The Trust for Public Land is working to protect and transform 54 acres adjoining the historic Story Mill in Bozeman, Montana, into a unique city park with exciting opportunities for active recreation, outdoor community gathering spaces, a nature sanctuary, new trails and trail connections, and natural and cultural interpretive programs. Download the concept map below.
In February 2014, the Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved the Story Mill Community Park proposal, with overwhelming community support. The Trust for Public Land is now hard at work with the City of Bozeman and neighbors, designers, park planners, and community groups to raise funds and to design and build a flagship community park at Story Mill.
Work is already underway to restore the site's wetlands and wildlife habitat—including a full half mile along the East Gallatin River. Breathing new life into the site, more than 350 Bozeman kids have explored Story Mill through place-based art projects and park design summer camps. During the fall and winter of 2014, we worked with the City and community to finalize the park plan with the goal of breaking ground next summer.
Get involved! To learn how to support The Trust for Public Land and Story Mill Community Park, visit support.tpl.org/storymill or contact Molly.Pickall@tpl.org. Together we can rebuild and revitalize this unique property for everyone to enjoy!