Parks & Recreation

Overview:The Town of West Yellowstone is pleased to offer a year-round recreation program for residents and visitors.   Over the course of several years, a seasonal day-camp program for kids under 12 has grown into offering something for nearly everyone.

YouthThe Town of West Yellowstone Parks and Recreation Department offers many high energy youth recreation activities and athletic programs throughout the year. All youth are invited to participate in a variety of programs designed to be meaningful and more importantly, FUN!  Activities include: dance, basketball, t-ball, soccer, flag football, tumbling and gymnastics. Adult Health and Fitness:Most fitness classes are geared towards 16 years of age and older.  We currently offer water aerobics, dance, and co-ed adult volleyball! Smokey Waters Day Camp (Summer Rec):  Smokey Waters Day Camp operates ten weeks during the summer months by providing wholesome recreational and learning opportunities for kids between the ages of 5 and 12.  Parents can sign their kids up to participate on a daily or weekly basis.  Wednesday activities always include an “Awesome Adventure” which is kid-code for a field trip.  Favorite sites include the Spire Climbing Center in Bozeman, Rexburg Rapids waterpark, and whitewater rafting on the Gallatin River.  Click here for the current brochure…

Staff:

The Recreation Department is staffed by a full-time Recreation Coordinator, three seasonal Recreation Counselors, and multiple part-time Recreation Specialists that teach classes such as dance and yoga. Brandy Holland: Parks and Recreation Coordinator  and many other enthusiastic part-time staff and volunteers! See the Rec Coordinator’s Newsletter…Tell me what’s happening!

Hours:

Parks and Rec office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm For times of events or program specifics see our Recreation calendar.

Additional Information:

Registration/Liability Form…click here

Scholarship Form…click here

Contact Information:

Brandy Holland, Recreation Coordinator 10 South Geyser Street West Yellowstone, MT 59758 Povah Community Center Office: (406) 646-7715 Cell Phone: (406) 640-1676 Email: bholland@townofwestyellowstone.com

Town Parks

DUNBAR PARK A Wayside Picnic Area at the Entrance to Yellowstone Park. Located on Boundary St and Yellowstone Ave; at the eastern edge of the historic district, the park is the location of a monument that recognizes the area as the eastern terminus of the Oregon Short Line Railroad. Facilities include picnic tables, ample parking. Bathrooms and water located at the Chamber of Commerce; adjacent to the park. ELECTRIC STREET PARK A Place for Basketball & Tennis. This park is located on Electric St. between Washburn Circle and Lewis Avenue. Facilities include; basketball court and two tennis courts. HERITAGE PARK The Historic District and the Center of Downtown Located on Yellowstone Ave., between cross streets Canyon and Electric. This four block area encompasses the main structures build by the Union Pacific Railroad between 1909 and 1929, as well as the railroad right-of-way. This property was donated by the Union Pacific Railroad to the Town of West Yellowstone in 1966. Union Pacific Dinning Lodge and encompassing building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April of 1983. Since the donation in 1966 the various buildings have been converted into, the Union Pacific Dining Lodge Convention Center, The Yellowstone Museum, the West Yellowstone Clinic and the West Yellowstone Court House. In the 1980’s, the International Fly Fishing Federation constructed a fly-casting pond, which is still available for use. THE LINEAR PARK A residential park for biking and walking. Located in the Madison Addition running from DeLacy Avenue to Hayden/Electric Street; the natural appearance of the park, with it s simple footbridges and natural vegetation, lends to its low-demand maintenance. No Facilities are available. PIONEER PARK A green space for community events and recreation for residents and visitors. Located on the corner of HWY 191 and HWY 20, this six acre park is in the center of town. Pioneer Park hosts Music in the Park, car shows and other city wide events. Facilities include; one improved and one unimproved baseball diamond, soccer nets, playground equipment, basketball court, picnic shelters, BBQ grills, bathrooms and water.