John H. Dover Memorial Park

John H. Dover Memorial Park Loop is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Billings, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

John H. Dover Memorial Park is stewarded by the Yellowstone River Parks Association. As is written on the YRPA website, the park “is the culmination of the vision and philanthropy of Jim and Virginia Sindelar, local ranchers, who donated 142 acres of their creek-bottom and pasture land to the Yellowstone River Parks Association for development into a public park with natural features. The Sindelar family ranched the property for three generations after it was homesteaded by their patriarch, John H. Dover, in 1884.”

John H. Dover Memorial Park sits on almost a mile of riverfront and includes more than 3 miles of trails for walkers, runners and mountain bikers. Fishers will find fantastic fishing holes along the park’s stretch of Yellowstone River.

Contact Information

Yellowstone River Parks Association
Reservations and Information:

2531 Mary Street, Billings, Montana 59105, United States

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Other Information

  • Prices and Fees

    Admission is free, but donations to YRPA are much appreciated
  • Accessibility

    All of the trails are designed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards or International Mountain Biking Association grades.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    John Dover began farming on an island in the Yellowstone River in 1881. The next year, Billings was founded. He eventually expanded his farm across the river to the west, and those original holdings are still part of what the family intends to eventually donate to YRPA.