Perhaps you, like me, have driven by parks and see the cones still up at the playgrounds assuming the play equipment is still off limits.  Well after closer look, many parks may be opening and available to use now!  A recent call to Gallatin County staff the other day did confirm parks are open and the Dino Park playground is usable.  Lewis & Clark park in Belgrade also was open along with the skate park area.  Just be prepared to sanitize your kids hands regularly as the equipment won't be cleaned by city staff.  So next time you think of taking a walk to your local park, take a closer look at the sign(s).  Phased reopening is happening!

Also, if you are interested in reserving space, Parks and Recreation offices will reopen May 18th. Reservations for recreation and park facilities and program registration, in compliance with the Governor’s phased plan, will resume in person, online or by phone. For more information, call 406-582-2290, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.