Roosevelt Park: Named appropriately for Theodore Roosevelt as rumor has it his initials are signed on the side of the old city hall building, this park sits along the Kootenai River at the site of the Troy Bridge. Troy, Montana turned 100-years old September 12, 2015 and many local events take place at this well utilized, well situated park. Roosevelt Park has three baseball fields, a boat launch, the Osprey Pavilion, and over two miles of walking pathways. The park site rests riverside amongst the trees and good fishing is both upstream and downstream from this picturesque setting.
Some of the more popular events include Historic Train Visits, Cemetery Cleanup, the DNRC New Trees for Troy Program, Achievements Fishing Day and Troy Kids Fishing Day. A really unique option is the "Rent A Yurt" from the city of Troy. The yurt concept was originally created by Mongolian Herders as they stretched hides across rapid set up frames for quick put up and take downs. The 16-foot diameter yurt comes equipped with two Futons, table and chairs, overhead track lighting, and electric heat for year round comfort. The yurt is 10-feet at highpoint, and you can fish outside the door! Other features include an outdoor fire pit and BBQ, and a handy picnic table. To inquire about yurt rental email the city of Troy.
Troy Community Pond - Roosevelt Park: One of the big events at the pond is the Troy Kids Fishing Day sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP), the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers. This well known event is in its 13th year, and smiling kids are some of the rewards! The "Fishheads" at MTFWP get involved, and Jim Dunnigan, Fisheries Biologist has been involved for years. Jim helps with careful stocking of rainbow and cutthroat trout into the pond. He helps secure prizes from local sporting goods retailers such as fishing poles and tackle boxes. When it comes to fishing, Montanan’s are always one hundred percent behind it! From the dock and along the shore the kids go wild! Adult volunteers help instruct the kids in cleaning the fish and packaging for take home dinners. Jim stresses that all the kids get a prize, plus the fun of fishing and a healthy take home package of fish to fry. Not a bad deal at all!
Troy Museum and Visitor Center: The convenient location of the Troy Museum has it’s historical significance. It is near the site of the old placer mining camps that were placed strategically at the Lake Creek location, the Callahan Creek spot and the old Hiram Cartwright claims. That history is important also because of the legend of how Troy got it’s name. The theory goes that E.L. Preston, the old original surveyor for the layout of tracks and townsite named the town after Troy Morrow, the son of a family that provided room and board to Mr. Preston as he worked surveying the area in it’s early days. The museum boasts antique railroad engines and artifacts, as well as related historical items. From June 6 to September, the Troy Farmer’s Market is held at this location on Friday’s from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fresh produce, canned goods, and special treats are available during these events. One of the cooler FOLF, or frisbee golf courses in our area is located along the walking path that takes off into the trees and is known for it’s tournament challenges. The Arts in the Grass Festival draws many folks from near and far to Troy also, as local artists and craftsmen and women are plentiful around Troy. The same with musicians, so keep an eye on that local calendar of events!
The Troy Visitor Center and Museum are easily accessible along Highway 2 as you enter Troy from the east. Just look for the historically colorful large wooden chain saw crafted sculpture and sign in front depicting the old loggers and miners of our area. This enormous piece of chainsaw sculpture was done by Dave Clarke over a period of time.