The Billings Mustangs, a farm team for the Cincinnati Reds, train in Billings  and constitute just about the only organized spectator sport besides rodeo. The Mustangs play at Dehler Park (2611 9th Ave.); call 406/252-1241 for a schedule.
City parks cater to the casual athlete.
Pioneer Park, between 3rd and 5th Streets on Grand Avenue, is a beautiful old park near the downtown area featuring tennis courts, jogging paths, and plenty of picnic space.
The swimming pool is at Athletic Park (N. 27th at 9th Ave. N.).
Riverfront Park, located along the Yellowstone River just off I-90, has picnic tables, jogging paths, fishing access, boat access for nonmotorized boats, and lots of room to romp. No overnight camping is allowed. Take exit 446 north to King Avenue, follow it to South Billings Avenue, and follow South Billings Avenue to the park.
Lake Elmo State Recreation Area (2400 Lake Elmo Rd., Billings Heights, 406/254-1310) offers swimming, fishing, nonmotorized boating, and picnic areas. Boat rentals are available. Non–Montana residents pay $5 per vehicle entrance fee. No overnight camping is allowed.
There are several public golf courses in Billings. Briarwood Country Club (3429 Briarwood Blvd., 406/248-2702) has 18 holes and is south of Billings along Blue Creek.
The Par Three Golf Course (Central Ave. at 19th St. W., 406/652-2553) has 18 holes. The Lake Hills Golf Course (406/252-9244) is near Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights. Follow Lake Elmo Road past Lake Elmo and turn at Wickes Lane.
A new golf course is the Peter Yegen Golf Course (3400 Grand Ave., 406/656-8099).