The Big Sky Community Corporation took ownership of 36 acres of park land adjacent to the existing softball fields in 2006. After a one-year community park master planning process funded by Resort Tax and a matching grant from the Trust for Public Land, the dream for an expanded park was crafted.
Today, the expanded Big Sky Community Park is an ideal location for the young and the young at heart to gather and play – summer, winter, and all times in-between.
Encompassing 44 total acres, there is plenty of space to enjoy all kinds of activities, from walking your dog and riding a bike to ice skating and cross country skiing.
Big Sky Community Corporation manages three parks in the Big Sky area:
Kircher Park: Donated in 2008 by the Kircher Family this open space park located across Lone Mountain Trail from the Meadow Village area. Trail leads down to picnic tables and excellent fishing.
Community Park: Big Sky’s meeting place for recreation activities. This park is 48 acres and includes climbing boulders, 7,000 sq ft concrete skate park, multi use fields, tennis courts, basketball court and 2 baseball fields.
Ousel Falls Park: This breathtaking park was acquired in 2003 and is very popular by locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a picnic in our 29 acre open space park or take a hike down our trail that leads you to a beautiful waterfall.
Surrounded by towering mountains, evergreen forests, and world-class rivers, Big Sky makes an ideal playground for outdoor recreationists. For some, the best part of Big Sky is the 12+ miles of trails constructed, managed, and maintained by the Big Sky Community Corporation Trails Committee.
Our trails represent a place to reflect on the day, to take a break from the routine, and to explore a part of the Big Sky community.
New and improved trail map coming soon! Trail maps are a $2 suggested donation and available at the Chamber of Commerce, outdoor shops, conceirges in the area.
Current Trail Projects:
- Crail Creek Improvement: Drainage issues have eroded Crail Ranch Trail at the junction of Crail Creek. The BSCC is working on permitting to remove a culvert, rework the channel, and build a bridge to mitigate this problem.
- South Fork Trails: BSCC has received over 8 miles of easements in and around Big Sky – generously awarded by the Simkins Family. The first phase of construction to commence in 2013 includes 3 miles of new trail that will loop and connect the Town Center area to Ousel Falls on the south side of the South Fork.
- Yellow Mule Equestrian Trailhead: BSCC is currently in negotiations to build a 2 horse trailer parking area for access to the First Yellowmule trail. This TH would mitigate safety issues with horses, bikes, and hikers on our highly popular Ousel Falls trail.
- Mountain to Meadow Trail: BSCC is in the mapping stages of working out a route to connect their existing Spur Road Trail to the Mountain Villages. The mapping effort is taking place the summer of 2013.
- Lower Beehive Basin Trail: BSCC and the Forest Service have partnered to work on finishing the easements needed to secure the lower beehive basin trail.
The Trails Committee works to add to the local trail system while deepening the experience for users of the trails. We seek to provide environmental education and activities that help users discover the world around them.
Or Pick up a FREE Map at one of these locations
- Big Sky Owners Assocation (in the Meadow Village)
- Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
- Grizzly Outfitters
- Gallatin Alpine Sports
- Big Sky Resort
- Moonlight Basin
- Lone Mountain Ranch
- Buck’s T-4