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The Parks & Recreation Department works hard to maintain existing and plan for the future development of the parks facilities of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, with the intent of sustaining and improving the health, wellness, and quality of life of the community.

Swimming Pool:  The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Washoe Park Pool has daily hours of 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Pool can be reserved after 5:00 pm for private parties.  Any questions please contact the Washoe Park Pool at 406-563-7946 (563-SWIM).

Park Pavilion Rentals:  Contact the Chief Executive’s Office at (406) 563-4000 to reserve a pavilion at Washoe Park, Benny Goodman Park, or Beaver Dam Park.

Campground:  Contact the Parks & Recreation Director, John Sladich, 560-3214 for more information on the Campground.

Mitchel Stadium

West 5th Street

Anaconda, MT 59711

Parks & Recreation Director – John Sladich – (406) 560-3214

Recreation Supervisor – Traci Thomas  Office – (406) 563 – 3408

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Washoe Park is a beautiful public park intersected by Warm Springs Creek. The park features a walking trail, playgrounds, a baseball field, public pool, covered pavilion, horseshoe pits, and a fish hatchery. Contact the CEO’s Office to reserve the Washoe Park Pavilion.
Benny Goodman Park has something for everyone in the family. A great destination for your next family BBQ, Benny Goodman Park features a playground, baseball diamond, skate park, and enclosed pavilion with picnic tables. The park is commonly known as the Green Grass due to its wide grassy open space perfect for a game of Frisbee golf. Contact the CEO’s Office to reserve the Benny Goodman Park Pavilion.

Benny Goodman Park is also home to the Snake Pit, Anaconda’s skate park designed by Dreamland – an Oregon based company nationally recognized for designing “epic skate parks.” The Snake Pit’s large bowl allows you to pick out different lines and multiple hips out of the shallower end. The adjacent street section is a great for those into mini ramp skating and ollying tables, as well as for beginners.

Located in the rural community of Opportunity, two miles east of Anaconda, Beaver Dam Park resides where the Beaver Dam School once stood. The park features a playground, basketball courts, and plenty of grassy open space for pick-up games or picnics. The Butte-Greenway Service District will soon connect to the park, providing a recreational trail from Opportunity to Butte. The picnic pavilion was designed to resemble the Beaver Dam School. Contact the CEO’s Office to reserve the Beaver Dam Park Pavilion.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Anaconda, Durston Park prominently features the work of local artist, Fred Boyer. A gazebo and numerous benches make Durston park a great place for an outdoor lunch or coffee. The park hosts Anaconda’s Alive After 5, a family friendly weekly summer event dedicated to bringing entire families to downtown Anaconda to listen to live bands, drool over antique cars, graze on vendor food, partake in children’s activities like the bounce houses, witness fun side events such as a children’s bike show or a roller derby show, and just enjoy beautiful downtown Anaconda.

The Common, located on Main Street, provides year round recreation opportunities for the community of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. During the summer, the park’s wide grassy open space is perfect for a pick-up game or a few rounds of Frisbee golf. The Common’s circular sidewalk is also a great place to get in a few laps. This signature circular design becomes a public ice skating rink in the winter; complete with a giant evergreen decorated for the holiday season.


John Leo Sladich | Parks & Recreation Foreman