Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Plan

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Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands and Missoula Parks and Recreation Department are drafting a new master Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) plan for the greater Missoula valley and urban area including the City of Missoula and portions of the County (see project overview and plan area map). This new, integrated plan will replace the 2004 Master Parks and Recreation Plan for the Greater Missoula Area and the 1995 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan, 2006 Update and will stand as a blueprint for the next 10 years of service to residents.

Thus far we have held four focus group sessions, one open house focused on open space (see results here), conducted a statistically valid, county wide survey, and presented the results of these efforts to elected officials and partners. The results from all these outreach efforts can be viewed in the presentation here. The next phase of the project is to begin drafting the plan. The Open Space Chapter will likely be completed first. Once drafts are complete, we will share them on our website as well as at a public open house. Please check back for updates, or contact Lisa Moisey, Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands Program Manager or Donna Gaukler, Missoula Parks and Recreation Director, if you have questions.