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Lower Rattlesnake

Posted on: April 5, 2019

New bike parks slated to open mid-summer, remain closed during construction

New bike skills parks at Syringa and Bellevue parks are still under construction, and will remain closed until mid-summer. Residents are asked to respect the closure and stay out of the parks while grasses and landscaping take root and become established. The newly planted grasses, trees and shrubs will prevent erosion and topsoil loss, and create a green and welcoming space for all users and adjacent neighbors.  Biking or walking on the plants before they are well-established will permanently damage them and could kill them.

The projected opening date for the parks is no later than July 1. Some construction is still underway, and after an unusually long and snowy winter, local soil is warming quite slowly and landscaping plants are delayed in starting their spring growth cycle. The parks' landscaping is a crucial component of dust mitigation, soil stability and site compatibility for adjacent neighbors.

Parks and Recreation would like to thank residents for their cooperation and patience while the new parks are completed.  For more information, email parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.us.

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