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February 18, 2014
2013 SD park visitation numbers might be skewed
YANKTON (AP) — The assistant director of South Dakota's Parks and Recreation Division says a new traffic counter system might have influenced record visitation numbers last year. Bob Schneider says officials will be monitoring to see what the traffic counters come up with during...
February 18, 2014 - 11:47am
January 29, 2014
SD state parks set records for visitors, camping
PIERRE (AP) — Visitation and camping in South Dakota's state parks reached all-time highs in 2013 for the second year in a row. The biggest draws were Custer State Park in the Black Hills, and Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton, the state Department of Game, Fish...
January 29, 2014 - 1:55pm
December 20, 2013
National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands
RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early...
December 20, 2013 - 2:33pm
November 10, 2013
Custer State Park’s new center should better capture exiting traffic
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent CUSTER — South Dakota state park officials and their project architect have changed their minds about where to build the new visitor center and theater complex for Custer State Park. Now their sights are set near the east entrance and the...
November 10, 2013 - 10:29pm
November 6, 2013
New nature park adds wellness to Brookings
By Jordan Smith SDSU Collegian BROOKINGS — What was once a landfill now offers residents of Brookings a place to get outdoors. The Dakota Nature Park, located on 22nd Avenue, was originally the city landfill, which closed in the mid ’90s. The city then capped off the garbage...
November 6, 2013 - 6:23am
October 30, 2013
Brandon voters soundly reject $12.5M park upgrade
BRANDON (AP) — Residents of the southeastern South Dakota city of Brandon have rejected plans for a $12.5 million park project. Unofficial results show that nearly 94 percent of the 2,074 people who voted Tuesday opposed the Aspen Park project. The proposal involved updating...
October 30, 2013 - 2:31pm
October 26, 2013
Early cold hurts state parks
Annual stickers drop during otherwise successful season.
October 26, 2013 - 7:28am
September 12, 2013
PHOTOS: Hitchcock Park new playground equipment
Park and Recreation Director for Mitchell Dusty Rodiek said the park is at least the fourth playground to be refurbished under his management....
September 12, 2013 - 2:32pm
September 8, 2013
Bella's Butterfly Garden takes flight
Jeanie Morgan is convinced the spirit of Iszabella "Bella" Morgan presided over the Saturday dedication of Bella's Butterfly Garden, a new Mitchell...
September 8, 2013 - 11:08pm
July 25, 2013
Platte rec area sees visitor increase
PLATTE -- Weather and walleye fishing are bringing more campers to South Dakota's state parks. Snake Creek, a state Game, Fish and Parks...
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 15, 2013
Sioux Falls to see more parks over next few years
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is pushing for more city parks. The Argus Leader reports three parks are planned to open this year, and Huether has recommended nine more within five years. Huether told the City Council he wants to spend nearly $7 million...
July 15, 2013 - 4:14am
July 10, 2013
Business booming at SD parks, rec areas
PIERRE -- Helped by a surge of early interest at Custer State Park, South Dakota's system of state parks and recreation areas generated nearly...
July 10, 2013 - 7:44am
July 8, 2013
Sprucing up South Dakota's parks
PIERRE -- Two design firms that previously did significant work in South Dakota state parks will take top roles on the latest high-profile projects. Arc International of Rapid City is in charge for the new visitor center planned at Custer State Park, while HDR of Sioux Falls is the...
July 8, 2013 - 9:57pm
June 24, 2013
New campground opens at Fisher Grove State Park
REDFIELD (AP) -- Fisher Grove State Park has opened a new 22-site campground. The campground at the park near Redfield was moved to the east side of the James River after repeated flooding made the bridge unsafe for vehicles. The new location includes 22 electrical campsites,...
June 24, 2013 - 6:37am
May 28, 2013
Man seeks Ruskin Park photos, info
FORESTBURG -- An area man is working to preserve the history of Ruskin Park. Brett Selland, Letcher, has documented several historical places...
May 28, 2013 - 7:33am