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Bozeman Continues to Improve Local Trail System

by Hart Real Estate Solutions

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust, the City of Bozeman and the Western Transportation Insititute received additional funding last week to improve the West Side Trail between Bozeman Pond Park and Gallatin Regional Park.

The West Side Trail is used by runners, walkers, bikers and travelers alike. Children also use the trail as an alternative to streets and sidewalks to get to school by foot. The trail is a major artery between two of Bozeman’s major parks.

The three groups mentioned above received $167,000 to improve the trail from the Transportation Alternatives Program. A majority of the money will go to improving road crossings on the trail. Additional funds will be used to improve signs, lights curbs etc.

Improvements to the trail will begin in 2017.

Trails are a high amenity asset in Bozeman that continue to increase the property values of nearby residents. Trails have lead to high health in Bozeman and do a lot to give local residents an outlet for activities and fun.

 

Source: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/funding-secured-for-bozeman-trail-improvements/article_0af91346-86af-5b3c-8a45-f855953039e9.html

 

New Fenced Dog Park Near Bozeman Pond Open

by Hart Real Estate Solutions

If anyone had still questions whether Bozeman is a dog friendly town, that topic can be put to rest as Bozeman has added yet another dog park to its repertoire. The new 2 acre dog park opened next to the Bozeman Pond and will eventually be incorporated into Bozeman’s plans to expand the Bozeman Pond Park. Many homes in the nearby area have small to no backyards. This park will make it more convenient for dog owners to take their pets on a walk and get them some exercise.

Bozeman has added multiple dog parks, including a 20+ acre off leash park and other smaller parks similar to this new project. Snowfill Dog Park also expanded its trail system this year.

The new park is open but will still be adding a shaded pavilion and a small dog/puppy area. The new park came from land purchased by the City of Bozeman from the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (read more about land trusts here. The city used money from the 2012 trails, open spaces and parks bond. The Bozeman Pond Park recently received additional funding for its expansion as well.  

 

Source: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/city/run-dog-run-opens-dog-park-near-bozeman-pond/article_3566ca27-f940-5703-a519-d2fb006a0266.html

 

US Forest Service Acquires Sourdough Trailhead

by Tim Hart

The Sourdough Trailhead has new ownership. The US Forest Service, and specifically the Gallatin National Forest, has acquired the trailhead after seven years of negotiations. The previous owners, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, donated the 5.9 acre piece of property containing the trailhead. Since 2005, they had put almost $200,000 into the infrastructure of the trailhead, improving recreational facilities and safety issues. Now, trail-goers will have unlimited access into the Custer-Gallatin National Forest from that trailhead because of the ownership change. In addition, putting such a trail under forest service watch will guarantee the preservation of Sourdough Trail for many years to come. One of the most popular trails in Bozeman, the trail sees a plethora of daily visitors and has become part of the lifestyle of all homeowners in the Sourdough/Kagy area. Visitors may not notice a difference between ownership. But they may notice their own peace of mind, knowing the land is now public, and that it won’t be in danger of development anytime soon.

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