Billings, the largest city (population: 109,000) in Montana, is located in south central Montana, within easy driving distance of Yellowstone National Park. Nestled in the fertile valley of the Yellowstone River and framed on three sides by scenic mountain ranges, Billings is a blend of plains and mountain geographies.
The Billings Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands manages the Ci...ty’s Parks and Recreation System. Residents and visitors are offered approximately 2,580 acres (approximately 4 square miles) of parkland that includes: 171 park areas, 40 playgrounds, 26 restrooms, 29 basketball courts, 19 tennis courts, 29 park shelters, 66 horseshoe pits, over 100 athletic fields (soccer, baseball and softball), 6 neighborhood centers, 30 miles of paved multi-use trails, 3 cemeteries, 2 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools, 4 spray parks, 1 dog park, batting cage facility, par 3 golf course and a minor league baseball stadium.
The department provides over 270 recreation programs for people of all ages (pre-school through senior citizens). These programs are offered in a wide range of interests including; Aquatics, Youth Sports, Youth Camps, Adult Sports, Fitness, Special Interest, and Adults Age 55+. In addition, activities are also provided by the department indirectly through partnerships with various organizations.