City of Missoula Mission
Reflecting the needs and values of our citizens, the City of Missoula commits to enhancing opportunity and quality of life through effective delivery of City services and fiscal stewardship while maintaining and creating a harmonious natural and built environment.
City of Missoula Vision
We are an inclusive city where all people can live and celebrate meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives through the confluence of unparalleled recreational, cultural, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Social Equity in Parks and Recreation
Equity and equality are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Equality is when everyone receives an equal amount of investment. While that sounds fair, it assumes that all people start from the same place, which isn’t true. Equity is about ensuring everyone receives the appropriate investment for where they are.
For example: under equality, everyone receives the same bike, which does not meet the needs of every person. With equity, recognizing each person starts at a different place, each cyclist receives the appropriate bike for them. The same principle is true of park use and access. Missoula Parks and Recreation works to ensure all residents have equitable access to programs and services, regardless of ethnic origin, socioeconomic level, color, language, abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, or age.
Park and Recreation Administrative Offices
600 Cregg Lane, inside Currents Aquatics Center at McCormick Park, 406-721-7275 (PARK)
Park Operations - Urban Forestry, Conservation Lands Management, Parks Systems and Services, Park Maintenance
100 Hickory Street, 406-523-6253
Currents Indoor Aquatics Center
600 Cregg Lane, McCormick Park, 406-721-7275 (PARK)
Splash Montana Outdoor Waterpark
3001 Bancroft, 406-542-9283 (WAVE)
Sports and Wellness Gym in City Life
1515 Fairview, 406-721-7275 (PARK)
In partnership with Séliš-Ql̓ispé Cultural Committee, Parks and Recreation drafted this Land Acknowledgement Statement to honor the Indigenous Peoples who have inhabited the land in the Missoula valley.
The City of Missoula acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish, Kootenai, and Kalispel people. Today, we honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.
Questions? Email us or phone 721-PARK (7275.)