Top 10 Parks Rapid City South Dakota

Top 10 Parks

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 

Canyon Lake Park

2 - Storybook Island

Beautiful children’s park filled with storybook and fairytale character sets.

Storybook Island

3 - Dinosaur Park

Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park.

Dinosaur 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.

Memorial Park

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.

Founders Park

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.

Sioux Park

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.

Robbinsdale Park

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.

Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park

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.

Jackson Park

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