By Katie Morrison, Executive Director, BSCC
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading.
I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
The days of all work and no play are limited for the Big Sky Community Park.
Construction began last Sept., with the initial scope to address drainage concerns,
along with the addition of two ball fields, a multi-use field and temporary concert
area. While work was extended until Nov., the spring weather halted construction
for six weeks. Although much of the park has not been accessible this summer,
the Big Sky Community Corporation (BSCC) raised enough money to add
several components to the project which will all be completed this year.
Generous contributions from Big Sky Resort Area District, Meadow View One,
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Big Sky Water and Sewer District,
Bozeman Audi and private donors have made sod for the three fields, resurfaced
tennis courts, a basketball court, a paved parking lot, wildlife resistant trash enclosures,
a relocated skate ramp, scoreboards, bleachers, electricity for the entire
park and an extended Community Park Trail possible.
This summer completes the initial phase of the Community Park Project. The final
Community Park plan, a multi-year project, also includes a skate park, climbing
boulders, lighting, concession and plaza area, landscaping, and outdoor concert venue.
Fundraising efforts for these components has begun through the annual BSCC
fundraiser, private donors, and through Rotary Club’s Nordic Hot Tub Raffle.
To contribute to the BSCC or the Park Project, please contact Executive Director, Katie
Morrison at (406) 993-2112, firstname.lastname@example.org or bsccmt.org.