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Franklin to the Fort neighborhood hosts 2nd second annual block party in Missoula

The Franklin to the Fort neighborhood in Missoula held its second annual Block Party at Franklin Park on Wednesday.
Franklin to the Fort block party sign
Posted at 9:20 PM, Aug 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-31 10:46:28-04

MISSOULA - Franklin to the Fort held its second annual Block Party at Franklin Park on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

The neighborhood borders South Third Street West up Russell Street to behind the mall it also includes a section of Reserve.

But even with all that space — as well as Missoula's largest population — there are 22 miles of missing sidewalks. Additionally, many blocks are impacted by explosive infill.

While the block party included lawn games for families and dinner and dessert items, it also had tables with information on how neighbors could get more involved.

“We’re one of the neighborhoods that is kind of… that needs a little help we don’t have all the sidewalks and the lighting, and the as some of the other neighborhoods in town do so we’re just trying to make it a better more family oriented neighborhood to live in and I think the neighborhood group helps with that," said event organizer Susan Mason. "Bringing people together that do good things for the neighborhood.”

Additional information on how to get involved with Franklin Fort Neighbors in Action can be found at