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Community Corporation

Allocation Period: 2012-2013
Allocation Amount: $190000.00

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The Big Sky Community Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity created in 1998 to promote, acquire, preserve and maintain land, parks, trails and easements for the use of the people of the Big Sky Community and the general public. Several volunteer committees are organized to carry out our mission and include: Parks, Trails, Historic Crail Ranch, Big Sky Softball League, Skate Park Committee, Disc Golf, Big Sky Tennis Association and Camp Big Sky.


Parks
The Big Sky Community Corporation took ownership of 36 acres of park land adjacent to the existing softball fields in 2006. After a one-year community park master planning process funded by Resort Tax and a matching grant from the Trust for Public Land, the dream for an expanded park was crafted. Today, the expanded Big Sky Community Park is an ideal location for the young and the young at heart to gather and play summer, winter, and all times in-between. Encompassing 44 total acres, there is plenty of space to enjoy all kinds of activities, from walking your dog and riding a bike to ice skating and cross country skiing.

Trails
Surrounded by towering mountains, evergreen forests, and world-class rivers, Big Sky makes an ideal playground for outdoor recreationists. For some, the best part of Big Sky is the 12+ miles of trails constructed, managed, and maintained by the Big Sky Community Corporation Trails Committee. Our trails represent a place to reflect on the day, to take a break from the routine, and to explore a part of the Big Sky community. The Trails Committee works to add to the local trail system while deepening the experience for users of the trails. We seek to provide environmental education and activities that help users discover the world around them.

Softball
Co-ed softball League in Big Sky is a thriving activity in the summer. The Big Sky Community Park has two brand new softball fields commencing play this summer. Games take place June September on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:45 and 7 pm. Rosters can have up to 20 people and 3 women must be on the field at all times.

Tennis
There are two tennis court facilities within the Big Sky Community Park. Tennis programs take place throughout the summer, and courts are available for use free to the public all summer.

Skate Park
The skate park and ramp are open for use from sun up to sun down weather permitting throughout the year. For more information on the skate park contact Chad.

Disc Golf
The Big Sky Community Park has an 18 hole disc golf course that is really amazing. The course is open to the public weather permitting and there is an open league game night on Tuesdays at 6 pm throughout the summer.

Little League
Little league games start up May 8th with practice beginning late April. Games will be Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:30 pm.

Crail Ranch
Established as a homestead by Augustus Franklin Crail in 1902, and occupied by Crail family members for nearly half a century, the Historic Crail Ranch remains as a tangible reminder of the life of the earliest settlers in the Big Sky area. Restoration of the Historic Crail Ranch is a project of the Crail Ranch Conservators with support from BSOA, the Big Sky Resort Area District (tax monies) and interested citizens.

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