Our mission is to provide quality agricultural, economic and recreational opportunities by facilitating access and enjoyment of the natural assets and amenities of Park County, Montana.

Our Vision and Mission

The vision for the Fairgrounds and Parks Department is to create and maintain world-class fairgrounds, parks and trails for all, through the cooperative efforts of our community. 

Our mission is to provide quality agricultural, socio-economic and recreational opportunities to Park County residents and visitors by facilitating access, understanding and enjoyment of the natural and built assets and amenities of Park County, Montana.


Services include a year-round event center with seating capacity of 680, a dining room and catering kitchen; ample parking space, an outdoor arena with a covered grandstand and bleachers that can accommodate more than 5,000 spectators; event-related camping with 40 established camp sites complete with water and electric hook-ups, a centralized sanitary dump station, and a men’s and women’s shower house.  Additional services include year-round horse stalling, bus garaging and seasonal storage.  



Park County is home to three county parks. 

Arch Park is located just north of the world famous Roosevelt Arch entrance into Yellowstone National Park and offers a stone shelter pavilion, picnic tables, a stage, barbeque area, water fountain and trees, interspersed among the 1.5-acre parcel.  

Confluence Park is located near the confluence of the Gardner and Yellowstone Rivers near Gardiner, Montana.  

Silver Gate Park is centrally located in the small community of Silver Gate, just outside of Yellowstone National Park. Amenities include picnic tables, benches, playground equipment, vault toilets and bear proof trash receptacles.  

9/2/2023:  Park County recently partnered with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to complete a feasibility study to assess a multiuse trail near the Highway 89 corridor through Park County, between Livingston and Point of Rocks (note: a complementary study was completed for the corridor from Point of Rocks south to Gardiner in 2020). Park County is a host community for the Great American Rail-Trail, a cross-country, multi-use trail between Washington, DC and Washington State. The route across the country is already more than 54% complete, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy considers the trail corridor through Park County to be one of its catalyst initiatives which they believe will help catalyze trail development regionally.


Funding for the feasibility study was entirely provided from outside sources, including Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (which led the study) and generous donations from the AMB West Foundation and the Park County Community Foundation. The study allows Park County and its partners to move forward with trail development concepts with more information to make well-informed decisions on potential next steps for the project. Park County is a recreational haven, and opportunities like this provide more amenities for residents and visitors alike.

New Yellowstone Feasibility Assessment August 2023 


Future Goals

  • Begin the implementation of the Fairgrounds' Master Plan with the oversight from the Fairgrounds & Parks Board.
  • Create and begin implementation of a 5-year strategic plan and goals to create a roadmap to help ensure future success of the Department.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and cost-saving measures through improvements to operations and infrastructure.


Office Phone: (406) 222-4185    Email:

Office hours are from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Office hours are subject to change during the summer season and when events are scheduled to take place at the Fairgrounds. 

Updated 5/7/2020

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