Symmes Park has a tennis court, skate park, playground equipment, picnic tables, baseball diamond, and horseshoes. The Park is also home to the Veterans Memorial Walk, featuring a Minuteman Missile, a Howitzer, and several other items. The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Central Montana Museum are on the edge of the park.
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Big Spring Skatepark in Central Montana
The Big Spring Skate Park is free and open to the public whenever the weather is nice enough to ride! Located in Symmes park behind the Chamber of Commerce, the Big Spring Skate Park was built in 2017 through the efforts of Lewistown's local nonprofit Make It Happen and a partnership with Jeff Aments, best known as the bass player for Pearl Jam. The skate park was built by the highly esteemed Evergreen Skateparks and is regularly visited by professional skaters.
Central Montana Museum
The Central Montana Museum's mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts and material items which depict the cultural aspects of Central Montana, beginning with the first inhabitants of the area. Through interpretation, the museum portrays their lifestyles and preserves the existence of the historical communities throughout the area for the education and enjoyment of this and future generations. The area’s history is chronologically portrayed beginning in the 1870’s when the area was largely unsettled and buffalo roamed the open prairies. The museum features many photos and displays portraying the changes that resulted as many settlers from all walks of life came to this area and filed on homesteads. Also on exhibit are a variety of collections (dolls, hats, wedding dresses, fire arms, forts, fossils, historic replicas and dioramas, Native American art and artifacts, medical equipment and photos from St. Joseph’s Hospital, military, photos, musical instruments, and many others) and displays with interpretation featuring some of the area’s most notorious characters, including outlaw Rattlesnake Jake Owens and artist and local cowboy Charles M. Russell.