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Swords Park

New restrooms on the Rims

New restrooms on the Rims

New restrooms at the parking and picnic area in Swords Park will open as soon as weather permits construction completion. Coming this summer: drinking water at the trailhead.

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Billings City Council work session sees discussion of city, parks improvements

Billings City Council at a work session on Monday night heard reports on park improvements, bike path grants and Yellowstone Kelly's grave. 

August 05, 2013 7:56 pmLoading…
Swords Park and Yellowstone Kelly

Swords Park and Yellowstone Kelly

View photos of Swords Park on the Billings Rimrocks

July 07, 2013 7:35 am Photos

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Fundraising underway for restoration of Yellowstone Kelly grave

Fundraising underway for restoration of Yellowstone Kelly grave

It started three years ago in an email sent by a disgruntled visitor from California.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rims closed

Rims closed

Runners, cyclists and walkers make their way back to the Swords Park lot after the Billings Fire Department closed access to the rims on Wednesday morning. Before the rims closure, residents used personal fireworks on the rims, sometimes starting grass fires.

July 03, 2013 12:05 pmLoading…
Ceremony commemorates Yellowstone Kelly's life

Ceremony commemorates Yellowstone Kelly's life

Most people in Billings know little about Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly, frontiersman and Army scout, whose remains are buried on top of the east end of the Rimrocks.

June 22, 2013 5:06 pm Photos

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A crowd gathers for a ceremony

A crowd gathers for a ceremony

A crowd gathers for a ceremony to honor Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly at his gravesite in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Bill Cole places a wreath

Bill Cole places a wreath

Bill Cole, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Trails Committee, places a wreath on Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly’s grave in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Yellowstone Kelly historian Jerry Keenan

Yellowstone Kelly historian Jerry Keenan

Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly historian Jerry Keenan stands next to a photograph of the frontiersman during the ceremony at Kelly’s gravesite in Swords Park.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly

Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly

The Eugene Sara Detachment of Marine veterans, left, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly at his gravesite in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
A photograph of Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly's burial

A photograph of Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly's burial

A photograph of Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly's burial is displayed during a ceremony honoring Kelly at his gravesite in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Tab Moen of Billings

Tab Moen of Billings

Tab Moen, of Billings, photographs a picture of Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly before a ceremony honoring the frontiersman at his gravesite in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Wilber Jensen of the Marine Corps League

Wilber Jensen of the Marine Corps League

Wilber Jensen of the Marine Corps League looks at a photo of Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly’s burial in Swords Park on Saturday.

June 22, 2013 2:26 pmLoading…
Raw Video: Car drives off the Rims

Raw Video: Car drives off the Rims

Billings emergency crews respond to a car that drove off the Rims east off Swords Park and landed near the irrigation canal by N 18th Street.

May 25, 2013 8:28 pmLoading…
$1 million in trail, sidewalk projects in the works

$1 million in trail, sidewalk projects in the works

An unusually large pot of money is available this year to fund more than $900,000 worth of sidewalk and trail projects in the Billings area.

January 23, 2013 7:45 pmLoading…
Swords Park trail

Swords Park trail

A multipurpose biking, walking and running trail winds along the top of the Billings Rimrocks.

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Barricades go up as Rims closure takes effect

Public access to areas along the Rims has been closed during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 03, 2012 2:00 pmLoading…
Swords Park gets state, national honors

Swords Park gets state, national honors

The Swords Park Trail in the Heights has received a pair awards, one from the state and one from a national group.

June 10, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…
Cyclists pedal along Swords Park Trail

Cyclists pedal along Swords Park Trail

Cyclists pedal along Swords Park Trail last week. A campaign is under way to recruit volunteers for trail maintenance and donors for trailside improvements.

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Nancy Detrick of the League of Women Voters

Nancy Detrick of the League of Women Voters

Nancy Detrick of the League of Women Voters signs a pledge during a press conference to kick off the Clean Air Promise campaign at Swords Park Wednesday.

August 10, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…

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