Foreman Park, built on the remediated ground of the old Mountain Con mine yard, is complete and a grand opening celebration has been set for Friday.
The new park features sweeping views of Butte (Summit Valley), the Berkeley Pit, the East Ridge and the Highlands and other mountain ranges. It also extends by 2 miles the paved Mine Yard and Butte Hill Trail, which snakes through Uptown and the West Side from Montana Tech.
Park amenities include a gazebo, restrooms, picnic tables and benches, interpretive signs, barbecue grills and more.
Historical features in the project area were preserved and will be interpreted through signs.
The walking trails and park can be accessed via parking lots at these locations:
• On Wyoming Street, a block north of Woolman Street.
• On Buffalo Street — turn right off of Main Street if you’re northbound.
• On Center Street — turn right off of Main Street if you’re northbound.
• On Pacific Street — turn right off of Main street — into the Mountain Con Mine Yard lot.
It was named Foreman’s Park because it is centered around the former foreman’s house, which was located inside the Mountain Con mine yard.
The grand opening starts at 2 p.m. Friday when the park will be transferred from Atlantic Richfield Co. to Butte-Silver Bow County.