Rapid City's parks are hidden gems for any visitor. Classic playgrounds, fairytale creatures and outdoor recreation make Rapid City's parks and adventure you can't miss!
1 - Canyon Lake Park
Canyon Lake Park is one of the oldest city parks in Rapid City. The park totals 29 acres and features several picnic areas, a fishing bridge, paddle boat rentals and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Canyon Lake Park is part of the
2 - Storybook Island
Beautiful children’s park filled with storybook and fairytale character sets.
3 - Dinosaur Park
Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park.
4 - Memorial Park
Memorial Park, 27 acres in size, was acquired after the 1972 Flood and has become a "memorial" to the 238 people who lost their lives. The park links the downtown area, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City Central High School and The Journey Museum & Learning Center.
5 - Founders Park
Founders Park is approximately 60 acres; most of the open space was acquired after the 1972 Flood. The parking lot is used as a popular trailhead for the bike path, which runs along Rapid Creek, and for a local Farmers Market during the summer months.
6 - Sioux Park
Sioux Park, located next to Storybook Island along Rapid Creek, contains 220 acres and is home to the William Noordermeer Formal Gardens.
7 - Old Storybook Island
Across the bridge from Storybook Island, enjoy a picnic and easy access to the Rapid City bike path. Upon arriving, you will find structures in memory of the Old Storybook Island, before the flood of 1972.
8 - Robbinsdale Park
Robbinsdale Park is home to the Harney Little League Complex (5 fields) a BMX bicycle track, 3 Picnic Shelters, playgrounds, Picnic areas, soccer field and a one mile walking loop.
9 - Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park (HLMP) is one of the premier mountain biking parks in the region, featuring over 12 miles of world-class trails for bikers, hikers and runners of all skill levels.
10 - Jackson Park
Jackson Park is 6.5 acres and contains a picnic shelter, picnic areas, a playground and an 18-hole disc golf course.