Because a Special Town Deserves a Great Park
Bozeman residents prize our deep-seated sense of community and easy access to the outdoors. Despite living in one of the nation’s fastest growing small cities, we take pride in our small town values. We like to know our neighbors. And we wouldn't feel like Montanans without rivers at the doorstep, a horizon full of mountains, and a giant dome of sky. As Bozeman grows, we must find ways to stay connected to nature and one another.
Story Mill Community Park is our chance to leave a legacy that embodies Bozeman’s community spirit and celebrates our beautiful, shared outdoor spaces. The Trust for Public Land, City of Bozeman and our design team have created designs for an accessible adventure playground, river front access to the East Gallatin, a 40-acre nature sanctuary, learning garden, community center, trails, natural outdoor amphitheater, gathering spaces and much more. This 60-acre park will be built with the ideas and passion of hundreds of community members, funding from the voter-approved 2012 Bozeman Parks & Trails bond measure, and the support of many generous donors.
To see park maps and sketches, and sign up for updates, please visit tpl.org.storymill
Now The Trust for Public Land is working to raise private support and make the park a reality. Story Mill Community Park will forever change our community for the better, even as it helps to preserve our way of life.
Announced at groundbreaking for the park on June 24, 2017, we have received a wonderful challenge from an anonymous foundation. Gifts made online will be matched one-for-one until we reach $50,000!
PROGRESS: $24,406 raised, $25,594 to go!
Please make a gift today and help us create a world-class park for Bozeman.
Join us at the following events to learn more about Story Mill Community Park and show your support! Check back for updates and contact Campaign Director Molly Pickall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-582-6243) for more information:
- Due to inclement weather, we have moved our National PARK(ing) Day celebration to Friday, September 29. We'll be celebrating with a "pop up" park on Main Street in front of Heyday.
- Swing by Intrinsik Architecture for an Oktoberfest Green Drinks on Wednesday, October 18 to learn about our partnership and support the park (lederhosen optional.)
- Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21 and dust off your running shoes for Schnee's Autumn Classic at Story Mill Community Park. Registration online today!
"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