Helena has 30 parks that include playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, community events, bike and pedestrian trails, dog parks, skate parks and bike jumps. All of our parks and trails are beautifully maintained by Parks Maintenance staff and our Urban Forestry Division. These features are designed and developed so that people of all ages, abilities and incomes can participate in the excellent recreational activities this wonderful city has to offer.

Park Reservations & Fees

Helena's Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing residents with a range of parks and recreation opportunities to improve health and quality of life. People of all ages and abilities can access a variety of physical and non-physical programs and activities at the city's numerous parks and recreation facilities. 

To Make a Park Reservation:

Reservations with 1 to 99 Participants:

* Must Submit 14 Days Prior to Event *

Step 1:  Download Park Reservation and User Permit Form(PDF, 680KB)

Step 2:  Submit completed application to

Reservations 100+ Participants:

* Must Contact a Minimum of 30 Days Prior to Event *

Step 1:  Call the Parks Administrative Office 406-447-8463

Depending on the complexity of the event, further permits or actions may be required.  Those details will be covered by calling the office.

Vendor Permits:

Temporary vendor permits may be issued for commercial use in select City Parks.  Applicants must speak with the Parks Administration Office to approve your request.  Materials must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior.  Please call 406-447-8463 to begin this process. 


View Developed Park Amenities(PDF, 248KB)

Athletic Field and Court Use

Youth Sports Activities 

If you are interested in utilizing City Park space for youth sports activities, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Read the Athletic Field and Court Allocation Use Policy
  2. And Submit the Field and Court Request Form(PDF, 850KB)

Centennial Park Athletic Field Map(PDF, 779KB)

Northwest Park Athletic Field Map(PDF, 773KB)


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