Posts Tagged ‘Missoula Parks and Recreation’

BFC LogoBill Nesper, Director of the Bike Friendly Community Committee of the League of American Bicyclists, announced during his presentation about the benefits of being Bike Friendly, that Missoula has achieved Gold Level after having been a Silver Level community since the program began in 2003. We, who bike in and around Missoula, know how much the cycling environment has improved over the years. We have now been recognized as attaining a status awarded to only 14 other previously selected Gold Level BFC’s. Missoula and Durango, Colorado awarded Gold Level BFC status.

As described on the League of American Bicyclists web site, “Applicant communities are judged in five categories often referred to as the Five E’s. Read the rest of this entry »

The Milwaukee Trail Extension opening celebration Sunday was a great success in spite of the weather! Many thanks to Jeremy Flesch and all the other neighbors who made it happen and invited the community to share. Thanks especially to those neighbors who worked on the project, and especially to those who granted easements so this connection from Russell to Davis Streets could become a reality after well over a decade of work by Missoula Parks and Recreation staff and others. Many thanks to trails manager Dave Shaw and open space manager Jackie Corday for their tireless work, as well as Donna Gaukler and others at Parks and Recreation. Finally, thanks to the voters of Missoula City and County for passing the 2006 Open Space Bond which supplied the money to buy the easements. This is one of those projects that will positively impact thousands of people in the Missoula area. Included in the project is a safe bike-ped crossing at Russell Street.

Milwaukee Trail CrossingMilwaukee Trail Celebration

Congratulations to Missoula on the opening of the new Silver Park Riverfront Trail between Ogren Park and the California Street Bridge.

Official Opening 10/12/2011








Avid trail users and many of those responsible for this accomplishment braved the threatening weather to celebrate the official opening of this great new connection along the Clark Fork River. Missoula Parks and Recreation will be responsible for maintaining this trail year round.

Silver Park OpeningAlex StokmanGathering for Acknowledgements

Leave the Winter slush at the door….

  • What: BWAM Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 @ 7:00pm
  • Where: Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Ave. (corner Keith & Gerald)
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BWAM invites you to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones at our annual meeting. Enjoy a delicious chili, salad, and cornbread dinner from “Catered Away” and slake your thirst with beer or wine while we revisit last year’s successes look ahead to special events, important projects, lofty goals of 2011! Learn about new trail developments with an update by Jean Belangie-Nye, BWAM’s Missoula Lolo Trail Alliance committee chair, and a presentation by Dave Shaw, Missoula Parks and Recreation, regarding the latest trail developments on Missoula’s Open Space and Conservation Lands. Bring family and friends; everyone is welcome.

Not sure if you want to be part of an organization that wants you as a member?? Consider this: Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, is a member driven advocacy group that influences bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the Five Valley region from the proposed Lolo-Missoula Trail to the bike lanes striping Higgins Ave North. We are helping shape the Active Transportation Plan of Missoula and have a hand in much of the bike lanes downtown. If you have walked or biked around town you have probably benefited from our work. BWAM works in solidarity with other bicycling organizations in Missoula and waxes a festive attitude for special events like PEDal Fest Missoula, New Belguim Brewing Clips of Faith Film and Beer Tour, Sunday Streets, and Bike Walk Bus Week. Now, be a part of the effective organization that helps make biking and walking a compelling choice!!

On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the festivities continue with BWAM’s Annual Meeting at 7:00pm in the lower center of Christ the King Church–1400 Gerald Ave. (Corner of Keith and Gerald). Dinner and brews are free for members and $5.00/person for non-members. Renew your membership or become a member, click here link to join now, or join/renew at the meeting and raise a glass and your voice to shape our transportation choices in the Five Valley region!

Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting and how many will be eating by clicking here (RSVP disabled)