Archive for the ‘City Parks & Recreation’ Category

30+ Things for Kids to Do in Missoula, Montana

By LINDA McCARTHY - I am amazed at how many free and low cost things there are to do with kids in Missoula, Montana. My daughter and I compiled a list of more than 30 Things to Do With Kids in Missoula:... more

Parks and Rec and Missoula Youth Rugby Celebrate Free Olympic Day Event

By BECKY GOODRICH -Kids and families are invited to a free Olympic Day celebration on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Playfair Park.... more

5th Annual Doggie Dash Expo and Fun Run May 15

Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 5th annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sun., May 15, at Silver Park. ... more

Mount Jumbo North Zone Opens May 1

By BECKY GOODRICH - All areas on Mount Jumbo. north of Saddle Road will re-open to the public on Sunday, May 1.... more

Kids, Families Invited to FREE Unplug and Play! Kick-Off Celebration on May 1

Families are invited to the 5th annual Let’s Move! Missoula: Unplug and Play! kick-off celebration on Sunday, May 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McCormick Park. ... more

24th Annual Run for the Trees Slated for April 16

Celebrate National Arbor Month with a fun walk or run along the Riverfront trail system. The 24th annual Run for The Trees is Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Silver Park.... more

Public Comment Sought on Bike Skills Parks Through April 22

Missoula Parks and Recreation is seeking public comment on draft master plans for two new bike skills parks through Friday, April 22.... more

Is Spring Early or Late?

By BRUCE AUCHLY - The warm weather of February and early March could lead one to believe in an early spring, which feels nice but is not necessarily a good thing.... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Re-Opens March 22

Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, including the Saddle Road and all points south of the road, re-opens to the public on Tuesday, March 22.... more

City Council Approves 12 New Playgrounds

The City Council unanimously approved the purchase and installation of of new playground equipment for 12 playgrounds throughout Missoula.... more

Winter Carnival at Marshall Mountain Feb 6

By BECKY GOODRICH-Join Parks and Recreation for the second annual Winter Carnival at Marshall Mountain on Saturday, February 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... more

Winter Survival is For the Birds

By BRUCE AUCHLY -At this time of year, If we humans go outside we dress for the weather.Birds that do not migrate, have evolved some ingenious ways to dress for the weather, to stay alive.... more

Parks and Recreation To Recycle Christmas Trees

Missoula Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division is inviting citizens to drop off their cut Christmas trees at area parks to be recycled into productive mulch.... more

Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1

By BECKY GOODRICH-Most of Mount Jumbo closes to recreational use during the winter months to protect wintering elk. Read more about the closures areas.... more

Public Invited to Fort Missoula Regional Park Ground Breaking this Saturday

By BECKY GOODRICH for Missoula Parks and Recreation Citizens are invited to a ground breaking celebration for Fort Missoula Regional Park on Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m.  Grading and site preparation for... more

Parks and Recreation Hosts Free Pickball Event this Saturday

By BECKY GOODRICH - Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for the 4th Annual Pickleball Palooza on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fort Missoula tennis courts. ... more

ATTENTION Missoula Dogs: Bark for Life Event Oct 3, at Silver Park

By PAM VOTH - Missoula Dogs, grab your leash and your human and let’s have some fun at the Bark for Life event on Oct 3 at Silver Park!... more

Parks and Recreation Hosts “Too Much Fun Tuesdays” in Area Parks

Parks and Recreation hosts “Too Much Fun Tuesdays” in area parks Join Missoula Parks and Recreation on Tuesdays this fall for unique recreation programs in neighborhood parks. ... more

City Discontinues Curbside Pickpup of Storm Debris

With 90 percent of the storm debris cleared, citizens are asked to discontinue placing tree debris from private yards on the boulevards as curbside debris pickup has ended.... more

Phase II of Silver Summit Playground Opens Saturday

The public is invited to the Phase II opening celebration of Silver Summit Playground on Sat., Aug. 22 at 11am. Phase I of the all-abilities playground opened last fall.... more

City Preparing for Predicted Thunderstorms

City and County emergency services are prepared for possible thunderstorms and high winds which are forecast to hit western Montana Friday afternoon and evening. ... more

City of Missoula Storm Updates

Clean-up from Monday’s thunderstorms continues throughout the City.  The City of Missoula would like to remind citizens of the following items: Power has been restored at Splash Montana waterpark. The fa... more

City Assisting with Storm-Damaged Tree Removal

Monday night’s storm damaged trees and downed utility lines throughout the City. Here’s what you can do about damaged trees and tree debris:... more

Missoula – A River Runs Through It

Missoula - a river does indeed run through it. In 1992, the Oscar-winning feature film A River Runs Through It brought notoriety to a town in the Pacific Northwest and the world was introduced to Missoula, Mon... more

BIKEapalooza Kicks Off Sunday Streets Missoula

Celebrate Sunday Streets Missoula on Sunday, July 19, between noon and 4 p.m. on a car-free Higgins Avenue from the red XXXXs on north HIggins Ave.... more

Kidsfest 2015 Slated for July 28 at Caras Park

Celebrate Kidsfest 2015--a free summer celebration for Missoula families at Caras Park on Tuesday, July 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission and most activities are free. ... more

Walk With A Doc This Thursday at McCormick Park

Take a step toward better health this Thursday with Missoula Parks and Recreation and Community Medical Center with "Walk With A Doc".... more

Reports of Swimmer’s Itch Prompts Fish, Wildlife and Parks Advisory

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Reports of swimmer’s itch in reservoirs on the Rocky Mountain Front have prompted Fish, Wildlife and Parks to issue an advisory. What is swimmer's itch anyway?... more

City Plans Fireworks Law Enforcement, Asks for Citizen Cooperation

By TRAVISH WELSH - City leaders ask for cooperation from citizens to help keep Missoula safe in a period of extremely dry and hot weather during the Independence Day holiday.... more

Street Trees Suffer in Summer Weather

By BECKY GOODRICH - The heat is hard on all of us, but did you know it can KILL trees? Remember that street trees need your help to survive summer’s soaring temperatures.... more

Keep Cool, Stay Safe This Weekend With Parks and Recreation

Missoula Parks and Recreation offers lots of options to safely beat the heat this weekend including Splash, Currents, 4 splash decks and 2 neighborhood spray pools.... more

Summer Forecast has FWP Keeping Close Watch on Streams

By JOLEEN TADEJ - With high temperatures and depleted snowpack runoff, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is gearing up now to protect fish from stress of low flows and elevated water temperatures.... more

Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Playground Improvements

Missoula Parks and Rec invites citizens to learn more about and comment on "Operation Playground Build- proposed improvements at 10 city playgrounds.... more

Stop and Appreciate the Songbirds

By BRUCE AUCHLY - There is something about songbirds this time of year that can catch the ear, eye and heart of even the most preoccupied person.... more

Walk With a Doc This Thursday

Walk with a Doc this Thursday--it's a free program to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Brought to you by Missoula Parks & Rec and Community Medical Center. Learn more.... more

Splash Montana Water Park Open Daily Beginning June 12

Missoula’s outdoor waterpark, Splash Montana, will begin its 10th season of daily operation on Friday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ... more

Parks and Trails Bond Playgrounds Open House Slated for June 10

By BECKY GOODRICH-Plan to attend Missoula Parks & Recreations's Open House to learn more about 11 new or improved City playgrounds which are part of the 2014 Parks and Trails Bond project.... more

Splash Montana Opens for Lap Swims this Weekend

Due to cool temperatures in this weekend’s weather forecast, Splash Montana waterpark will be open for lap swim only on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.... more

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Spring Workshops Offered by FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops: Firearms Shooting, Muzzle Loading & Primitive Skills, and Nature Journaling.... more

Register Now for Missoula’s Only Dog-Friendly Fun Run and Pet Expo

Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged buddy to the 4th annual Doggie Dash pet expo and fun run on Sunday, May 17, at Silver Park.... more

Amphibians in the Spring

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Among the many harbingers of spring are frogs peeping. Boreal frogs are heard everywhere in the spring and early summer. ... more

Believe It, Spring is Here

By BRUCE AUCHLY - If your world collapses absent skiing, or snowmobiling, I’ll attend your pity party. That’s because spring is here, and the signs surround us. ... more

Folf (Disc Golf) in the Parks Starts April 7 at Silver Park

Join Parks and Recreation and the Garden City Flyers for a free, family-friendly round of Disc Golf April 7 at Silver Park.... more

The Missoula YMCA Hosts Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 11

The Missoula YMCA encourages kids and their families to come to the Y for Healthy Kids Day--this Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. ... more

Snow or No Snow: Parks and Rec Hosts Winter Carnival at Marshall Mountain

Snow or no snow, Parks and Rec is hosting the first annual Marshall Mountain Winter Carnival on Sun., Feb. 22 at Marshall Mountain, from 10-4 pm.... more

Winter Carnival and Snow Races at Marshall Mountain

Join Missoula Parks & Rec for the first annual Marshall Mountain Winter Carnival and Snowshoe/Ski Races on Sat., Feb. 22 at Marshall Mountain, from 10-4 p.m.... more

Register Now For Frost Fever 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for a wintery fun run/walk along the Riverfront Trail System on Saturday, January 24. Choose from the new 1-mile fun run or the traditional 5K route. ... more

Citizens Urged to Call 911 to Report Mount Jumbo Trespassers

Parks & Rec Reminder: Mount Jumbo is closed for the winter and with the new snowfall Avalanche Danger is HIGH. Cititzens are urged to call 911 to report Trespassers.... more

Citizens Encouraged to Recycle Christmas Trees

Missoula Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division is inviting citizens to drop off their cut Christmas trees to be recycled into productive mulch. ... more

Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1

Mount Jumbo's North Zone is closed from December 1 until May 1. Trespassing during the wildlife closure is prohibited and violators may be fined up to $500. ... more