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 and our design team are finalizing designs for an accessible adventure playground, river front access to the East Gallatin, a 40-acre nature sanctuary, teaching farm, community center, trails, natural 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.
From gifts to the Campaign for Story Mill Community Park, we have secured 84% of the funds needed to design and build the park. We are working hard to raise the rest from the community and cross the finish line! If successful, we look forward to breaking ground in spring 2017 and celebrating the opening of Story Mill Community Park in fall 2018.
For more project updates, please visit our Story Mill Community Park webpage.
Now The Trust for Public Land is working to raise the private matching funds to 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. Please make a gift today and help us create a world-class park for Bozeman!
Thanks to strong support from donors like you, the Campaign for Story Mill Community Park has made great progress. We have raised $9.8 million from 75+ donors. But we’re not there yet! We have to raise $1.8 million more to leverage public funds in full and build this transformational park, designed by Bozeman, for Bozeman.
"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