Welcome to Yellowstone River Parks Association

Welcome to YRPA! We’re a volunteer-driven organization helping to build parks and trails along the Yellowstone River Greenway in Billings, Montana. The Yellowstone is the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states and a treasure for the community of Billings. A group of Billings residents founded Yellowstone River Parks Association in 1991, and both through ownership and by partnering with public land agencies we help to manage more than 2,000 acres of green space that is open to the public.

Check out President Bob Mackin with Our Montana’s Mike Penfold on Community TV

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We are especially proud of our latest endeavor — an expansion of John H. Dover Memorial Park! Check out our video…


We meet every Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Billings Community Foundation, 404 N 30th (historic red building). To participate remotely via zoom, email us for the link (yrpa@yrpa.org). Our Board of Directors (BOD) meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. BOD meetings are open to the public; however, YRPA reserves the right to close these meetings to the public when necessary.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to get the conversation started!

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Looking for a park? Click here for a map of where we are active. To see upcoming events, please visit our calendar page.

YRPA work is only possible through the support and engagement of our community. We are deeply grateful to our partners, volunteers, donors, board members, and neighbors for helping make all of this possible!