Originally uploaded by big mike - montana.
This new playground looks a bit lonely, but it will pick up once families move into the neighborhood.
New housing developments in Bozeman are required to set aside a percentage of land as open space and play space. Luckily for developers, they can usually site this open space alongside an existing irrigation ditch.
You might think an irrigation ditch would be a lousy amenity to a park, but they are usually clean and well-maintained. They are certainly nicer than the bayous I played in as a kid in Houston.