The Billings Parks & Recreation Department along with the Friends of Billings Dog Parks mission is to create parks where dogs can romp and play off leash in a secure setting with their owners and other dog friends. We want to promote socialization and educational opportunities that support healthy dogs and foster a sense of community by bringing dogs and people together.
Established in 2008, the Friends of Billings Dog Parks joined the Parks & Recreation Department in raising funds to help build our first dog park in High Sierra Park. More recently, they have donated $80,000 for the development of a second dog park in Centennial Park. Their continued goal is to raise funds to provide additional amenities for both dog parks. If you would like to help support these efforts, click here to view our fundraising program!
High Sierra Dog Park
Centennial Dog Park
The Billings Parks, Recreation and Public Lands (PRPL) Department is working closely with our partners, Friends of Billings Dog Parks, to secure funds to develop the Centennial Dog Park. This park will be located in the south western part of Centennial Park. Below is a timeline of the project.
- In September of 2015, the Billings City Council approved a master plan for Centennial Park that included a new off-leash dog area. Although the master plan was approved at that time, funding for the park construction was not secured.
- In June of 2018, the City Council approved $2.46 million dollars for the first phase of development at Centennial Park. This phase will focus on park infrastructure which includes items like site grading, irrigation systems, utilities, parking and vegetation (grass & trees).
- In August of 2018, a consultant was selected to design the park and produce construction documents.
Construction on the first phase of this project is expected to begin in the spring on 2019. PRPL Staff, along with the Friends of the Billings Dog Parks, hope to include the Centennial Dog Park as part of this phase of construction. The exact cost of constructing the off-leash dog area is not know at this time. This site will be updated as the design process continues throughout the fall of 2018. However, additional dollars will be needed to fund enhancements to the Centennial Dog Park such as benches, drinking fountains, shade structures, and an agility area.
Please consider supporting this project and creating a place for you and your dogs to enjoy together.
For information on how to make a tax deductible donation, click on the link below:
Dog Park Committee
- Chair: Sue Bressler
- Vice-Chair: Marcia Clausing
- Board Representative: Rachel Cox
- Project Contact: Mark Jarvis, Park Planner (406)-657-8367