Parks and Recreation


We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens and visitors through outdoor recreation, sports, community and fun.

Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Recreation at a glance:

  • Numerous playgrounds, a splash pad and wading pool;
  • Over 2 dozen parks and 13 pavilions/gazebos that are available to rent. Click Here to rent today! For questions, please contact Bob Lazzari at 406-497-6535.
  • Non-Profits can contact Bob Lazzari at 406-497-6535 for a fee waiver.
  • An urban trails system, ex-urban trails, and bike lane network;
  • The only dually managed municipal/National Forest Service park in the nation;

Community Information and Reporting

Know of a tree that needs pruning? 

Check out our new Report a Tree form to submit it to the Parks and Recreation Department or contact the county’s Arborist, Trevor Peterson, at (406) 497-6576.

Is there a maintenance issue with a park or facility?

Please contact Parks Maintenance at (406) 497-6565.

Stodden Park - A Playworld Perspective

Stodden Park Arch 1

"Families travel from surrounding communities to play at the new playground in Stodden Park—an attraction that has had an economic impact on the old mining town of Butte, Montana. This play space is certainly something special—the theme celebrates the rich mining history of the community while embracing active and inclusive play. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, an organization with local ties, gave a generous gift to make this play destination possible.

Playworld representative Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc., worked with Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Rec to bring it to life. Kids can climb to the top of a lookout tower that resembles a mining elevator and spend time playing on a big haul truck. They can also enjoy climbing on a structure that resembles “The Big M”—a well-known landmark nearby. The best part is the inclusive design—kids with limited mobility are also able to access it all because it was designed for every kid to be able to play.

Big M in Stodden

The combination of rich history and modern play isn’t limited to the equipment; this playground is a part of something bigger—the transformation of a mining town with a rich history."

See more here:

  1. Bob Lazzari

    Interim Parks and Recreation Director
    Phone: (406) 497-6535

  2. Pete Schonsberg

    Parks Superintendent
    Phone: (406) 497-6408

  3. Mark Fisher

    Golf Professional
    Phone: (406) 497-6578

  4. Trevor Peterson

    Phone: (406) 497-6576

  5. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    1340 Harrison Ave.
    Butte, MT 59701

    Phone: (406) 497-6565
    Fax: (406) 497-6404

Recreation Activity Forms and Guides


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