John H. Dover Memorial Park

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Input needed! John H Dover Memorial Park is a signature natural-area park in Billings, Montana. As we develop park programming and visitor services, we want to make sure people who visit have opportunities to get the most out of their experience. We’re asking as many people as possible to fill out the survey linked here — it should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you!




Shown in the map above, YRPA has big plans for John H. Dover Memorial Park.  The area in color we already own.  The remainder of the land is owned by Jim and Virginia Sindelar.  Their aim is to eventually donate the land for inclusion in Dover Park.  Two parcels were recently donated to YRPA from the Billings Community Foundation.  John H. Dover was the original homesteader on the property and grandfather of Jim Sindelar.  Jim’s vision is that the land be used for park space rather than become another subdivision.

Also shown on the map are several possible use areas within the park.  The emphasis is on “possible”.  Funding, perceived need, and external factors will shape the final design.

Trails under development and already completed, as well as bridges installed are visible in the lower left corner of the map.