The Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (PRPL) manages the City’s Parks and Recreation System. Residents and visitors are offered approximately 2,580 acres (approximately 4 square miles) of parkland that includes: 171 Park Areas, 40 playgrounds, 26 restrooms, 29 basketball courts, 19 tennis courts, 29 park shelters, 66 horseshoe pits, over 100 athletic fields (soccer, baseball and softball), 6 neighborhood centers, 30 miles of paved multi-use trails, 3 cemeteries in two locations, 2 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools, 4 spray parks, 1 dog park, batting cage facility, Par 3 golf course (operated by the Exchange City Golf Corporation), and a minor league baseball stadium.
The department provides over 270 recreation programs for people of all ages (pre-school through senior citizens). These programs are offered in a wide range of interests including; Aquatics, Youth Sports, Youth Camps, Adult sports, Fitness, Special Interest, and Adults Age 55+. In addition, activities are also provided by the department indirectly through partnerships with various organizations (Billings Little League Baseball, American Legion Baseball, Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society, Amend Park Development Council, Billings Mustangs, Billings Softball Association, etc.). Furthermore, over 100 organizations are scheduled and issued Park Use Permits for various park and facility usage each year.