Residents invited to comment on design concept for Marshall Mountain Park through December 30
The City of Missoula and its partners have extended the deadline for residents to view and comment on proposed design concepts for Marshall Mountain Park via a brief, online public comment survey
through December 30, 2022. The design concept is the first step in developing a master plan for the park.
Project partners have launched the park planning process at the request of residents and elected officials to help answer questions about development and maintenance costs should the community acquire the park for public ownership. Learn more
Marshall Mountain is not currently under public ownership. If you'd like to see the area preserved as open space, get involved now and let your elected officials know you’d like to see Marshall Mountain Park under public ownership.
The design concept and subsequent master park plan will give City and County officials the financial information they need to consider whether to use 2018 Open Space Bond funds to acquire the park for public ownership.
If approved by the City Council and Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), 2018 Open Space Bond funds could be used to purchase Marshall Mountain Park. In 2023, the Council and BOCC will consider purchasing the 320-acre parcel for $1.92 million using bond funds and additional funding sources like grants, donations, and public/private partnerships.
The purchase would be subject to the standard Open Space acquisition process, including an extensive public process with numerous opportunities for citizen engagement.Learn more about the project