Story Mill Community Park

mt_storymill_06302015_024.jpgGirls running in Story Mill Community Park on June 30, 2015.Photo credit: Tom Robertson

"Story Mill Community Park is a game-changer for our community parks system--a Central Park, if you will--where Bozeman residents and visitors can gather, play, and enjoy nature."
- Mitch Overton, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Bozeman

mt_StoryMill_20190720_122Opening celebration at Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, MT on July 20, 2019.Photo Credit: Bruce Muhlbradt

Story Mill Community Park with its restored rivers, abundant birds and wildlife, and a rich historical setting provides a place for all to play, celebrate, and connect to nature and to one another for generations to come.

The park includes the ideas and passion of hundreds of community members, and $4.5 million from the voter-approved 2012 Bozeman Parks & Trails bond measure. In June 2018, the Campaign for Story Mill Community Park was completed thanks to the support of more than 450 individual donors, local businesses, and foundations that generously gave $11.76 million.

mt_StoryMill_20190720_039Opening celebration at Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, MT on July 20, 2019.Photo Credit: Bruce Muhlbradt

At 60 acres, Story Mill Community Park is the City of Bozeman’s largest park featuring ample experiences for exercise on 3-4 miles of trails, a climbing boulder and an adventure playground with treehouses, slides and unique climbing features. For our furry friends, an enclosed dog park provides space to roam and play fetch. Family, friends and neighbors gather for performances in the park’s hillside amphitheater, recreation programs and camps at the community center, picnics and celebrations in several open-air pavilions, and festivals held on the park’s grand lawn.

mt_StoryMill_20190720_118Opening celebration at Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, MT on July 20, 2019.Photo Credit: Bruce Muhlbradt

The park’s 40-acre award-winning nature sanctuary includes almost a mile of restored river frontage along the East Gallatin River for fishing and 15 acres of wetlands to observe birds and other wildlife at home in the park. There is so much to do and to see at Story Mill Community Park – whether you come to spend an hour or an entire day!

mt_StoryMill_20190720_069Opening celebration at Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, MT on July 20, 2019.Photo Credit: Bruce Muhlbradt
 

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