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Governor Bullock has announced a Stay at Home Order to take effect Saturday, March 28 at 12:01AM. In compliance with this order and in an effort to prevent gatherings in public spaces, the following park facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • Pickleball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Dog Park

As well, we are asking citizens to abide by “Pack in/Pack Out” for all personal trash.

All bike paths and trails remain open.  Please continue to practice social distancing of at least 6’ at all times.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the City of Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department is to maintain a healthy, diverse, sustainable, and interactive environment for our residents, visitors, and future generations with dedication, pride, and respect for our community.  As stewards of Whitefish, through proactive involvement, efficiency, communications, and understanding, we will go above and beyond our duties as City employees to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens of Whitefish.



Maria Butts
  Parks and Recreation Director   

Steve Bullemer
Parks Foreman   

Jeff Brown
    Building Foreman    

Jen Sybrant
   Urban Forestry/Landscape Foreman   

 Liz Records
    Recreation Coordinator   

 Mary Blubaugh
    Office Manager    

Carla Belski
   Community Services Coordinator   

Stephen Kostoff
   Recreation Programmer

 Philip Hodge
   City Forester/Arborist

Jake Topp
   Parks Technician