March 24 2022

Urban Parks and Forestry Board March Presentation

Watch and listen to the consultant's board presentation on the Parks, Recreation and Active Transportation Plan followed by discussion.

April 05 2022

Virtual Workshop

Join us for a workshop online to share your ideas for the future of Bozeman's, parks, trails and recreation activities! Take part in shaping the City's Parks, Recreation, and Active Transportation plan (PRAT Plan). Can't wait to see you on April 5th and 6th! 

February 05 2022

MSU Rail Jam

City of Bozeman staff have a booth at this MSU-hosted event. Provide input on the plan and qualify for raffle prizes!

Event Details

September 25 2021

Bike Your Park Day

Over 100 people participated in this event with bike ride and free park activities for all ages!

A hand places a pin on a board that says "Where do you live? What is your favorite park? Connect with a rubber band" 

Several bikers smile on a path with a pond behind them. 



October 2021

Consultant-led Focus Groups

In October, the plan consultants visited Bozeman and held a series of focus groups organized around the following City of Bozeman Strategic Plan themes that dovetail with our work in Parks, Recreation and Active Transportation:

  • Safe, Welcoming and Healthy Community
  • Successful Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Clean Air and Water and Climate Readiness
  • Well-planned City of Parks, Trails and Multimodal Transportation

People from over 30 community organizations participated including Montana State University, Western Transportation Institute, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Bozeman Baseball, Gallatin Valley Farm to School, Streamline Bus, Bozeman Public Schools staff and school board, Active Aging, Bozeman Barracudas, Bozeman Sports Park Foundation, Gallatin Watershed Council, Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association, and the US Forest Service.


October 08 2021

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Friday Forum Presentation

People are moving to Gallatin County and Bozeman for the many amenities the area has to offer, especially recreation opportunities. How can these amenities be preserved? 

Park Planning and Development Manager, Addi Jadin, presented along with Chet Work from Gallatin Valley Farm to School and County Planner, Garrett McAllister.

Recorded Presentation

October 02 2021

Fall Feastival

Celebration of local agriculture and kick-off to Farm to School month held in October by Gallatin Valley Farm to School in partnership with the City of Bozeman and other community partners.

Fall-themed poster with event details

Parks and Recreation Department staff participated in the event with interactive activities for all ages.

October 13 2021

Pedestrian and Transportation Safety Committee Meeting (PTSC)

October 14 2021

Inter Neighborhood Council Meeting (INC)

October 14 2021

Recreation and Parks Board Meeting (RPAB)

November 03 2021

Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB) Meeting

November 2021

Consultant-led Focus Groups

In November, the consultants held a series of virtual focus groups with Parks and Recreation Staff members from Recreation, Parks and Aquatics. 

January 06 2022

Northeast Neighborhood Association January Meeting

Staff update about PRAT (skip to 1:06:25)

October 23 2021

Camintoño (Walktober)

Hosted by Community Liaison, Luis Islas, the Camintoño event was intended to connect with the Latinx community around Safe Routes to Parks. In advance of the event, Luis canvassed the community to inform people about the PRAT Plan, his role as Community Liaison, and discuss which parks they visit and how they get there.

The Community Liaisons are funded by a Safe Routes Partnership grant received by the HRDC, in partnership with the City of Bozeman, Western Transportation Institute and Groundprint LLC.