No matter the season, Bozeman has a park for every occasion, whether it be sledding, picnicking, playground time, hammocking or letting the dog run crazy. Knoff Group Real Estate has compiled a list of our top seven favorite parks in Bozeman, so you can be sure to see the best of what Bozeman has to offer.
#1 – Located between Oak and Baxter, Gallatin County Regional Park is easily accessible and not to be missed. This 100-acre park has endless opportunities, whether it’s fishing the ponds, learning some cool tricks at the bike park, setting up a picnic overlooking the Bridgers, or taking your dog to run wild in the attached 13-acre dog park. In the winter, this park is optimal for sledding, and trust us, you don’t want to miss out.
#2 – Burke Park – commonly known as Peet’s Hill, is where you’ll get one of the best sunsets in Bozeman, just minutes from Main Street. With numerous trails, it is one of Bozeman’s most popular outdoor spots, just minutes away from home. In the winter, the hill is known for its sledding, but locals remember when it used to be home to a lighted ski jump.
#3 – Bogert Park is located just minutes from downtown and is a local favorite, complete with a community pool to cool off during summer months and an ice-skating rink to enjoy during the winter. There’s a playground as well as a stage that can provide ample entertainment. Don’t forget to check out the farmer’s market here every Tuesday during the summer.
#4 – Lindley Park sits right above Main Street and is the perfect spot to put up a hammock and take in the peaceful nature and endless trees. There’s a covered pavilion for picnics and barbecues, and a great playground for kids. During the summer, you can join weekly outdoor yoga classes or follow the trails that will lead you to the Bozeman Public Library or Peet’s Hill.
#5 – Kirk Park, located right off of 19th Street, is one of the larger Bozeman parks that has just about anything and everything. It’s a kids’ wonderland boasting a skate park, baseball fields, large playground, basketball court, and a large meadow for whatever your imagination may desire. It’s a dogs’ dream, frolicking in the field or splashing through the stream running through the park.
#6 – Beall Park is north of downtown Bozeman, and while it’s on the smaller side, in the winter the field turns into one of the most popular ice-skating rinks in town. When it isn’t snowing, you can utilize the basketball court, playground or have a get together at one of the many picnic tables!
#7 – Story Mill Park – at 60 acres, the newly built Story Mill Community Park is the City of Bozeman’s largest park. The park features activities for everyone – four miles of trails, an adventure playground with treehouses, a climbing boulder and an enclosed dog park with plenty of space for furry friends to play. Several of the park’s pavilions are available to rent out privately through the City of Bozeman.
Additionally, the park has a 40-acre nature sanctuary that includes about a mile of restored river frontage along the East Gallatin River that is accessible for fishing. 15 acres of the sanctuary include wetlands where you can observe birds and other wildlife. This community park is full of Bozeman history and has something for everyone!