Bozeman Optimist Club Community Parks Project
The Bozeman Optimist Club is putting together it’s next community parks project, which includes future improvements to Oak Springs Park. The first step is to create an updated blueprint for the park to be adopted by the City Commission as the Oak Springs Park Master Plan. The Parks Division is working with the Optimists Club, Architecture 118, MSU students and faculty, and neighborhood representatives to solicit community input on the plan.
Park Master Plan Adoption Timeline
Past Meetings and Correspondence
- Neighborhood meeting #1: Thursday, September 19th, 2019 the Optimist Club and City of Bozeman Parks and Neighborhoods Divisions hosted an ice cream social to gather input and start the discussion.
- Survey #1 was distributed and over 70 people responded.
- Neighborhood meeting #2: November 12, 2020 meeting at Fire Station #3. Survey results were shared and other questions were asked aimed at getting more qualitative input on Oak Springs Park. Because attendance was low, Parks staff prepared another online survey.
- Survey #2 ! Survey will be sent to respondents from initial survey, advertised via HOA/POA email and posted in the Park.
- Vision Statement Development. With assistance from Mike Wiseman, Architecture 118, MSU students and faculty, and neighborhood input, a draft vision statement will be created for the park plan and disseminated electronically for neighborhood review.
- Spring 2020: creation of conceptual drawings for the park
- July 2020: Ice Cream Social #2 to review concept drawings.
- Other meetings as needed
- Recommendation from Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (goal: late summer/early fall)
- Final Adoption by Commission (goal: early fall)
- September 19, 2019 Ice Cream Social "Dot" Exercise
- Survey #1 Results
- Survey #1 Summary
- November 12, 2020 Meeting Agenda
- Optimist Club Project Description
1. Who will pay for improvements identified during the Park Master Plan Update?
- The Bozeman Optimist Club, City of Bozeman, HOA membership, and other stakeholders will work closely together to identify funding and partnership opportunities to implement the plan.
2. Who maintains Oak Springs Park?
- The land east of the watercourse (with playground and pavilion) is maintained by the Oak Springs Subdivision Homeowners Association. The land west of the watercourse is maintained by the City Parks Department. If improvements are added to the west side of the park, it is anticipated that the City would be responsible for maintenance. If a Parks and Trails District is created in the future, the City would be responsible for maintenance of all City parkland.
3. Will traffic increase due to the Master Plan Update?
- The types of amenities identified in the new plan will determine whether or not traffic would increase. If traffic was expected to increase dramatically, formal review by City of Bozeman Engineering and Planning Divisions would determine whether or not the increase is appropriate for the nearby roads and whether or not a parking lot would be warranted.
If you have further questions, please contact Addi Jadin, Parks Planning and Development Manager, (firstname.lastname@example.org; 406-582-2908) or Dave Skelton, Bozeman Optimist Club (email@example.com).