Story Mill Community Park

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect and transform 55 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.

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 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 450 Bozeman kids have explored Story Mill through place-based art projects and park design summer camps. In fall 2014, we hosted a community workshop attended by almost 200 residents to collect community input on the park conceptual plan, and in October 2015, we hosted a community workshop to review new schematic drawings for the park. Download the new design drawings below.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.