2018 Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Plan

City, County seek input on the future of open space

On February 6, 2018, the City of Missoula and Missoula County jointly held an open house to gather input from all of you - our community - on priorities for the next decade of open space conservation in the Missoula Valley.

For those who were unable to attend the open house in person, we have created an online platform where you can respond to the information and questions presented at the open house.

Before completing the survey, please follow this link to review the information presented at the Feb. 6 Open House.

After reviewing the Open House presentation, continue to the online survey. Within the survey you’ll also find a link to an interactive map where you can share your thoughts on Open Space cornerstones and areas of interest.

Open Space Open House Presentation (review before completing survey)

Online Survey

Open House Press Release

Open Space Survey in MS Word format (same survey, for those who don't wish to take the online survey.)

2018 PROST Plan Project Overview

Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands and Missoula Parks and Recreation Department are drafting a new master Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) plan for the greater Missoula valley and urban area including the City of Missoula and portions of Missoula County.  

This new, integrated plan will replace the 2004 Master Parks and Recreation Plan for the Greater Missoula Area and the 1995 Missoula Urban Area Open Space Plan with 2006 Update, and will stand as a blueprint for the next 10 years of parks and recreation service to residents.

When completed, the plan will include:

  • Public involvement processes and facilitation, including timely communications with citizens and elected officials through web updates, presentations and news releases.
  • A statistically valid Citizen Survey
  • Identification of potential inter-agency and public/private partnerships
  • Consultant services for evaluation of land, facilities, and program needs, maintenance services, park management, operations funding,  as well as recreation program evaluations
  • Review of operational efficiency and program service delivery
    GIS Mapping

Learn more about the planning process and opportunities for public input, why plan updates are needed, and funding for the project. For more information, contact Missoula Parks and Recreation Director Donna Gaukler or Missoula County Parks, Trails and Open Lands Program Manager Lisa Moisey.