BOZEMAN, Mont. – The southern portion of Bozeman’s Story Mill Community Park is open for the public to use, with the grand opening of the entire park planned for July.
The park’s nature sanctuary trails are open for pedestrians and bikers to use on the Story Mill Spur Trail. But the northern part of the park, which will house the playground, park landscaping, and a small parking lot, will be closed until July when the project is completely finished.
“I think we are really excited to open the portion that is completed so people can begin to use the park after this many years of planning,” said Project Manager Maddy Pope. “And also to anticipate its grand opening.”
Work for Bozeman’s largest community park started back in 2012. Since then, the Trust for Public Land has worked with many different community partners including the city of Bozeman. There have been more than 450 donors that have given close to $12 million.
“It is even better than I’d imagined. It is going to be a place for all ages and all sorts of activities and I think it is going to be a really enduring community resource that people will enjoy for many generations,” said Pope.
The entire park will be open in July. An all-day grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.