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Fort Missoula Regional Park (FMRP)
Fort Missoula Regional Park is a 156-acre park and sports complex owned and operated by the City of Missoula and Missoula County. The park features event pavilions and picnic shelters, 10 multi-sport grass fields, a synthetic turf sports field, seven softball diamonds, full service-concessions, eight tennis courts, and 22 pickleball courts. The park also includes an outdoor fitness center with nine workout stations, basketball courts, lawn volleyball, three playgrounds, historical interpretation, trails, restrooms, and parking.
Phase 1 of the park (FMRP West) opened in 2017. Phase 2, which includes the eastern portion of the park, opened in 2018. The project was funded by the county-wide 2014 Parks and Trails Bond, which included $38 million for construction at FMRP.
Sgt. Bozo Dog Park
FMRP Dog Park opened in July 2019. The closest parking lot is at the FMRP tennis courts, 3219 Fort Missoula Road. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of FMRP.
FMRP Phase 2 construction complete
Phase 2 includes 7 state-of-the-art softball diamonds, a concession facility, tennis/pickleball courts, park headquarters, playgrounds, two social recreation areas, picnic shelters, trails, open parkland, a dog park and more.
FMRP Phase 1 construction complete
FMRP Phase 1 celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The new park is a joint City-County project, and is funded by the county-wide 2014 Parks and Trails Bond. The voter-approved $42 million measure allocated $38 million for Fort Missoula Regional Park; $3 million for the Missoula County trails program, and $1 million for new and improved playgrounds throughout the City. Phase 2 of Fort Missoula Regional Park is slated to open in the summer of 2018.
Phase 1 construction at Fort Missoula includes the Bella Vista events pavilion, a 5000-sq. ft. timber and stone structure with a fireplace, skylight and portable dance floor, the Bella Vista synthetic turf lighted multi-sport field, up to 10 (depending on the sport) multi-sport natural turf fields, an additional pavilion, two playgrounds, historical interpretation, plus trails, restrooms and parking. The new entrance of the park, located at South Avenue and 33rd Street, features a bronze statute commemorating the Fort's history as headquarters of one of the country's largest Civilian Conservation Corps districts in the 1930s and '40s. FMRP Events and Reservations
Historic monument welcomes visitors to FMRP
A 6-foot tall, 460-pound "CCC Worker" greets visitors at FMRP. The statue honors Fort Missoula's heritage as one of the country's largest Civilian Conservation Corp camps in the 1930's and '40's.
2014 Missoula County Parks and Trails Bond
Thank you, Missoula, for your support of the 2014 $42 million Missoula County Parks and Trails Bond.
The bond funded the development of Fort Missoula Regional Park, 10 new or improved City playgrounds, and a new trails program for Missoula County. $38 million of bond funds were earmarked for FMRP, $3 funded the Missoula County Trails program, and $1 million was allocated for playgrounds.
- FMRP Master Park Plan
- FAQs: FMRP Construction (2015) (PDF)
- FMRP Construction Photos
- Design/Construction Oversight Minutes (2015-16)
- 2014 Market Analysis & Operating Proforma (PDF)
- Missoula to Lolo trail connections (2013) (PDF)
- Ownership Map (2010) (PDF)
- Master Plan Refinement/Development Presentation (2010) (PDF)
- Historic and Cultural Resources Presentation (2008) (PDF)
- Original FMRP Site Plan (Adopted 2002) (PDF)
- Project Timeline and FMRP History
- Parks and Trails Bond Playgrounds
July, 2016 Project Overview (PDF)
City and County parks staff met with stakeholders and interest groups on July 19 to share a project progress report and answer questions. Phase I of the park is slated to open in Spring, 2017, with sports fields ready for play by late spring. View Parks and Recreation Director Donna Gaukler's presentation (PDF).
Public Open Houses and FAQ
Citizens participated in an open house to learn more about the FMRP plan, ask questions and provide public comment. Public Comment Summary and FAQ (PDF) Open House Presentation (PDF)
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