Board of Directors of Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District (BSTRP)

Do you love Big Sky’s trails, recreational areas and parks?

If so, please read on and take the survey noted below.

Big Sky is a special place, and one of the things that makes it special are its trails, recreational areas and parks. Our community has more than 27 miles of publicly accessible trails, 95 acres of parks, open space and recreational areas, as part of the Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District (BSTRP). Every year, more than $1M is required to maintain and operate these community assets.

Shared Long-Term Funding Plan

BSTRP is seeking to create a long-term funding plan to maintain these community assets for all to enjoy, using both monies from resort tax funding plus an annual assessment for all parcel owners within the district.

As part of the BSRAD FY24 funding cycle, BSTRP has now received a one-year financial commitment directly from BSRAD for $1.124M to cover the costs of facilitation and maintenance of trails, recreational areas and parks including a portion of the maintenance of BASE community center. In addition, BSTRP is asking the Gallatin and Madison County Commissions to approve an annual $88.62 assessment that would be added to each parcel’s county tax bill.

Cost Per Parcel

This cost per parcel would equate to less than 25 cents a day. This assessment will be a supplement to the funding received by BSRAD and will cover 50% of the ongoing costs of operations and maintenance of trails, recreational areas and parks within the Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District’s boundaries.

Open Meeting

BSTRP will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 5-6 pm to answer any questions you may have. The meeting will be held outside in the BASE courtyard (or inside BASE if there’s rain). Please join us.

Please take our two-minute survey to share your thoughts and opinions about the assessment.

District Map

Map courtesy of the Big Sky Resort Area District.
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BSRAD district map<br />

BSCO Public Trails

BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.

Info & Maps:

Multi-Seasonal Use

The majority of BSCO trails are open year-round, barring any temporary seasonal hazard closures.

= Groomed or plowed during the winter.Note: Ungroomed / plowed trails are still open & get packed down by use.

BSCO Projects

We are always looking at opportunities to increase parklands and open spaces while further developing public recreation amenities.

Get Involved

More Ways to Give

Support a campaign, donate stock or explore naming & sponsorship opportunities.

Save the Date for the Annual Parks, Trails, and Recreation Gala on July 2nd. 

Big Sky Community Organization