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Greenough Park

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Greenough Park
Address  1001 Monroe St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
Hours  Closed now Thursday7AM–7PMFriday7AM–7PMSaturday7AM–7PMSunday7AM–7PMMonday7AM–7PMTuesday7AM–7PMWednesday7AM–7PM
Similar  Mount Jumbo, Rattlesnake National Recreatio, Mount Sentinel, Maclay Flat Nature Trail, Caras Park

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Greenough Park is a natural park in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the city by the Greenough family. Donated in 1902, it is Missoula's first park. Rattlesnake Creek flows through the boundaries, creating a riparian habitat.

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Man-made features

Greenough park hosts a pavilion, horseshoe pits, trails, a bathroom facility, and picnic tables. The main trail is one mile long, paved for bicycle and pedestrian travel The Greenough Family's mansion was previously in the area, before being moved to make way for Interstate 90; on the park Greenough is quoted as saying, "a comfortable retreat... to which the people of Missoula may during the heated days of summer, the beautiful days of autumn, and the balmy days of spring, find a comfortable, romantic, and poetic retreat."

Fauna

Despite its close proximity to Downtown Missoula, Greenough Park is visited by a rich diversity of bird species, including the great horned owl, American dipper, pileated woodpecker, and cedar waxwing. Mammals which frequent the park include White-tailed deer and American black bear.

Flora

Greenough Park is heavily vegetated, with tree species including Populus trichocarpa, invasive Norway maple, ponderosa pine, and douglas fir

Events

The annual Missoula Tweed Ride passes through the park and stops for tea, raising funds for Free Cycles community bike shop. In the Tweed Ride, contestants dress in vintage clothing and bike at a leisurely pace along a five-mile loop.

References

Greenough Park Wikipedia


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