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TPL Reaches Full $16.1 Million to Complete Story Mill Community Park

The Trust for Public Land announced it has surpassed the $16.1 million fundraising goal to complete the Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman. The Bozeman Chronicle reported TPL raised $11.76 million from more than 450 individual donors, local businesses and foundations. These funds, in addition to the city of Bozeman’s $4.5 million investment from the parks and trails bond ensure that construction on the park can continue unimpeded. TPL has been working in partnership with the city to create and design the park since 2012. “From neighbors, to local businesses, to our philanthropic leaders, the vision for creating a ‘Central Park’ for Bozeman has inspired incredible generosity,“ said Molly Pickall, director of philanthropy for TPL’s local Northern Rockies office. “This park is truly being built by and for the Bozeman community.“ The park will total 60 acres, 40 of which are designated as a nature sanctuary. In addition to the pavilions and a lawn space that one would expect, the park will include river access, a climbing boulder, an amphitheater built into the hillside, and a playground designed in collaboration with Bozeman children.

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