Dragon Hollow is a magical play land adjacent to A Carousel for Missoula in Missoula, Montana. The play land was the combined effort of artists and consultants from Leather's and Associates, Inc., a playground architectural from Ithaca, New York, and local play area experts--the students of many local grade schools. Dragon Hollow was built in 2001, and refurbished and expanded in 2019. The refurbishment and expansion created the opportunity to turn Dragon Hollow into an all-inclusive play area where children of all abilities can exercise their minds and bodies together.
Planning for Dragon Hollow began in September of 2000, when Robert Leathers came to Missoula to meet with local school children to find out what they wanted in a playground. By the end of the day, Bob has created a preliminary plan and the Dragon Hollow steering committee was ready to run.
Over a three day period in April, and another six days in May, over 4,000 volunteers worked dawn to dusk to create a 6,000 square foot play area.
In 2019, Dragon Hollow was expanded and refurbished. Now over half of the surfacing is poured in place rubber, which allows children in wheelchairs to access the many features chosen to allow all children to play together. The combination of a huge, three-headed, wooden dragon, and many up-to-the-moment play features truly offers something for everyone.
On sunny days the air in Dragon Hollow rings with the sound of children's laughter. Even on very cold days a few brave souls venture into the play area. Enjoy another Missoula treasure created by a generous, creative community.
Dragon Hollow is open to the public from dawn to dusk each day. There is no charge to use the play area.