Activities and Opportunities in Bozeman, Montana

A catalog of recreation groups and events in the Bozeman area provided by the

Bozeman Recreation and Parks Advisory Board

Sponsored by
Bozeman Noon Optimists

Upcoming Events Sports/Recreation Groups and Clubs Bozeman City Parks Park ReservationsOther Community Groups Subdivision Review Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardContacts and Partners


Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 N. Bozeman, (Beall Park Recreation Center)

Recreation Department 582-2290
Swim Center 582-2294
Bogert Pool (Summer only) 582-0806
Beall Center, Lindley Center, Story Mansion reservations 582-2290

Office Hours - Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The 2014 Summer Program Guide is now available. Pick up a copy at the Swim Center - 1211 W. Main Street, or at the Beall Park Recreation Center - 415 N. Bozeman Ave.

Bozeman Parks Division:

The City of Bozeman, Parks Division 582-3200
City Parks
Park Reservations 582-3203
Map of Bozeman Parks

Parks are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Dogs must be on leash in all Parks, with the exception of Burke Park, the Canine Beach (located on the west side of the Bozeman Pond), Cooper Park, the Dog Park on the south end of the Softball Complex and the Snowfill Park on McIlhattan Road. Owners must also pick up after their pets. Doggie bags are provided at most trails heads and Parks.

Subdivision Review: click here


Information and Upcoming Events

Bozeman Recreation Department

Adult Juggling Class - The Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department is offering Juggling classes for adults! This class will be held on Tuesdays, April 29 - May 20, from 6:00 - 7:00pm. Did you know that juggling can improve your hand-eye coordination, relieve stress, increase focus, and help with problem solving? Juggling is a fun way to exercise your body and mind, and anyone can do it! This class will provide an introduction to juggling and will progress each week. Fee is $20 for City of Bozeman residents, $28 non-Bozeman residents. You can register online at www.bozeman.net/recreation, at the Beall Park Recreation Center at 415 N. Bozeman Ave, or by calling 582-2290.

Lifeguarding Course - The Bozeman Swim Center, 1211 W. Main, will be teaching an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification course on May 10 & 11, 2014. The class will meet from 9:00am - 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The pre-class skills test will be offered on April 23 or 25, anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  After participants have passed the pre-skills portion, they may register for the course.

 The purpose of the course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical service personnel take over. Participants need to be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course; swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both (swimming on the back or side is not allowed),and swim goggles may be used; tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds; surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

 Course fee, which includes the manual, is $200 City of Bozeman resident/$262 non-resident.  Call 582-2294 for information.

Boot Camp in Beall Park - The Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department and the Ridge Athletic Clubs are excited to announce our new boot camps in Beall Park! The focus will be on increasing participant's fitness level by working on strength, cardiovascular endurance, and anaerobic performance in an outdoor setting. Classes will be led by skilled Ridge Athletic Clubs instructors and will be challenging, different every day, and fun! Classes will be Tuesday & Thursday, May 6-29, from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Fee is $100 for City of Bozeman residents, $140 non-city residents. Please pre-register online at www.bozeman.net/recreation, or by calling 582-2910.

Superhero Me! Preschool Program - The Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back our popular Superhero Me preschool program! We will be throwing webs like Spiderman, building muscles like Superman, and gaining superhero powers like Wonder Woman! This class for ages 2-5 will be full of superhero wisdom and entertainment. Class will be held on Fridays, April 4 -25, from 11:00 - 11:45am. Fee is $15 for City of Bozeman residents, $20 non-City residents.  Please pre-register online at www.bozeman.net/recreation, or by calling 582-2910.

T-Ball Registration - T-ball registration for ages 3 to 8 (need to be 3 by April 28) is continuing online! Visit www.bozeman.net/recreation to sign up and get information about t-ball. Fee for T-Ball is $40 City of Bozeman resident/$56 non city resident. For information regarding t-ball, call 582-2290.

Open Boating at the Swim Center - The Bozeman Swim Center offers open boating sessions on Sundays, January 12 - May 18, from 3:30 - 5:00pm. This is an opportunity for you to bring in your kayak and keep your skills sharp during the off-season. For safety reasons, swimming is not allowed during this time frame and youth 14 and under must be with an adult.  Fee is $4 adult/$3 youth or senior.  Please call 582-2910 with any questions.

Pickleball Open Play Sessions - The Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department is continuing our Pickleball open play sessions into 2014! Join us on Mondays from now through April from 9:00 - 11:00am at Hope Lutheran Gym, 2152 Graf St. Our department will provide the nets and balls; please bring paddles if you have them, as a limited number are available to use. Drop in fee is $5 for City of Bozeman residents, $7 non-Bozeman residents. Please call 582-2290 with any questions, and you can visit our website at www.bozeman.net/recreation for more information.

Drop in and Play! - The Bozeman Recreation Department will be offering our Drop In & Play class on Fridays! The Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman Ave., will open its doors for your children to roll, play, and explore while you meet other parents. This is a great opportunity for your child to socialize with other children their age. Ages 0-5, with parents. Fridays: January 10 - May 23, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee per day: $2 City of Bozeman resident, $3 non-city. Call us at 582-2290 with questions.

Adopt a Park Program

Bozeman is a beautiful place to live and work.  To help ensure that we as a community can pass down to future generations a sense of pride and sustainability for our local parks, the Bozeman Beautification Board and the Recreation and Parks Board have established an Adopt a Park program. This would allow individuals, groups, families, organizations, or businesses to do minor ongoing maintenance in the park or trail of their choosing for one year.  Minimum requirements are to pick up litter and dog waste, and do general weeding on a monthly basis.  It could also include small shrub and flower deadheading, pruning, planting, graffiti removal, etc.  In appreciation, an Adopt a Park sign with you or your group’s name on it will be posted at the park, recognizing your contribution to the City of Bozeman. 

What to do?  Select a park (see map), download, fill out, and sign the agreement form, deliver, fax, or mail it to: City of Bozeman Adopt a Park Program, 415 N. Bozeman, Bozeman MT, 59715 (fax 580-2292) and you will be contacted.

Bicycling

Bike Swap - The Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club will be holding its annual Bike Swap at the fairgrounds. Bring in consignments on Friday, April 18 from 4:00 - 7:00PM and shop on Saturday April 19 from 9:00 to 11:45AM. There will be a discount sale from Noon to 1:00PM. For details visit GVBC or see the poster.

Bike to Work Week - May 12 - 16, details TBA

Running

Big Sky Wind Drinkers - Visit the BSWD website: www.winddrinkers.org for information, locations, and directions. For trail running information, click here. For trail maps visit GVLT or Rob Maher at MSU

20th Annual Jim Bridger Trail Run - The 20th annual Jim Bridger Trail Run will be held on Saturday, June 28th, 2014. This is a 10-mile trail run with over 2,000 feet of vertical climbs through the beautiful Bridger mountains. Online registration is open through June 26. register here

Swimming

Swim Center Hours - click here For more information call 582-2294

Bogert Pool is closed for the season.


 
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Clubs, Groups, and Teams

Index:
Agriculture, Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Board Games, Canine, Climbing, Cycling, Disc Golf (Folf), Frisbee (Ultimate), Football, Handball, Horseback Riding, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Lacrosse, Motor Cycle, Mountaineering, Rugby, Running, Senior Olympics, Scuba, Shooting, Skateboard, Skiing, Skiing (Backcountry), Skiing (Cross Country - XC, Soccer, Softball, Snowshoe, Special Olympics, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon, Volleyball, Wrestling

Club/Organization
Ages
Season
Contact
Fee
Notes
Agriculture
Bogert Farmers' Market   June - Sept Salal Huber-McGee 539-0216   Every Tuesday from 5-8PM at Bogert Park Pavilion on South Church
Gallatin Valley Farmers' Market  
Summer
Kristi Wetsch 388-6701   Saturdays from 9 to noon at the County Fairgrounds
Rocky Creek Farms  
Summer
585-0335   50 acre U-pick farm open Tuesday - Friday 1PM to 5PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM.
Archery - back to index
Black Ram Archery Club
All
Jan. - Aug. Mark Brown blackrambowmen@yahoo.com
Y
 
Baseball - back to index

Bozeman Youth Baseball
Minor, Major, and Farm Leagues

7-15
April to August

Tim Huntsinger
587-4415
www.bozemanbaseball.com

 

Gallatin Valley Men's Adult Baseball League
montanahardball.net

18+
Summer

Jeremy Docken 605-261-5758

Y
Players of all skill levels are welcome to join
American Legion
www.bozemanbaseball.com
14-18
April to August
Chris Hodges
307-699-1503
 
Basketball - back to index

Midget boys and girls
5th & 6th grade
Oct - Dec
Tom Martello 599-3039
Y
 
Woman's City League
18+
Starts in Jan. Mary Wagner 581-2180    
Men's League
Men's over 30 League
MSU Intramurals
18+
Starts in Dec. Jeff at 994-6313 (wk) , 600-3528 (cell)
Y
 
Board Games - back to index
University Chess Club
All
Sept. - April
Lukas Geyer
chess@montana.edu
N
Meetings and Tournaments open to the public
Gallatin Valley Go Club
[Go is also known as Weiqi, Igo, & Baduk in Asia]
All
  Pippin Wallace
582-8732
gallatinvalleygo@gmail.com
N
Go is an ancient strategic board game rich in possibilities yet with simple rules. Please see our web site for our weekly meeting times and locations. gvgo.org
Canine - back to index
Gallatin Dog Club     gallatindogclub.org   Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month. 6:30pm @ Borders
GDAC Galloping Dog Agility Club     www.gallopingdog.com
Y
Meets 7pm first Wednesday of the month. Ongoing classes for beginner to advanced dog handler teams.
Climbing - back to index
Southwest Montana Climbers' Coalition - SMCC    

Tom Kalakay tkalakay@bridgeband.com

   

Montana Mountaineering Association
www.montanamountaineering.org

All
Erin Taylor Executive Director.
522-0659
some free
More Information
Cycling - back to index
Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club
www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org
All
Summer
Amy Chiuchiolo 978-857-8924
$10yr
Weekly road races in the summer; summer bike tours. For insurance reasons, must be a member to participate.
Gallatin Valley BMX
Apr. 1-Oct. 31

Bill Drysdale- Track Director- 580-9284

 

Y

Loaner bikes and helmets are available. Fees: $45/yr
Daily race fee $5
Racing every Tues & Thurs, registration 5:30-6:30

G.A.S./Intrinsik Cycling Team
www.gascyclingteam.com
All
March - December Lisa Curry lisa.speegle@gmail.com
N
A community based cycling team focused on racing and getting people on bikes in any capacity.

Team Muleterro
muleterro.blogspot.com

A co-ed multi-sport team, with participants taking part in running events, triathlons, road, mountain, and cyclocross bike races, and skate skiing races.

Co-ed Year Round Julie Zickovich zickovich@hotmail.com
N
Gallatin Valley Bike Club membership required
Disc Golf (Folf) - back to index
nrdga.com
7 and up
May-Sept.
Cary Silberman
522-0047
hyzerbomb@mac.com
N
Local weekly leagues and statewide competitive leagues.
Headwaters Disc Golf Club     Matt Muth 600-0181
nrdga.com/hdgc/
  Local weekly leagues and statewide competitive leagues
Frisbee, Ultimate - back to index
Bozeman Ultimate Frisbee Summer League
Adult
June-July
Joey Key 586-3221 jkey@physics.montana.edu
Y
Monday 6:30-8:30 MSU
Bozofest
bozofest.bozemanultimate.com
All
April-Sept.
Joey Key
586-3221
jkey@physics.montana.edu
Y
 
           
Football - back to index
Flag Football
K-7 grds.
May-June
Maureen Michaud, Program Director – mmichaud@gallatinvalleyymca.org
994-9622
gallatinvalleyymca.org
Y
 
Powder Puff Flag Football
girls
2-7 grds.
May-June
Y

Gallatin Empire Lions Midget Football
5th&6th graders 10-13
Sept- Oct
John Close - 600-9568
Hotline - 556-4633
Y
 
Handball
Bozeman Team Handball 14-18 yrs   599-1837   www.usateamhandball.org
Horseback Riding - back to index
GallEP: The Gallatin Equestrian Partnership     Marianne Amsden
gallepmt@yahoo.com
   
Saddle/Harness Club
Connie Lein - 586-2885
 
Ice Hockey - back to index
Bozeman Hockey Association:
www.bozemanhockey.org
Haynes Pavilion - Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Youth (Boys & Girls) & Adult (Men & Women) Hockey Programs & Leagues.
4-adult.

October through March

Julie Keck, Rink Manager:
580-1579 jkeck@bozemanhockey.org

Yes

BAHA offers a wide range of hockey opportunities for all ages, skills, and genders. Helmet and membership required for all hockey activity. Public skating (non hockey) times scheduled every day and ice rental for special events is available.

Ice Skating - back to index

City Parks:
Bogert Park -South Church Avenue
Southside Park- College at 5th Avenue
Beall Park- 415 North Bozeman
All
Winter
Rink conditions hotline: 582-2905
N
Southside Tennis Courts flooded for hockey 12 & under
Haynes Pavilion
All
Winter
Julie Keck, Rink Manager:
580-1579 jkeck@bozemanhockey.org
Open skating, party rental available on a varying schedule.
Learn To Skate - Ice Skating Lessons - Haynes Pavilion
put on by Bozeman Figure Skating Club
3 - adult
Oct - April
Sandra Jacobs, Director lts@bozemanfigureskatingclub.com registrations available at Play it Again Sports, 19th & Oak
Y
Figure Skating and Hockey lessons
Skating lessons are available through the Bozeman Recreation Department
4 - adult
Jan - Feb
582-2290
Y
Lessons offered for all ability levels (beginning-Advanced)
Lacrosse - back to index
Bozeman Lacrosse League
7 - 18
June - August
570-5758
bozemanlacrosse.com

Y
Dedicated to promoting the sport of lacrosse for boys and girls ages 7-18
Bozone Women’s Lacrosse Pick-up League
18- adult
June - September
email Taylor at bozone.wlax@gmail.com
N
All levels of experience welcome
Bozeman Men’s Lacrosse League
18-adult
April - September
Andy Kessanich 587-4138
N
 

Motor Cycle - back to index

Bob Stevenson
585-8252
 

Mountaineering - back to index
Montana Mountaineering Association
www.montanamountaineering.org

All
Erin Taylor Executive Director.
522-0659
some free
More Information

Rugby - back to index

Rugby Club

Curtis Ramsey 579-6987
 
Running - back to index
Big Sky Wind Drinkers
www.winddrinkers.org
All
All


Kurt Buchl 587-0756 kbuchl@yellowstonebank.com
For running routes and maps see GVLT or www.coe.montana.edu/ee/rmaher/pers/running.htm

  Yearly Membership $15 per family. Weekly Family Fun Runs, May through September. Monthly Fun Runs, October through April. All fun runs are free and open to all. schedule
Senior Olympics - back to index
montanaseniorolympics.org
Adults 50 and over

Summer & Winter

Kay Newman 586 5543 kayjn@imt.net
  Summer Games: June
Winter Games: Feb
Scuba - back to index
Steve Lantz
585-9926
 
Shooting - back to index
Belgrade Sharp Shooters Youth, 8 - 15 Season starts in January
hardscrabblemtn@aol.com
Y
Training in shooting safety and competition.
Skateboard - back to index
4-H Skateboard Club up to 18 yrs Winter Joey Duval 570-7837
Y
Helmets required.
Skiing - back to index

Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF)
www.bridgerskifoundation.org/

All
Winter
587-2445
N, button

Nordic, Alpine and Freestyle skiing. Ski Swap every year in November at fairgrounds

Skiing, Backcountry - back to index

Montana Mountaineering Association
www.montanamountaineering.org

All
Erin Taylor Executive Director.
522-0659
some free
More Information
Skiing, Cross Country - back to index
Lindley Park
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Hedvig's Trail at Snowfill (leash free dog friendly ski trails)
All
Winter
BSF 587-2445 - www.bridgerskifoundation.org/
N
Grooming costs supported by buttons purchased at Bangtail, Northern Lights, online
Soccer - back to index

Indoor Futsal

9-19
Winter
Jen 579-5516
Y
Co-ed teams
AYSO Soccer
gallatinayso.clubspaces.com
1st-12th grds.
Fall
Registrar: 579-0612
Recreational grade level (single sex) teams.

Bozeman Blitzz Soccer- bozemanblitzzfc.org

5-19
All
600-8146
blitzzsoccer@yahoo.com
Y
Competitive traveling teams for boys and girls. Teams determined by age and ability
Bozeman Blitz Micro Recreational - bozemanblitzzfc.org
K - 8
Spring & Fall bozemanblitzzfc.org
Y
Recreational Soccer for K-12th grade
Adult Coed Recreational Soccer
Over 18
Summer
Steve & Anne Denny
522-0966

Y

Recreational teams for both men and women
Adult Competitive Recreational Soccer Co-ed competitive teams.
Softball - back to index
Senior Softball
Over 50
May-Oct
Bob Towers 581 5203   Meet at the Softball Complex Tuesday mornings at 9
Gallatin Valley Softball Association     Terry 581-6945 or Chris 570-3276
Hotline operates May-Aug 922-2255
Y
 
Girls Fastpitch
8-14
May through July

Christa Drab 581-2235

Y
 
Bozeman Stealers Girls Fastpitch
8-16
581-4514 bozemanstealers.com
Y
Belgrade girls fastpitch     Chet Layman 388-6284(h), 581-6582(c)    
Snowshoe - back to index

 

Snowtravelers Snowshoe Club
snowtravelers.tripod.com
All
Winter

Chuck Hudson
522-9439

N
Offers weekend day trips as well as special events throughout the snow season. All welcome!
Special Olympics - back to index

www.specialolympicsmt.org
Christy Sofianek, Area Director
esofianek@prodigy.com
Fun, safe competitive sports events for people with disabilities.
Swimming - back to index
Bozeman Swim Center
All
All
Bozeman Recreation Dept
587-4724
Y
Schedule
Barracuda Swim Team
7 – 18
Year Round
671-9090
Y
A USA Swimming competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for ages 7 and older with a desire to compete.
Bozeman Masters Swim Club
18 – 100+
Year Round

Mike Daugherty 580-8018

Y
Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.
Bozeman Stingrays Synchronized Swim Team
6-19
Sept- May/June
Sue Hjalmarsson 539-1047
 
Tennis - back to index

Bozeman Tennis Association - BZTA www.bozemantennis.usta.com

All

Laurie 522-9016, 587-3018
bozemantennis@gmail.com

 
B-League Tennis (Adult beginner to intermediate evening league) Plays Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 7:00 @ Bozeman High School courts.
www.bozemantennis.usta.com
Adult
June – September
Additional information and printable registration form, click here
Y
Recreational tennis league for men and women of lower to intermediate
abilities
Bozeman Parks Department: Southside Park (3 courts), Bogert Park (2 courts)
All
Summer
 
N

Southside Park, 3 courts

Bobcat Tennis Center
All
All
994-2237
Y
Indoor courts available by appointment. Junior and adult programs.8 outdoor courts 1st come basis.
Track - back to index
Bozeman Track Club:
Gr. 6-8th
Fall

Dave Skelton
587-7698
www.bozemantrackclub.org/

Host Junior Olympics. Qualifying athletes can compete in regional and national Junior Olympics
Cross Country/Indoor and outdoor track
Gr. 8-12th
 
Li'l Bobcat Track Co-ed
Gr.
1-5
Winter Brian Stoppel
587-0566
Y
Pre-registration required
Triathlon - back to index
Bozeman Triathlon Club - bozemantritons.org All March-October Sherri Pearson sw1078@hotmail.com
Art Thompson art.thompson@yahoo.com
  Training and information for all levels of triathletes
Volleyball - back to index
Bozeman Volleyball Association
www.bozemanvolleyball.org
Adult co-ed
Sept-Nov
Feb-Apr
May-Aug
Tylene Walters 581 2382
Kevin McManus 209-7381
Adult Co-ed Leagues. Summer league is outside.
City courts:
East Gallatin Rec. Area
Bozeman Pond
All
Summer
 
N
 
Big Sky Volleyball Club
Girls
18 or younger
bigskyvolleyball.com
Amy Buchanan 720-560-7072
bigskyvolleyball@gmail.com
 
Wrestling - back to index
Bozeman Wrestling Club
4-18 boys and girls
January to April
Jim or Betty
586-5712
AAU sanctioned
Bozeman Mat Dogs

3-18 coed

Nov - April

Derry McClane 579-0199
matdogs@earthlink.net

Y
See Flyer
Bozeman Hawk Wrestling Club 4 - 18 Dec - April Darin Lenz 698-2667
Y
www.bozemanhawkwrestling.com/

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Other Groups and Organizations

American Computer Museum: Experience the Information Age from its earliest beginnings through the Internet. 2023 Stadium Drive, 582-1288, www.compustory.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County is a proven prevention program for youth.  Gallatin County BBBS serves children through a community based program and five school based programs.  If you are interested in being a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Family, or want to learn more about these programs, see the website at bbbs-gc.org

Boy Scouts: Serves boys between the ages of 7 and 18 through a year-round program. Boy Scouts also serves both boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 21 through a high adventure program called Venturing. For more information please contact Terrence 581-9701 or Jory Dellinger 493-6849, 3701 Trakker Trail, Suite 2E, 59718 www.montanabsa.org.

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Montana: Youth development programs for boys and girls. The program has Camps and programs from 7:30 am until 10:00 pm during the summer. During the School year there are programs during the day for home schoolers and after school for until 10:00 pm for others. A new facility opened in April of 2005 at 600 Bridger Canyon Rd. Fees: $12/yr. Contact: http://www.bgcswmt.org/ or Jean Bucher, 587-8442 or bgswmt@aol.com.

Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board (BABAB) The Board operates in an advisory capacity to the City Commission in matters relating to enhanced bicycle circulation, community-wide bicycle education and safety programs, and other matters relating to bicycling in the Bozeman area. Click here. The board has also developed an interactive trail map outlining bike routes throughout the Bozeman Area.

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Community members come to the Bozeman Bike Kitchen (BBK), 415 E Aspen St, to learn to repair bikes, "cook" up new bikes from broken ones, and enjoy a culture of bicycles as transportation and fun. BBK collects donated bikes and provides the tools and volunteer mechanics to help anyone interested in learning. Bikes are then distributed to Bozeman citizens that couldn't otherwise afford a bike. Work nights every Tuesday from 6 - 8.

Bozeman City Band Open to adult, university and high school musicians. Members are paid and the band performs eight concerts in the summer. Contact John Halko 563-4293.

Bozeman Folklore Society www.bozemanfolklore.org/ Concerts, contra dancing, and more, contact Ellen Stephenson 581-3444.

Bozeman Public Library: 626 East Main Street, 582-2400 www.bozemanlibrary.org

Bozeman Senior Center: Located at 807 N. Tracy, the Senior Center offers a wide range of activities and services for adults 50 and older, including travel, recreation and legal services. There is also a wellness center offering fitness classes and some medical services. Meals are served at midday Monday through Friday at a suggested cost of $2.75. Annual membership is $12 per year. For more information, phone 586 2421, e-mail bozsrctr@montanadsl.net, or check www.montanaseniorcenter.org

Bozeman Youth Initiative: BYI connects high school youth to their community through youth-driven programs, supported by adult mentors. Youth Productions: an event production team show that showcases local young talent. Bike Club: Young riders organize bike tours to promote sustainability. Greenhouse Bus: Youth are converting a school bus into a greenhouse and will mentor elementary school kids, teaching them about local food systems. Contact: Greg Owens, Executive Director greg@bozemanyouth.org

BWAGS: the Bozeman Women’s Activity Group offers a variety of activities for women of all ages. Specializes in outdoor, backcountry hiking and X country skiing throughout the year. Several different levels are available. Contact Patty Steinmiller 763-4145, or click bwags.home.bresnan.net

Child Care Connection: Offers FREE referrals to help parents find child care. www.childcareconnections.info/, 587-7786.

Children's Museum of Bozeman: 202 South Willson, 522-9087 www.cmbozeman.org/

Clean Up Bozeman: Contact Allyson Bristor 582-2274 to sign up for an area.

Dinosaur Playground: Corner of Oak Street and Davis Lane. Mike Harris 582-3178

Eagle Mount: Provides therapeutic recreational activities for mentally and or physically handicapped children and adults. Sponsors swimming year-round, skiing and skating in winter, and horseback riding in summer.www.eaglemount.org Contact: Mary Peterson Director maryp@eaglemount.org 586-1781 or eaglemount@prodigy.net.

4-H: For 6-12th graders, this organization includes the traditional agriculture and homemaking projects but also sponsors skateboarding, computers and many other activities. Fees: $15/yr. Contact: gallatin.mt.gov/Public_Documents/gallatincomt_extension/4-H/4H, or email: Danica Jamison, 388-3213. Gallatin County Extension services 582-3280.

Gallatin County Interconnect - Gallatin County is undertaking a comprehensive parks and trails planning process in order to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in this area and keep up with the demands of population growth. The mission of this effort is: "To link our communities and recreation areas through a network of trails for the use and enjoyment of Gallatin County's residents and visitors." To view the County's new interactive Parks And Trails Mapper, click here

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center offers both Basic and Advanced workshops, as well as seminars in avalanche awareness for specific groups such as students and snowmobilers. Contact www.mtavalanche.com/.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust: A non-profit that helps build and maintain community trails around the Bozeman area. We can use help on work projects, and have a variety of activities for all ages on National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June. Trail maps and information about the land trust are available. For more information call Gary Vodehnal at 587-8404. www.gvlt.org

Gallatin Valley Newcomers: www.gallatinvalleynewcomers.org Contact Linda Rodgers at 585-4644 or Nancy Xander at 556-9759

The Gallatin Valley Skatepark Association [GVSA] is a local / regional consortium of skateboarding-friendly individuals, businesses and other kindred spirits supporting the development of free, public skateparks in southwest Montana.  gallatinvalleyskatepark.com For more information contact info@gallatinvalleyskatepark.com

GallEP: The Gallatin Equestrian Partnership's vision is to help safeguard our western heritage by restoring our vanishing equestrian landscape. Their mission is to serve as advocates to educate and unite equestrians and the community to enhance opportunities in the Gallatin Valley for equestrian activities: To establish equestrian trails through cooperative efforts with government agencies, other non-profits, and landowners; To create an equestrian park serving diverse equestrian needs in the Gallatin Valley and the larger region. For more information, visit www.gallepmt.org or email Marianne Amsden at gallepmt@yahoo.com.

Girl Scouts: Serves girls in kindergarten through 12th grade with a variety of programs during the school year. Fees. Contact: gsmw.org or Kelli Stanley, Membership Director South-Central Montana Region, Girls Scout of Montana and Wyoming kelli@gsnw.org or call 1-800-736-5243 ext 2305.

Hopa Mountain's Youth Leadership Program: Offers teens weekly opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills through activities such as adventure-based experiential challenges, outdoor problem solving games, inquiry-based science education, local art projects, self-awareness exercises, and community service learning initiatives. Visit www.hopamountain.org or call (406) 586-2455.

Human Resource Development Council: Offers various youth development programs such as work training, life skills, and community involvement incentives. Contact: www.thehrdc.org or 587-4486 or info@hrdc9.org

Intermountain Therapy Animals: Pets helping people. "Enhancing quality of life through the human/animal bond." Contact Nancy Rosen, Bozeman ITA Coordinator, 522-7220 www.therapyanimals.org

Lions Club: Provides vision and hearing help. Also sponsors youth football and basketball. Scholarships are provided for the sports teams. Contact: Stuart Whitehair: 587-4200(w), 586-6752(h)

Montana Conservation Corps: Equipping young people with the skills and values to make a positive difference in the community. We are looking for people to work on projects to conserve our public lands and improve our communities. For more information please visit our website www.mtcorps.org, or call 406 587-4475.

Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS): Since 1994 the Montana Outdoor Science School has offered interactive natural science programs in Southwest Montana. MOSS promotes an appreciation and understanding of the natural world by providing quality education experiences. MOSS offerings range from free festivals to summer courses, year-round outdoor adventures for all ages, and school programs. For more information visit our website www.outdoorscience.org or call 582-0526, visit us at the Fish Technology Center at 4056 Bridger Canyon Road or write us at P. O. Box 502, Bozeman, MT 59771.

Montana Wilderness Association offers programs such as Wilderness Walks, one of the most enduring and popular outdoor education programs in the country and “Wilderness and…” a series of lectures recommended for area newcomers, families, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone with a passion for wild places and protecting Montana’s wildlands. Wilderness Walks provides a great opportunity to learn about nature and Montana’s wild heritage by exploring the landscape with a knowledgeable walk leader and fellow hikers. The free guidebook features 119 walks this year, in wildlands all across Montana. There’s a walk for everyone from a mile stroll to multiple-day backpack trips. All walks are led by volunteers donating their time, energy and knowledge—and their passion for Montana’s wild landscapes. The "Wilderness and..." program is free and open to the public. For more information call the Madison-Gallatin Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association at 582-8600. http://wildmontana.org/

Mountain Belles is a Bozeman area women’s recreational group that promotes healthy, active and adventurous lifestyles by hosting local clinics, outings and events such as fly fishing clinics, introduction to zumba, winter animal track identification, wilderness first aid and guest speakers on subjects such as herbal medicine, triathlon training, and the healthful benefits of beer. mountainbelles.com

Museum of the Rockies: MOR 4 Kids Club is a program at the museum for first through fifth graders. The museum also offers a long list of activities for children and adults. Fees may be waived or reduced for holders of an annual membership. For more information call: 994-2251 or go to: www.museumoftherockies.org.

Optimists: Sponsors various youth activities such as Little Bobcat Track. Currently sponsors this website (Thank You!). Contact: Brian Stoppel 587-0566

Pioneer Museum: 317 West Main Street, 522-8122, Since 1982, the Pioneer Museum has offered a variety of changing exhibits portraying earlier days in the Gallatin Valley. www.pioneermuseum.org

Sweet Pea Festival - The first weekend of August the community of Bozeman, Montana comes alive to celebrate the arts with its annual Sweet Pea Festival. Every year hundreds of volunteers work together to put on a festival jam-packed with entertainment, art and family fun. 586-4003. sweetpeafestival.org

Thrive: Thrive strengthens family relationships through its five signature programs: Child Advancement Project (CAP mentors), Girls for a Change, Parent Liaison, Parent Place, and Partnership. These programs connect parents to the schools, empower youth, and provide resources for parents to raise healthy and successful children. For more information on Thrive’s great programs or to find out how to get involved, please visit www.allthrive.org, call (406) 587-3840, or email squigley@allthrive.org.

Wonderlust provides educational courses for adults on areas as diverse as global warming and modern poetry.  For more information contact the Burns Telecom Center, 994-6683 or visit btc.montana.edu/about/wonderlust/index.htm.

Y.M.C.A. The Gallatin Valley YMCA provides athletic leagues, swim lessons, teen programming, summer camps and fitness programs all at an affordable cost to our participants. No one will ever be turned away due to the inability to pay. For more information please go to www.gallatinvalleyymca.org or call 994-9622

Sources of used sports equipment at reduced prices:
Play it Again Sports 1707 W Oak St Ste C, Bozeman 587-7427 - playitagainsportsbozeman.com
Second Wind Sports
15 West Olive, Bozeman 586-7441
Bridger Ski Foundation Ski Swap. Held in early November. Ski equipment and clothing available at reduced prices. Call 587-2445.
Bike swap. Held in April or May. Call Martin Rollefson 585-5632
Sacks 138 W Mendenhall, Bozeman. Limited sports equipment.
Salvation Army 425 E. Babcock, Bozeman. Limited sports equipment.
Pawnshops have some sports equipment.

Neighborhood Involvement:
Allyson Bristor is the Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Bozeman. Her role is to act as the liaison between the InterNeighborhood Council and the City. She can advise those interested in starting a neighborhood organization and is a resource for Bozeman residents for city related policies, procedures, news and information. The Neighborhoods Program aids in organizing citizen focus groups, volunteer events, informational charettes and neighborhood and inter-neighborhood meetings in an effort to keep the residents of Bozeman informed and active in their community and local government. You can contact her at 582-2274 or by e-mail at abristor@bozeman.net.

 


This site is made possible by a generous contribution from

The Bozeman Noon Optimists' Club
The Optimist's Club is a service organization dedicated to serving the youth of the Bozeman community
 
Join our friendly group for lunch any Thursday at the Elks Club on Haggerty Lane
(It's on us.)

 

 

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This information was compiled by the Bozeman Recreation and Parks Advisory Board: a volunteer organization appointed by the Bozeman City Commission.

Last updated on April 19, 2014

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