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Parks & Greenspace

Research and studies indicate that access, even if only visual to nature greatly effects and improves the mental and physical well-being of people.  Living in an urban environment without parks, greenspaces and trees can decrease a person’s mental health resulting in depression, stress and anxiety, increasing physical health risk factors.  Additionally studies show a decreased level of violence in cities and neighborhoods with access to greenspace and nature.  It is a goal of Kalispell Parks & Recreation to create and maintain parks and greenspaces that are inviting to the citizens and promote visitation and recreation. 

Kalispell Parks & Recreation maintains 292 acres of parkland and natural open space.  The Kalispell parks range from large urban and community parks to mini parks and each requires its own mode of maintenance which can vary greatly.  Whether your recreation tastes trend towards a park with playgrounds and sports amenities, flowers gardens, a free concert, walking trails or a quiet undeveloped place to enjoy trees and birds, Kalispell has something to offer everyone. 

Open park hours are 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

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