Bozeman's Best Playgrounds

Who doesn’t love a good playground? Whether you’re a local or traveler, stopping by a playground is always an easy way for the whole family to relax, get some fresh air, and for anyone who needs it to get their wiggles out. In Bozeman, playgrounds are plentiful and of course free, plus you get the bonus of the surrounding parks. Here are a few playgrounds worth checking out when you visit Bozeman, whether you’re traveling with little ones or not.

Story Mill Park

Story Mill Park is located on the way to Bridger Bowl and since it happens to be one of Bozeman’s newest parks (it officially opened in 2019), its playground is top-notch. Nestled into the gorgeous landscape, Story Mill’s “adventure playground” features multiple slides (including one sweet “super slide” that even adults will probably want to try) and swing sets, some amazing, Montana-inspired structures on which to climb, and a lovely shaded pavilion where parents can chill out while the kids go wild. Story Mill Park is also a wonderful place to take kids with bikes in spring, summer and fall, sled in the winter, or have a picnic when the weather is mild. 


Dinosaur Park

Tucked into a corner of Gallatin County Regional Park, Dinosaur Park & Playground offers an awesome, dino-themed play area full of castles, slides, and plenty of space to run around, roughhouse and get dirty. There’s also an area just for toddlers, with tot-friendly swings, slides and equipment.



Kirk Park

This multi-use park is located right in the middle of town and next to a local favorite grocery store, making it a strong choice when kids, parents and dogs need a recreational break and maybe a snack. Play areas and equipment are spread throughout the ample lawns and plentiful shade trees, and you’ll find a skate park and a basketball court there, too.


Bogert Park

Bogert Park is adjacent to the local pool, so it gets a lot of action and therefore a lot of upkeep from the city. Bogert’s large playground area has all the basics, plus a unique climbing structure and multiple benches for kid watchers to hang out and talk while keeping the little ones within sight. Visit the ice rink in the winter or their brand new pickleball courts in summer, or just run and play to your heart’s content.



Beall Park

This sweet little neighborhood park is within walking distance from downtown Bozeman and offers a basketball court, small playground area, and a beautiful landscape. At Beall Park, you can ice skate in the winter, fly a kite in the spring, or just get some time away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bozeman. 


Bozeman Pond Park

A little bit off the beaten path (you’ll need a car to get there), Bozeman Pond has a small playground area, a climbing wall for all ages and abilities, a large pavilion and yes, a pond. While the playground equipment is minimal, this huge park offers plenty of space to run and play or to find a bit of shade and relax.  


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