funds; State Recreation Trails Program; Parks, Trails & Open Lands Capital Improvement Funds and various Park & Recreation grants. 

To date, the proposed master plan was developed with input from neighborhood residents and an extensive public process.  The proposed plan includes features and facilities not limited to:

  • Playpod for 2-5 / 5-12 year olds
  • Multi-use sports turf
  • Open Space / Native Vegetation
  • Paved and Gravel trails
  • Park signage
  • Multi-Use Hard surface court
  • Passive recreation
  • Central gathering area with shade shelter
  • Bike Skills area intended for beginner and intermediate riders