Missoula County Invites Public to Participate in Pathways and Trails Master Plan:
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6:30 PM – TUESDAY, JULY 27TH
Missoula County’s Parks, Trails and Open Lands is seeking public input to help lead the creation of a Pathways and Trails Master Plan that will focus on improving trail connections between and within communities outside the City of Missoula’s urban core.
The master plan is the first of its kind to focus on areas outside of the urban area and will be a long-range planning document to guide Missoula County in the development and prioritization of regional and local shared-use pathways and trails. The plan’s overarching goal is to understand the extent of pathway and trail needs, from development through maintenance, and the resources required to meet these needs. This will lead to strategic development of new facilities as well as implementation of a maintenance regimen upon completion.
Staff will host a series of community meetings and an online survey to understand how the existing pathways and trails system outside of Missoula’s urban core is working and where critical gaps can be addressed. To engage in person, people can attend any of five community meetings:
- Monday, July 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Lolo Community Center, 12345 U.S. Highway 93, Lolo
- Tuesday, July 27, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m.:
- Wednesday, July 28, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Beginning Monday, July 26, residents who are unable to attend a community meeting are invited to explore the online StoryMap and fill out the brief survey at missoulacounty.us/government/culture-recreation/parks-trails.
The plan is projected to be finalized in spring or early summer of 2022 and will be presented to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners for final approval.
For additional information, contact Juniper Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.