North Riverside Parks & Trails Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link


CARAS PARK PHASE 1 UNDER CONSTRUCTION



Caras Park Phase 1 improvements are scheduled to begin on October 4th. This initial phase of implementing the North Riverside Parks and Trails Plan is the result of a partnership between Missoula Downtown Association, Missoula City Parks and Recreation and Public Works and Mobility Departments. The park improvements will be implemented in conjunction with a Stormwater Infiltration gallery that will help clean and infiltrate stormwater from downtown into the ground before it enters the river. By combining these construction projects, we can reduce construction seasons in the park and save approximately $100,000.

Phase I Improvements include rebuilding the amphitheater seating, flattening the green hill following installation of the infiltration gallery, widening of the riverfront trail, additional lighting and electrical infrastructure, and upgrades to the entry points from the trail to the park. This is a true public-private partnership, the Missoula Downtown Foundation has pledged to match funding from the City of Missoula.

Caras Park Phase 1: Area of Construction




A Collective Vision For Missoula's Downtown Riverside Parks

The plan includes updated designs for Caras, East Caras, Bess Reed, Kiwanis, and Downtown Lions Parks, as well as Ron's River Trail.

The vision for these parks came from Missoulians, it is a result of over a years worth of public outreach, stakeholder meetings, survey, and design work. The plan strives to update and enhance the parks with multi-use spaces and year round activities, create better trail connections and gateways, update materials and landscaping, and ensure enhancements to the riverfront respect natural processes while providing better access for everyone.

The plan is the work of the Downtown Missoula Partnership, City of Missoula Parks & Recreation Department, Dover, Kohl & Partners, IMEG, and Jennie Meinershagen, Landscape Architect.

Endorsed by:

Downtown Missoula Master Plan

Implementation Team

Destination Missoula & the Tourism BID

Missoula Neighborhood Forum

Board of County Commissioners

NRP&T Leadership Team

NRP&T Blue Ribbon Committee


Adopted by:

Missoula Downtown Association,

Downtown Business Improvement District

Missoula Downtown Foundation

Missoula Redevelopment Agency

Missoula Parking Commission

Missoula Parks and Recreation Board

Missoula City Council



THE PLANS

Near Term Plan
Long Term Plan
Kiwanis Park
Downtown Lions Park
Ron's River Trail
Design Report
(best viewed as a 2 page spread in a PDF viewer)



CARAS PARK PHASE 1 UNDER CONSTRUCTION



Caras Park Phase 1 improvements are scheduled to begin on October 4th. This initial phase of implementing the North Riverside Parks and Trails Plan is the result of a partnership between Missoula Downtown Association, Missoula City Parks and Recreation and Public Works and Mobility Departments. The park improvements will be implemented in conjunction with a Stormwater Infiltration gallery that will help clean and infiltrate stormwater from downtown into the ground before it enters the river. By combining these construction projects, we can reduce construction seasons in the park and save approximately $100,000.

Phase I Improvements include rebuilding the amphitheater seating, flattening the green hill following installation of the infiltration gallery, widening of the riverfront trail, additional lighting and electrical infrastructure, and upgrades to the entry points from the trail to the park. This is a true public-private partnership, the Missoula Downtown Foundation has pledged to match funding from the City of Missoula.

Caras Park Phase 1: Area of Construction




A Collective Vision For Missoula's Downtown Riverside Parks

The plan includes updated designs for Caras, East Caras, Bess Reed, Kiwanis, and Downtown Lions Parks, as well as Ron's River Trail.

The vision for these parks came from Missoulians, it is a result of over a years worth of public outreach, stakeholder meetings, survey, and design work. The plan strives to update and enhance the parks with multi-use spaces and year round activities, create better trail connections and gateways, update materials and landscaping, and ensure enhancements to the riverfront respect natural processes while providing better access for everyone.

The plan is the work of the Downtown Missoula Partnership, City of Missoula Parks & Recreation Department, Dover, Kohl & Partners, IMEG, and Jennie Meinershagen, Landscape Architect.

Endorsed by:

Downtown Missoula Master Plan

Implementation Team

Destination Missoula & the Tourism BID

Missoula Neighborhood Forum

Board of County Commissioners

NRP&T Leadership Team

NRP&T Blue Ribbon Committee


Adopted by:

Missoula Downtown Association,

Downtown Business Improvement District

Missoula Downtown Foundation

Missoula Redevelopment Agency

Missoula Parking Commission

Missoula Parks and Recreation Board

Missoula City Council



THE PLANS

Near Term Plan
Long Term Plan
Kiwanis Park
Downtown Lions Park
Ron's River Trail
Design Report
(best viewed as a 2 page spread in a PDF viewer)


Page last updated: 27 September 2021, 08:55