Park Rules & Alcohol in Parks

Park Use Policies

We hope that you have an enjoyable gathering. If you have any questions, please call us at 406-721-PARK.


Missoula's parks are open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, unless otherwise posted. Lighted riverfront trails are open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

Park Rules

Per Missoula Municipal Code 12.40 (PDF) and Parks and Recreation Rules, the following are not allowed in parks:

  • Amplified music
  • Animals, except dogs on leashes
  • Charging for entry to parks
  • Charging or selling anything in parks without permission from the Parks and Recreation Director
  • Digging or driving stakes/pegs in the ground
  • Firearms (PDF) (details below)
  • Fireworks (PDF)
  • Motorized vehicles except in designated areas
  • Open fires
  • Overnight camping
  • Practicing golf

Dogs In Parks

Dogs must be leashed in City Parks and on trails, unless otherwise posted. Dog owners are responsible for removing dog waste from city parks. Learn more.

Alcohol in Parks

For groups of two or more, a $10 fee and a $200 deposit will be required for an alcohol permit. Only beer and wine are permitted in designated parks with an alcohol permit. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the following parks and trails: Greenough, Pineview, and Westide Parks, MOBASH Skate Park, Memorial Rose Garden, Jacob's Island, Clark Fork Natural Area, River Front Park System, Kim Williams Nature Trail, Gregory Park, beneath the Orange Street Bridge and the area west of the bridge, or any park that does not have public restrooms available.

No glass beverage containers allowed in city parks. Your deposit will be refunded only if you remove your trash from the park, do not damage, and follow the alcohol policies.

Firearms Prohibited in Parks

Per Missoula Municipal Code 8.58 (PDF), firearms are prohibited in the following parks and trails. To report violations, please call the Missoula Police Department at 911. Parks and Recreation is not an enforcement agency.

44 Ranch2503 Riata Road
Anderson220 Blaine Street
Bancroft Ponds/Children's Fish Pond34th and Bancroft
Bellevue3925 Paxson Street
Ben Hughes183 S Easy Street
Bess Reed225 S Pattee Street
BN Plaza/Circle Square100 E Railroad Street
Bonner1600 Ronald
Boyd3131 Washburn Avenue
Caras123 Carousel
Cattail Corner1200 SW Higgins
Clark Fork Natural200 Chestnut Street
Downtown Lions520 N California Street
Elms3101 Elm Park Drive
Fort Missoula West3301 South Av West
Fort Missoula East3025 South Av West
Franklin2100 10th Street
Garland4810 23rd Avenue
Greenough1001 Monroe Street
Gregory707 Van Buren Street
Honeysuckle4331 Barbara Lane
Jacobs Island6 S Van Buren Street
Jeffrey6905 Alisha Drive
Kiwanis350 Kiwanis Street
Lafray616 Lafray
Lester200 Sentinel Street
Lincolnwood North4505 Fox Farm Road
Little McCormick711 Toole Avenue
Maloney Ranch5200 Big Fork Road
Marilyn6000 Linda Vista Boulevard
McCormick600 Cregg Lane
McLeod1651 North Avenue W
Memorial Rose Garden800 Brooks Street
Montana Rail Link2300 Johnson Street
NicoleLinda Vista Boulevard and Nicole Court
Northside800 N. 6th
Penland150 Penland Way
Pheasant Run2425 Garland Drive
Pineview1010 Pineview
Playfair3001 Bancroft
Pleasant View4101 Lexington Avenue
Rainbow6530 Linda Vista Boulevard
Sacajawea810 S Orange Street
Silver900 Cregg Lane
Skyview5550 Skyview Drive
South Hills to Meadow Hill Safe Route To SchoolMap
Southside Lions2100 Bow
Syringa1465 Lower Lincoln Hills Drive
Toole202 S 4th Street E
Wapikia134 Tahoe Drive
Westside1100 Sherwood
Whitaker511 Whitaker Drive
White Pine1551 Scott Street

Maps of commuter trails (PDF) as described in Missoula Municipal Code 8.58 (PDF)

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