Bozeman Community Center

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Bozeman residents are active members of their community. As our city grows, so does the number of people utilizing the public library, pools, and recreation programs.

The City of Bozeman is developing plans to meet our community’s growing need for an Aquatics, Recreation, and Library center where people of all ages and abilities can learn, play, and connect. This new facility will provide better access for all to the resources, facilities, and activities that keep us healthy, curious, and connected.

Help us shape what the space looks like by sharing your input on what matters most to you. Over the next 4 months (January-April 2023), the City will be consulting and involving Bozeman residents and community groups to prioritize needs and values for this new community center. Based on your input, the City of Bozeman, ThinkOne, and Anderson Mason Dale Architects will develop concept designs and an overall budget estimate for the project. Bozeman voters will then decide on whether to support funding for the project in the November 2023 local elections.

This page will be updated throughout the project. Register and subscribe for updates to follow the project and get access to surveys, online activities, information, and key dates for in-person events.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bozeman residents are active members of their community. As our city grows, so does the number of people utilizing the public library, pools, and recreation programs.

The City of Bozeman is developing plans to meet our community’s growing need for an Aquatics, Recreation, and Library center where people of all ages and abilities can learn, play, and connect. This new facility will provide better access for all to the resources, facilities, and activities that keep us healthy, curious, and connected.

Help us shape what the space looks like by sharing your input on what matters most to you. Over the next 4 months (January-April 2023), the City will be consulting and involving Bozeman residents and community groups to prioritize needs and values for this new community center. Based on your input, the City of Bozeman, ThinkOne, and Anderson Mason Dale Architects will develop concept designs and an overall budget estimate for the project. Bozeman voters will then decide on whether to support funding for the project in the November 2023 local elections.

This page will be updated throughout the project. Register and subscribe for updates to follow the project and get access to surveys, online activities, information, and key dates for in-person events.

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Open House Highlights

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    Thanks to all who joined us at the project launch Open House on 1/19! We were joined by over 50 community members of all ages who shared their input on what amenities and programs they would like to see in the new Bozeman Community Center.

    We heard support for pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor aquatics facilities, and programs for people to explore their interests from age 0-5, high school, and older adults. Check out the comments, dot exercises and notecard ideas shared in the documents section!

    The next steps are to continue to engage underrepresented communities, compile input from the survey, open house, and these focused conversations to develop a concept design and estimated budget for the project.

    Please help us hear from more voices by sharing the survey with your friends, family, and neighbors! It will close on February 17th.

    In the meantime, find project updates and activities on this page!


    A notecard expresses support for an "arts and crafts place where kids can become famous artists... a climbing walls... a place where kids and parents on fridays or weekends for fun with lots of activities"



  • Open House materials available online

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    We hope to see you tomorrow at our first public event for the Bozeman Community Center. Join us any time between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Bozeman Public Safety Center Community Room (901 N. Rouse Ave).

    Can't make it? Not to worry! All of the display boards and prompts we're gathering input on are available here for you to check out and respond to in your own time.

  • City Commission considers guiding principles and engagement efforts

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    We presented at this week's City Commission meeting! You can check out a recording of the discussion on our website or find a writeup in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

    City Parks and Recreation Director Mitch Overton and Library Director Susan Gregory said during this week’s meeting that as the city’s population has grown, so has demand for their services.

    A west Bozeman branch will make recreation and library services more accessible to more city residents, the two said. Both mentioned that residents and staff members alike have identified the need for more services on the west side for years.

    “Recreation centers are really about access, exposure and opportunity for health and wellness and recreational opportunities for everyone,” Overton said. “This is not a fitness club, this is about ease of access and low intimidation.”

    Henderson said the city will solicit public input over the next few months, then come back to the commission with a better estimate of the design and price for the facility over the summer.

    City Commission provided staff with feedback to ensure that people across the community have an opportunity to weigh in on what they'd like to see in this new community center. Online, in-person, and intentional outreach was highlighted as a top priority as plans take shape.

    Check out the slides from the City Commission presentation in the documents on the right hand side of this page!

  • Join us at our project launch Open House

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Bozeman Community Center Open House

    • Thursday 1/19 from 4:00 - 7:00PM
    • 901 N. Rouse Ave. - Bozeman Public Safety Center Community Room

    All are invited to attend the Bozeman Community Center Open House at the Bozeman Public Safety Center on Jan. 19 any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Drop by to learn about the project and provide your feedback. We'll use your input to develop concept designs and an overall budget estimate for the project. Bring the whole family and let us know what matters most to you in a new library branch, aquatics center, and recreation facility in Bozeman!

    We look forward to hearing from you!



  • Survey is live!

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    This is the first step in our engagement process. We want to know how you use existing recreation, aquatics, and library facilities in Bozeman and what you value most in new facilities.

    Help us create a space that reflects our community needs and values while balancing budgetary and space constraints. Check out the survey in English or Spanish, and share with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    The survey will take 5-10 minutes and will close on February 12th.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BozemanRecAquaticsLibrary

Page last updated: 26 Jan 2023, 10:39 AM