Top 10 Parks Rapid City South Dakota

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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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